Apple Cranberry Moscow mule

Updated: Jan 13

The Moscow Mule always seems to be an all-around favorite. Despite what the name suggests, the drink was actually invented in the US. Hollywood particularly, at a pub named Cock n’ Bull. Where the name “Moscow Mule” comes from, is the mug itself. In the early 20th century, Sophie Berezinski moved her copper mug company (Moscow Copper Co.) to the US. Originally settling in NYC, she moved to California in 1939. 2 years later, she and her two friends Jhon Martin and Jack Morgan invented the Moscow Mule. Additionally [non-sponsored ad], the Moscow Copper Co. is still operational, and makes some great holiday gifts. Now, how “Mule” made its way into the name remains a mystery. I believe it has something to do with the “kick” of the ginger and the name of the pub (Cock n’ Bull). In addition to it starting with an “M”.


Now that you know a little of the history, the apple cranberry makes for a pleasant fall twist on the drink. The only real difference is the bit of cranberry-apple juice and, well, the actual cranberries and apple. Of course, presentation is of the highest importance. Plus, a good vodka. Can’t really go wrong with Tito’s.



2 Ounces Vodka

1 ounce Cran-Apple juice

1/4 ounce Lime Juice

Ginger Beer

Garnish: Apple slices & Cranberries



1. Mix/Stir the vodka and juices, and pour

into a copper mule mug.


2. Top with ginger beer.


3. Elegantly place garnishes on top.