One week from today is Christmas Eve! It's day six of the 12 Days of Mocktails, meaning we are already halfway through. Today we have a true mocktail, a non-alcoholic Cranberry Moscow Mule! This recipe calls for ginger beer, which does NOT contain alcohol.
Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Moscow Mule:
3 cups Fresh Cranberries
1/2 cup Cranberry Juice
1 1/2 cups Water
3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Fresh Lime Juice
4 cups of Ice
2 16 ounce bottles Ginger Beer
First, prepare the cranberry concentrate. Pour 2 cups of cranberries, the cranberry juice, water, and brown sugar into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Let simmer on low for 5 minutes, until the cranberries have bursted. Stir frequently. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the cranberry concentrate. Use a rubber spatula to press as much of the concentrate as possible through the strainer. Then let then concentrate cool. To mix the cranberry Moscow mule, pour the concentrate, lime juice, ice, ginger beer, and vodka into a large container. Gently stir. Add the remaining cranberries and slices of lime to garnish.
(Photo and Directions provided by The Kittchen)