Pomegranate Mule Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:14

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Pomegranate Mule is a fruity twist on the classic Moscow Mule. It's a relatively new addition to the cocktail scene, but it's quickly gaining popularity for its refreshing and tangy flavor profile. The addition of pomegranate juice not only adds a beautiful color but also a unique taste that complements the spicy ginger beer perfectly. It's a hit among those who enjoy fruity and refreshing cocktails.

How Pomegranate Mule Tastes?

The Pomegranate Mule is a refreshing, tangy, and slightly sweet cocktail. The pomegranate juice adds a fruity and slightly tart flavor, which is balanced by the spicy and effervescent ginger beer. The vodka adds a smooth and subtle kick, making it a well-rounded and enjoyable drink.

Interesting facts about Pomegranate Mule

  • The Pomegranate Mule is a variation of the Moscow Mule, which was invented in the 1940s.
  • Despite its name, the Pomegranate Mule doesn't contain any mule.
  • The cocktail is typically served in a copper mug, which helps keep the drink cold and enhances its flavor.


A few good options for Pomegranate Mule are:

  • Smirnoff
  • Absolut Citron
  • Grey Goose

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A few good options for Pomegranate Mule are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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The Vodka (2 oz) is the backbone of this cocktail, providing a clean canvas upon which the other flavors can sing. Just the right amount for a kick without stealing the show. Go overboard, and you're tipsy territory; skimp, and you won't feel the buzz.

Alex Green

Pomegranate Juice

Recipes call for Pomegranate Juice (1 oz) for its fruity punch and vibrant color. Less juice might leave guests thirsting for flavor, while more could hijack the drink into a kiddie punch.

Emma Rose

Lime Juice

A zesty Lime Juice (0.5 oz) inclusion sharpens our senses – it's acidity cuts through the sweetness and refreshes the palate. Forget it, and the drink dulls; too much, and you’ll pucker up more than you’d like.

Mary Mitkina

Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer (3 oz) brings a peppery effervesce that lifts the whole concoction. Without it, you’re grounded; but too much may lead to a spice overload.

Alex Green

Lime Wheel

This isn't just a pretty wheel; a Lime Wheel garnish provides aromatic allure once the drink hits your nose.

Emma Rose

Pomegranate Seeds

These little jewels, Pomegranate Seeds (1 tablespoon), are more than eye-candy; they pop with tartness and texture, giving the cocktail a decadent finish.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Pomegranate Mule Drink

  1. Fill a copper mug with ice.
  2. Pour the vodka, pomegranate juice, and lime juice over the ice.
  3. Top with ginger beer and stir gently to combine.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Don't skimp on the ginger beer - it's what gives this cocktail its signature kick.
  • Serve in a copper mug to keep the drink cold longer.

Perfect Pairings


  • Charcuterie Board: The salty and savory flavors of cured meats and cheeses will contrast nicely with the sweet and tangy aspects of the cocktail.
  • Grilled Shrimp: With a hint of smokiness, it will match the zesty ginger kick.
  • Spicy Nuts: The spice will complement the ginger beer's zesty profile.

Main Courses

  • Roast Chicken: The light, savory flavors won't overpower the cocktail's delicate balance.
  • Glazed Pork Chops: A sweet glaze will echo the pomegranate's sweetness.


  • Lemon Tart: The tartness will harmonize with the lime juice in the cocktail.
  • Dark Chocolate: The bitterness of the chocolate pairs well with the depth of the pomegranate.

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What you could change in Pomegranate Mule

  • If you can't find pomegranate juice, you can substitute it with cranberry juice.
  • If you're not a fan of vodka, you can replace it with gin or tequila for a different twist.

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And of course - twists🍹

Pomegranate & Basil Mule

Add a few fresh basil leaves into the muddle. The basil will introduce a fresh, herbaceous twist that pairs delightfully with pomegranate.

Spicy Pomegranate Mule

Include a slice of jalapeno when you pour the vodka. The heat will dance with the pomegranate's sweetness for those who like a fiery kick.

Pomegranate Mule Mocktail

Skip the vodka and double the pomegranate juice. For a non-alcoholic version, the mocktail retains the fun without the run.

In case you forgot basics how to make Pomegranate Mule

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Pomegranate Mule

Can I use a different type of beer to replace ginger beer in this recipe?

While ginger beer provides a unique spicy and sweet flavor that compliments the pomegranate and vodka, you can use a non-alcoholic beer or soda water as a substitute if ginger beer is unavailable. However, it may change the overall taste profile of the cocktail.

Does this cocktail pair well with any certain types of food?

The Pomegranate Mule can be paired with a variety of foods, but it's particularly tasty with appetisers and spicy foods. The sweet-tart flavor of the cocktail can help balance out spicy flavours and freshen your palate.

What is the best vodka to use in a Pomegranate Mule?

The choice of vodka largely depends on personal preference. Higher shelf vodkas often have a smoother taste, but mid-range vodkas generally work well in mixed drinks such as the Pomegranate Mule.

Can I serve the Pomegranate Mule in a different kind of glass?

While the traditional vessel for a Moscow Mule and its variations is a copper mug, you can also use other glasses like a highball glass. The copper mug helps maintain the temperature of the drink but the taste should not differ significantly with a different glass.

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