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Cranberry Pear Moscow Mules

Course Beverage, Booze
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Author Molly (Spices in My DNA)

Ingredients

  • For the MULE:
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces pear nectar (I found it in the juice aisle. It's a thicker, pulpy pear juice)
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • lime slices for garnish
  • pear slices for garnish
  • sugared cranberries for garnish
  • For the SUGARED CRANBERRIES:
  • 1 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided

Instructions

  1. Fill a mule mug or glass with ice. Add the vodka, lime juice, cranberry juice, and pear nectar. Top with ginger beer and stir to combine. Add pear slices, sugared cranberries, and a slice of lime to garnish.
  2. To make the sugared cranberries, bring water and 1/2 cup of the sugar to a boil. Once boiling, stir for thirty seconds until dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the cranberries. Stir until completely coated, then transfer to a wire rack to dry. Let dry for an hour, then roll in the remaining sugar, working in batches. Transfer back to the rack, and let dry for an additional hour. Store in a cool, dry place.

Recipe Notes

*add 2 hours of extra prep time for sugared cranberries!