Inspired by the classic Moscow Mule, a popular cocktail that is typically made with vodka, ginger beer, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice; this NA cocktail has a sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy flavor, with a touch of warmth from the nutmeg.
- 2 oz pomegranate juice
- 2 oz ginger beer (preferably Fever Tree)
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz agave syrup (recipe below)
- A pinch of ground nutmeg
- Ice cubes
Fill a shaker with ice. Add the pomegranate juice, lemon juice, agave syrup, and nutmeg to the shaker. Shake well to mix. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice, and top with ginger beer.
The pomegranate juice provides a sweet, fruity flavor, the ginger beer adds a spicy, effervescent quality, the lemon juice provides a bright, tangy flavor, and the agave syrup contributes a sweet, natural flavor. The nutmeg adds depth and complexity (and a little heat) to the drink.