I think this is the most excited I’ve ever been to create a holiday cocktail for you all! I have missed the Reindeer Mule! So, this is how it came about; several years ago, I had this at a local favorite restaurant/brewery of ours and it was out of this world delicious. I remember I took a picture of the ingredients that were in it although it didn’t give the amount. Last year when we went, it was no longer on the menu despite be wildly popular and I was so sad. Enter this year when my dear friend Kellyann told me about the Jack Daniels Winter White Whiskey Cider! I knew I wanted to create a cocktail with it, and it got me thinking about creating my own Reindeer Mule at home for the Yeti Bartender! I had made my own simple syrups before so I knew I could create the cinnamon cranberry simple syrup that is such a great base for this and thus this festive and beautiful Holiday Mule was born! I will be drinking this all season long!

The photo below is the restaurant inspo, 
not near as pretty as mine, lol!

What You'll Need

Reindeer Mule 
Makes 2
1 1/2 oz Winter Jack Daniels 
1/2 oz Fireball Whiskey 
1 oz lime juice
1/3 cup Homemade Cinnamon   
        Cranberry simple syrup
1 cup sugar or sugar sub like 
    Swerve or Monk fruit
1 cup water
1 cup cranberries
2 cinnamon sticks
12 oz Ginger Beer (can use Diet, or Cranberry Gingerale) 
Optional Garnishes:
-Lime wedges & slices
-Mint Leaves
-Cinnamon Sticks
Ok, first of all, you want to make the delicious homemade cinnamon cranberry simple syrup which is the essence of this amazing take on the Festive Moscow mule. 
In a saucepan, bring the cranberries, sugar, water, and cinnamon sticks to boil, reduce the heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes until the cranberries are starting to burst open. Put a mesh strainer over a large bowl and pour the liquid through it. Use a masher or fork to mash the cranberries to get even more liquid through the strainer. Store the syrup in the refrigerator in a glass container for up to three weeks, it will make enough for several cocktails.
To assemble the cocktails, in an ice filled shaker, place the Jack Daniels whiskey, the fireball, the lime juice and 1/3 cup of the cranberry simple syrup. Shake well import evenly into two ice filled Moscow Mule mugs. You can use cocktail glasses too as it is such a pretty red color! Open your ginger beer and add half into each mug. Garnish with desired garnishes and serve, so festive!

No prob to put it in a regular cocktail glass, 
I mean, just look how pretty!!

And here is the darling T-SHIRT I wore for the 
Latest Yeti Bartender which you can view below!




  1. It's so pretty and festive!

  2. Wow~ That looks fab!! Might play around! #Dreamteam
    (And feel free to add to #Xmaslinky that opens Fridays.)

  3. I cannot wait to make this! Looks delicious and so festive. You do such a great job with these re-creations!!

  4. You come up with such fabulous drinks Andrea!! This will be perfect for Tday!!

  5. Love your fabulous tee too!

  6. Oh my goodness!! This sounds like Christmas in a cup! Pinning this to make later!

  7. This seriously sounds so amazing!!! I will have to see if I can find that winter jack! The cocktail is just so beautiful!

  8. What a pretty and festive drink just in time for the holidays!

  9. This looks so delicious! I will have to have my hubby make me one!

  10. OMG I want that shirt. But this sounds really delicious. I haven't had fireball in forever.

  11. It looks like a festive cocktail that my husband would enjoy. I just like fruity drinks!

  12. This looks and sounds so refreshing and delicious! I'm so glad you posted the recipe! I'm pinning and making on Thursday!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  13. You are the Queen of delicious cocktails! I love that Santa hat on your whiskey bottle. I need to try this over the holidays! Yum!


  14. Oh MY, this sounds amazing! I've been waiting for this recipe!! Will definitely have to try this!

  15. First of all, you are adorable. I feel like you could be a Santa helper with your smile and spirit so bright. Second, I am pinning this recipe and I am going to give it a try. it looks like we will be pretty much on full lockdown again pretty soon, so it's the perfect time to learn some new recipes! This sounds amazing for a date night at home. Or a Christmas get-together with friends via Zoom.

  16. How cute does this cocktail look. I love how you've made it look so Christmassy and I can imagine this being a lovely drink for Christmas eve. I need to give it a try. Thank you for brining lots of joy to the #DreamTeamLinky

  17. This looks amazing and something I need in my life! I'm featuring it on tomorrow's Sundays on Silverado! It's also been pinned to the Sundays on Silverado Pinterest Board. Thanks for sharing!
    -Niky @ The House on Silverado


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