If you’ve never tried the Champagne version of a Moscow Mule recipe, this cocktail is a must! A unique twist on a Champagne Mule, this batch cocktail recipe features the tart and tangy flavors of pomegranate and cranberry juice along with the spice of ginger beer. A crimson cocktail to serve a crowd, this mule recipe is a great choice for Holiday gatherings from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.
How do you make a Pomegranate Champagne Mule?
This drink is a twist on classic Moscow mule, which incorporates vodka, ginger beer and fresh lime juice into a tasty, fizzy and refreshing drink. But this variation gets extra effervescence from the addition of Champagne as well as delicious, seasonal fruit flavors from cranberry and pomegranate juices.
One of the things you’ll love most about this holiday season cocktail recipe is that you don’t mix the drinks one at a time. This vodka Champagne cocktail recipe can fill a punch bowl for a night of celebration. (Store extra batches in the fridge for quick refills.)
Simply pour all the ingredients into a chilled punch bowl. You can make an ice ring in a bundt pan or tube pan to keep the cocktails cold. (Consider making the ice ring with equal parts water and cranberry juice to help keep the punch from tasting watered down.)
What is the best ginger beer to use in this Champagne punch?
This punch recipe was created by Brooklyn Crafted. The drink is intended to be mixed with a strong and unfiltered brew with the intensity of real ginger. They recommend using their classic ginger beer in this mule recipe. The brew is bold and biting and gives the drink a sense of excitement.
What kind of sparkling wine should you use?
Although this is called a Champagne cocktail, you do not need to use Champagne in the punch recipe. Look instead for an affordable but tasty sparkling wine – you should only mix a wine you would be happy to drink on its own into your cocktail.
Although you could use Prosecco, it tends to have frothier bubbles than other types of sparkling wines, due to the process by which it is made. These bubbles don’t last as well in a punch recipe as the bubbles from a wine made in the méthode champenoise. (Here’s an article I wrote on how Prosecco is made vs Champagne if you’d like to learn more.)
I recommend using a Brut-style sparkling wine made in the traditional method, (méthode champenoise), like a Cava from Spain or a Crémant from Alsace or even an American, Australian or South American sparkling wine in the $10-15 range. (You may find something even more affordable at Trader Joe’s.)
When to serve this sparkling punch
As I mentioned in my introduction, this is a great drink to serve for a holiday gathering. It isn’t too high in alcohol, which makes it a nice choice for brunches and lunches. You could also serve it before Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner. If you’re throwing a New Year’s Eve party, it would also make a festive midnight toast.
But this website is called Eat Something Sexy, after all, so you know we’re also considering how this drink could influence a romantic evening. From ginger to Champagne, this cocktail recipe is layered with aphrodisiac ingredients. Did you know that pomegranate juice can support men’s sexual health? And cranberry juice has proven benefits for women.
So whether you serve this sparkling mule for a party or a more intimate occasion, know that it could bring some extra sparkle to your bedroom.
Pomegranate Mule Champagne Punch
- 16 oz (2 cups) Pomegranate juice chilled
- 12 oz (1 ½ cups) Cranberry juice chilled
- 3 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice
- 8 oz (1 cup) vodka
- 750 ml (1 bottle) Brut Champagne or sparkling wine chilled
- 12 oz Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Or your favorite ginger brew, chilled
- Raspberries for garnish optional
- Combine the pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, lemon juice, vodka, Champagne or sparkling wine and ginger beer in a chilled punch bowl.
- Place a collection of Champagne flutes next to the bowl with a raspberry in each glass, (optional).
- Toast to new friends and old and enjoy!
This recipe was first published on our site in 2018 and most recently updated in October 2022.
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