This Cranberry Kombucha Moscow Mule brings a sweet, fizzy drink to your holiday season that’ll leave you wanting a second (or third) glass. Full of fresh cranberries and a hint of rosemary, this cocktail is simple, comes together in a breeze and is extremely refreshing for the cooler months.
To kick this drink off, I went with fresh cranberries. A lot of Moscow Mule recipes call for cranberry juice. However, I’m not a fan of those juices and find them too sweet and artificial tasting. To keep it tasting delicious and natural, I made a cranberry compote and ran it through a strainer to get a strong cranberry taste.
So what’s a compote? Simply put, it’s when you cook down fruit with a little water and sugar (or maple syrup, honey, agave, etc.) until the fruit reduces to a chunky sauce. It’s perfect for topping yogurt, toast and so much more. In this case, I strained the compote and took advantage of its sweet juices for this drink. And to not be wasteful, you can use the fruit chunks on toast to snack on later.
Adding to the cranberry taste of the Cranberry Kombucha Moscow Mule, I went for Cranberry Kombucha. Kombucha is a great source of healthy probiotics and typically taste really refreshing. You can always find a bottle or two in the fridge. (If you love this stuff as much as I do, you can get a case of different flavors here.) And since Kombucha is good for you, that means this drink is healthy…right? That’s what I’m telling myself, feel free to play along 😉
A traditional Moscow Mule is light, refreshing and goes down smooth; perfect for the summer months. Switching up the flavor profile and adding garnish like extra cranberries and some rosemary turns it into a crowd pleaser at your upcoming parties. There’s something about this combination that is made for the holiday season and cooler months.
I’ve already made this a few times this year and will probably keep making it well into the New Year. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Enjoy!
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