A fruity twist on a classic (and popular!) drink, this cherry moscow mule is made with cherry vodka and garnished with maraschino cherries.

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About Very Cherry Moscow Mule

I know, I know, here I am with another drink recipe for you.

But what can I say?

The holidays have me feeling festive.

And by festive, I mean the desire to be tipsy after 5 PM on a fairly regular basis.

Between the cold weather and all the get-togethers we’ve been having as of late, life just seems a little more jolly with a glass of firewater in my hand.

This is typical for me this time of year, and I usually I stick to what I know – like a few choice wines or the occasional mixed drink – but this year I’ve really been trying to expand my drink selections.

For example, I made an Orange Creamsicle Cocktail a few weeks ago.

And did you see the Chocolate Cream Pie Martini?

I’ve also been stepping out of my comfort zone and ordering the most popular drinks available at a restaurant, no matter what it is, and that is how I stumbled across the amazingness (a word? Sure, why not!) that is a Moscow Mule.

Very Cherry Moscow Mule! A fruity twist on a classic (and popular!) drink, this cherry moscow mule is made with cherry vodka and garnished with maraschino cherries. | HomemadeHooplah.com

The Moscow Mule seems to be all the rage this year, and Longhorn Steakhouse has a few tasty selections on their menu right now.

I ordered one of them on a whim and absolutely fell in love with it, so much so that I made it my super nerdy foodie quest goal to make the drink at home, complete with the stylish copper mugs that do such a perfect job of keeping your drink chilly.

Want a set of these mugs? You can pick up a nearly identical set of copper mugs off of Amazon.

However, I did want to spice the drink up a bit – for no particular reason other than I just like fruity drinks – and that is where the cherry flavoring comes from.

Moscow mules are perfect on their own, but when you add sweet cherry flavoring?

It really kicks it up a notch.

Plus, I’ll take any excuse to dunk cherries in my drink eat maraschino cherries off a toothpick all classy-like.

So here’s to the holidays!

My the drinks (and the foods and the presents and the good times) be ever in your favor!

More great recipes with cherries

Very Cherry Moscow Mule! A fruity twist on a classic (and popular!) drink, this cherry moscow mule is made with cherry vodka and garnished with maraschino cherries. | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Very Cherry Moscow Mule! A fruity twist on a classic (and popular!) drink, this cherry moscow mule is made with cherry vodka and garnished with maraschino cherries. | HomemadeHooplah.com
4.2 from 10 votes

Very Cherry Moscow Mule

5 mins prep
110 kcal
Yields: 1 drink
A fruity twist on a classic (and popular!) drink, this cherry moscow mule is made with cherry vodka and garnished with maraschino cherries.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Fill a copper mug with crushed ice.
  • Pour lime juice, cherry vodka, ginger beer, and maraschino cherry just on top of ice. Gently stir together.
  • Finish by slowly pouring ginger beer on top.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with maraschino cherries.

Notes

* For measuring, a standard shot glass holds about 1 oz.
Recipe from All The Cooks.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Iron: 0.2mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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35 comments

    • Dawn
    • 5 stars

    This recipe is my an old friend of mine and daughter’s favorite! I love it too, and I get asked to make it frequently. It’s a great pool beverage!

    • Jessie

    Just came across this, looks delicious! Is there any reason why mixing everything ahead in a pitcher wouldn’t work?

    • Hey, Jessie! You could serve this in a pitcher, but ginger beer is carbonated, and sitting in a pitcher might lead to the beer going flat before it’s served.

    • Drinkware Essentials

    1) nice recipe
    2) do you muddle in the cherries at the beginning?
    3) only 1 ounce of vodka? 😉
    4) loved your Q ginger beer call…check out Fever Tree if you haven’t yet. Its a must.
    5) I bet this would be just as delicious is you swapped rum with vodka.

    We’ll have to give this a rip soon… 🙂

    Keep up the good work Chrisy.

    • Esmeralda

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    • River Kirsch

    OMG yum Yum YUMMY!!

    This has all my favorite things in it love love love the recipe.
    Also my last name means cherry this may very well be my new signature drink <3

    • Vicky @ Avocdo Pesto

    Totally with you on being in a state of tipsyness after 5pm and Moscow Mules are the BEST I love them so gotta try your version!!

    • I know, right? I hope you like it!

    • Zully Hernandez

    This sounds really yummy – those copper cups look great, too!

    • Rebecca B.

    What a festive and fun drink!! I have never had a Moscow Mule, but I think that I would really enjoy this version!!

    • Fair warning, they’re delicious 😀

    • Dini @ The Flavor Bender

    I agree! Holidays = Drinking season for me!! Love this twist on the Moscow Mule! I cant WAIT to try it!! Adding cherry vodka on my shopping list now! 🙂

    • Glad to know I’m not alone 😀 Thanks Dini!

        • Al

        I make a variation using cherry bourbon…try it…you will think why not!

    • Allison – Celebrating Sweets

    I just had my first Moscow Mule a few weeks ago (where have I been?!). This sounds amazing! Cherry vodka?!?!?!? I want one NOW. 🙂

    • Allison

    I was just browsing moscow mule glasses wondering if someone would buy them for me for Christmas ha. I love this cocktail – nice twist on the classic drink!

    • Sara

    My an old friend of mine loves moscow mules, in fact, he wants to create one for me to put on my site ;). I’m totally making this for him!

    • The more Moscow Mule recipes, the better 😀 I hope he likes this one!

    • Kim Beaulieu

    I’m suck a big cherry fan so this would be a hit at my place. Plus it’s just a gorgeous drink that presented beautifully. I love the mugs.

    • Rachel @ My Urban Oven

    You hit it right on the head, mules are all the rage right now. However, I LOVE it. All these recipes make me want to keep making drinks, or have a party to just have a Mule bar! Love this recipe, I bet the cherries add just the right amount of sweet.

    • I know, right? So many great recipes to try right now!

    • Katie @ Recipe for Perfection

    You know, my mom gave me mugs like this, and I never realized they were Moscow Mule mugs until now!

    • Nice! They’re great for any drink you want to keep cold – they insulate well.

    • heather @french press

    I’m not much of a cocktail girl, but I LOVE a moscow mule! your cherry twist is just perfect for the holidays

    • Jen

    This looks delicious!! I must try this!!

    • Jennifer Dodrill @ All-In-One-Mom

    Wow, these sound really good! I’ve never tried them, but I think I will be soon!

    • Thanks Jennifer! They’re quite tasty 😀

    • lauren

    I love Moscow Mules.. so this looks like a really fun version to switch it up! (I actually had a lychee version this weekend and it was amazing!)

    • Thanks Lauren! I’ll have to try the lychee verison soon 😀