Holiday Moscow Mules Recipe

These festive low-carb Moscow mules have become a staple in my home over the holidays. With the perfect mix of ginger & mint, these are a delicious treat for any holiday gathering or just for hanging out around the home!

I find making the ginger syrup from scratch vs. using ginger beer is so worth it! The smooth flavors of the syrup combined with a little fizz makes the perfect holiday blend! Enjoy the yule fuel!


Alright, you’ve got the goods: ginger root, sugar, water, diet ginger ale, vodka, lime juice, fresh mint & cranberries… now lets have some fun!

Step 1: combine 1/2 cup of peeled/chopped ginger, 2 cups of water, and 1/3 sugar (or substitute) into a pot and set temp to high on stove

Step 2: bring pot to a simmer and cook 10 min. remove pot from heat and cool 1 hour.

Step 3: strain cooled syrup and store in refrigerator (can be stored for up to 2 week).

Step 4: Grab your cute glass and fill with crushed ice (approx 1/3 cup).

Step 5: Pour in 2 oz of vodka over crushed ice.

Step 6: Add 1 oz lime juice

Step 7: pour in 1 oz ginger syrup (can add more or less to taste).

Step 8: pour in ginger ale to rim (about 4 oz).

Step 9: Garnish with fresh mint leaves and cranberries. Enjoy!

Holiday Moscow mules

Recipe by Jaime CanadaCourse: Drinks


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  • Ginger Syrup
  • 1/2 cup ginger (peel & chopped)

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar OR sugar substitute

  • 2 cups water

  • Holiday Moscow Mules
  • 2 oz vodka

  • 1 oz ginger syrup

  • 1 oz lime juice

  • 4 oz diet ginger ale

  • Fresh mint leaves + raw cranberry to garnish


  • Ginger Syrup
  • Combine chopped ginger, water and sugar into pot and set stovetop to high. Once at a boil, let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove pot from stove and let cool for 1 hour. Once cooled, drain ginger syrup and store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • Moscow mules
  • Add crushed ice to bottom on glass (about 1/3 cup)
  • Pour over 2 oz vodka
  • Pour in 1 oz of ginger syrup
  • Pour in 1 oz lime juice
  • Pour in 4 oz diet ginger ale and stir.
  • Enjoy!!!
  • Add mint leaves and cranberry for garnish


  • Yield one 8oz drink

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