Ginger Pomegranate Moscow Mule

Celebrate the holiday season by mixing up a festive seasonal cocktail with some zing! This Ginger Pomegranate Mule recipe makes the perfect fall and winter drink. Calling for just four ingredients, this gingery cocktail comes together quickly and can be made in batches for a crowd.

ginger pomegranate mules with a fresh pomegranate

Ginger and pomegranate is a combination that dreams are made of.

While I’d sadly never tried this combo before this year, I’m definitely going to be enjoying it all season long… and for seasons to come.

Something about the natural spice of ginger just melds so well with the tart/sweetness of the pomegranate.

Why I love this recipe:

This Ginger Pomegranate Mule is utterly delightful and just requires four ingredients.

It strikes the most beautiful balance between tart and sweet and has just a hint of spice, thanks to two types of ginger in the cocktail itself.

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    Honestly, this is just a lovely seasonal cocktail.

    And if you don’t drink, you can simply leave it out and add a little bit of extra ginger beer to the top. Easy peasy.

    More seasonal drinks to try: Pomegranate French 75 | Toasted Pecan Old Fashioned | Pomegranate Margarita | Sparkling Bourbon Apple Cider Punch | Pomegranate Hot Buttered Rum | Vanilla Cranberry Old-Fashioned Cocktail | Cranberry Ginger Bourbon Fizz

    Looking to mix a unique cocktail? My Cocktail Recipe Index has tons of inspiration for you!

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    What you need to make this cocktail:

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    Let’s talk ingredients!

    In addition to the tools above, you’re going to need some ingredients to make this recipe, too! Chances are, you might already have some of them in your fridge or pantry. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full measurements and instructions.

    Here’s what you need:

    • Pomegranate juice — grab this in the refrigerator section of your grocery. It’s nice and tart and delicious!
    • Ginger simple syrup — you’re going to make this at home. All you need are granulated sugar (also known as white sugar), water and a knob of fresh ginger. You could also purchase it online.
    • Vodka — use your favorite brand or what you’ve got on hand! Tito’s * (affiliate link) is what we keep in our house at all times.
    • Ginger beerFever-Tree is my all-time favorite ginger beer because it offers awesome spice without too much sweetness.
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    How to make a Ginger Pomegranate Moscow Mule

    Make the ginger simple syrup

    If you’re purchasing your ginger syrup from the store* (affiliate link), skip this part. 😉

    Combine equal parts water and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan.

    Peel a knob of fresh ginger, and toss it in there, too. (It should be about 2″ long.)

    Heat the ingredients over medium-high heat until they are simmering.

    Once the sugar has completely dissolved into the water, turn off the heat.

    Let the mixture steep for 30 minutes.

    Remove the ginger, and transfer to a mason jar to store in the refrigerator for up to a month.

    Make the Ginger Pomegranate Mule

    Combine the pomegranate juice, vodka, ginger simple syrup and ice in a cocktail shaker.

    Shake vigorously until all the ingredients are combined and super cold.

    Pour into copper mugs over more ice.

    Top with the ginger beer.

    Enjoy immediately!

    Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips

    Moscow Mules are the perfect party drink because they require few ingredients, and those ingredients are pretty easy to prep in bulk.

    These Pomegranate Moscow Mules are particularly festive for the holiday and Christmas season, and they’re great for gatherings.

    If you’re serving guests at a holiday gathering, turn this singular mule into a Mule Bar!

    • One to two hours before the gathering, make the simple syrup, if you’re making it.
    • Prep your garnishes. This will depend on what you’d like to garnish these cocktails with. I recommend quartered limes and pomegranate arils as a festive, colorful garnish.
    • Print out the recipe and instructions so guests can mix their own.
    • Set out the ingredients in separate jars or containers on whatever surface you’re transforming into your Mule Bar.
    • Make it a pitcher! I have included instructions for how to do this below and in the recipe card.
    Drink in copper mug with ice

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    ginger pomegranate mules with a fresh pomegranate

    Ginger Pomegranate Mule

    Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate
    Prepare for the upcoming holidays by mixing up a cocktail with some ginger zing! Ginger Pomegranate Mules make the perfect seasonal drink for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Made with DRY Sparkling Ginger, 100% pomegranate juice, vodka and ginger simple syrup, this drink comes together quickly and can be made in batches for a crowd. Serve in copper mugs for that traditional mule feel, and enjoy sipping on this spicy cocktail throughout the season.
    5 from 7 votes
    Servings 1 cocktail
    Calories 202 kcal
    Prep Time 30 minutes
    Cook Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes


    Ginger Simple Syrup

    • 1 cup water
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 ” piece of fresh ginger root peeled

    Ginger Pomegranate Mule

    • 2 oz. 100% pomegranate juice
    • 1 ½ oz. vodka
    • 1 oz. ginger simple syrup recipe above
    • 4 oz. ginger beer
    • Ice

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    Make the Ginger Simple Syrup

    • In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the water and sugar over medium-high heat.
    • Add the peeled ginger, and bring to a simmer.
    • When the sugar has completely dissolved into the water, remove from the heat.
    • Let the mixture steep for 30 minutes, then remove the ginger and store in the refrigerator until time to serve.

    Make the Ginger Pomegranate Mules

    • In a cocktail shaker, combine the pomegranate juice, vodka, ginger simple syrup and ice.
    • Pour into copper mugs over more ice.
    • Top with the ginger beer.
    • Enjoy immediately!


    The simple syrup should make enough to mix 7-8 Ginger Pomegranate Mules, depending on how much liquid dissolves. The recipe can easily be doubled.
    Likewise, the Ginger Pomegranate Mules can be doubled or tripled in the same cocktail shaker.
    How to make a pitcher:
    Combine the following ingredients in a pitcher, stir vigorously and serve immediately.
    • 12 oz. pomegranate juice
    • 9 oz. vodka
    • 6 oz. ginger simple syrup
    • 24 oz. ginger beer


    Serving: 1gCalories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 48gSodium: 5mgSugar: 45g
    Keyword cocktails, drinks, ginger cocktail, moscow mule recipe, pomegranate cocktail, pomegranate moscow mule, pomegranate mule
    Course Drinks & Cocktails
    Cuisine American
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    About the Author:

    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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    1. I’m going crazy over this recipe for a Ginger Pomegranate Mule – sounds amazing (I love Moscow Mules)…
      I also think the DRY Ginger would be great mixed with champagne or prosecco!

    2. I love everything about these!!! I’ve had pomegranate mules before but never thought to add ginger….sounds amazing!

    3. Ooooh girl those pomegranates! So gorgeous. I almost never work with fresh ones, but this drink is calling my name. It was fun to celebrate the #HolidayPairingParty with you! xoxo

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