This is a refreshing play on a ginger mule.
- 2 oz cranberry juice
- 2 oz ginger beer (preferably Fever Tree)
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup (recipe below)
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
- Ice cubes
Fill a shaker with ice. Add the cranberry juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and cayenne pepper to the shaker. Shake well to mix. Strain the mixture into your highball glass filled with ice, and top with ginger beer. Stir gently and serve.
This cocktail has a sweet, tangy, and spicy flavor, with a touch of heat from the cayenne pepper. The cranberry juice provides a sweet, tart flavor, the ginger beer contributes a spicy kick, the lime juice provides tartness, and the simple syrup adds sweetness. The cayenne pepper will provide a warming sensation that mimics the heat of alcohol. Give it a try!