Did you know cranberries are one of only three fruits that are native to North America? (The other two are blueberries and concord grapes.) Half of the U.S. harvest comes from the state of Massachusetts. Since this riff on a Moscow Mule is flavored with cranberry juice, we’ve dubbed it the Massachusetts Mule. Not only is this cocktail super easy to prepare, it’s delicious and pretty to look at too!
Given that cranberries are indigenous to North America, it makes sense that they are closely associated with that most American of holidays, Thanksgiving. The first Thanksgiving was held in Massachusetts in 1621, giving us yet another reason or this drink’s name.
The fall cranberry harvest runs September to November, just in time to get fresh berries bagged and stocked in produce sections around the country.
This drink would be a refreshing aperitif before Thanksgiving dinner—or as a palate cleanser before breaking out the leftovers!
Ingredients: (makes 5):
• 1 cup Natura Sparkling Water
• 3/4 cup lime juice
• 3 cups ginger beer
• 1/2 cup cranberry juice
• 1 cup vodka
Stir cranberry juice, lime juice, Natura sparkling water, and vodka in large pitcher. Slowly add in ginger beer and stir. Serve over ice in copper mugs. Garnish with rosemary sprig and whole cranberries.
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