Minty Pomegranate Mule Cocktail – A Refreshing Twist on a Classic

When I was first introduced to the Moscow Mule cocktail – a classic combination of ginger beer, vodka, and lime served best in a copper mug to keep it icy cold, I instantly became a fan. I’m not sure what I love more — the spicy ginger beer, tangy lime, or the shiny copper mug that looks so special and really does retain the cold for a long time. When I started working on a menu for this pomegranate molasses video collaboration with the Food Guru video production company, I honed in on the idea of a complete meal including a cocktail. And somehow the idea of adding some tangy pomegranate molasses and a bit of fresh mint came to mind. After a few attempts at the right method and proportions, I came up with this easy recipe for a Minty Pomegranate Mule Cocktail.

pomegranate mule cocktail

If you want to serve this without alcohol for a luncheon or a crowd of young guests, eliminate the vodka, add in some sparkling water and it’s a very refreshing mocktail.

pomegranate mule cocktailHere I served it with an all pomegranate molasses-infused meal of lemony seared flank steak and a fig and arugula salad with pomegranate molasses dressing.

What’s your go-to vodka-based cocktail?

(Many thanks to Ariel Sultan of the Food Guru for the gorgeous shot above of the cocktail)

Minty Pomegranate Mule Cocktail
Recipe type: Beverage
While I love the classic lime, ginger beer, vodka Moscow Mule, this twist, a minty pomegranate mule cocktail, is a bright and refreshing alternative.
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4-5 mint leaves
  • ½ of lime squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  1. Fill a copper mug or serving glass of your choice with ice.
  2. Place the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle the leaves with the end of a wooden spoon or a muddler if you have one – no need to mush or muddle them too much – just release the flavor – you’ll be able to smell the minty aroma.
  3. Squeeze the lime and drop the wedge in the shaker.
  4. Add the pomegranate molasses and vodka.
  5. Fill the shaker with ice cubes, cover and shake vigorously.
  6. Pour the liquid from the shaker over the ice-filled copper mug and then fill the mug to the top with the ginger beer.
  7. For Mocktail: sub club soda for the vodka (it was really delish as a mocktail)

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4 Responses to Minty Pomegranate Mule Cocktail – A Refreshing Twist on a Classic

  1. Hannah October 18, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    What a creative cocktail, Beth! The addition of pomegranate molasses sounds so good and perfect for this season. L’chaim! xx

    • Beth Lee October 18, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

      A virtual l’chaim to you as well dearest Hannah!

  2. Erin October 21, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

    I have a colander full of just-picked pomegranates!! And I LOVE moscow mules, too. Genius idea!

    • Beth Lee October 22, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

      I’ll be over at 5PM! Cocktails at your place!

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