The Everyday Occasions Store:
tour of our home
browse my SUMMER recipes
Shop the store
the everyday occasions store
ribbon Pink Bakery boxes
kitchen brush set
summer sugar cookies
IMG5 IMG8365
linens kitchen
summer collection enamelware
hydrangea cupcakes linens
IMG3135 IMG9178
linens blue & white containers
summer essentials
clean bottles collection
baking sheets & parchment
herb pots
platter collection
kitchen essentials
baking supplies
m78 m79
baking supplies bread board collection
linen storage ideas
m88 IMG8861
Baking pantry house & home details
IMG6260 IMG0728
summer packaging favorites Summer Recipes

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Moscow Mist | Moscow Mule Cocktail with Sierra Mist for the Holidays

You probably recognize the name of this cocktail as Oprah's favorite.  Around our circle of friends, we know it as Chuck's favorite.  He loved it so much that he gave everyone Copper Mugs as wedding gifts.  Don't worry if you don't have a copper mugs, you can still make this great drink.

Moscow Mules usually contain sugar syrup - which involves melting sugar and water together.  To make it easier, I add Sierra Mist Natural as the sweetener instead of the sugar syrup... and did you know it is made with real sugar, no artificial ingredients, 100% natural flavoring?  The addition of Sierra Mist adds a light, sparkling touch without adding too much sweetness.  Your guests will love this potent cocktail that is refreshingly tart and very easy going down.  A sprig of rosemary dresses it up for the holidays!

Moscow Mist
with Sierra Mist Natural

1/2 lime, in wedges
1 ounce vodka
Fresh lime juice
1/4 cup ginger beer
1/4 cup of Sierra Mist
sprig of Rosemary
In a copper mug (if available), squeeze lime wedges, and put the entire wedges in the bottom of the glass.  Add ice.  Pour vodka over ice.  Top with ginger beer, Sierra Mist and stir.  Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

I also made some other cocktails using Sierra Mist Natural:

Candy Cane Cranberry Cocktail
Meet Me At The Mist-letoe

Create your own Sierra Mist Natural Cocktail!  Share your most creative cocktail recipes with me for a chance to win a Sierra Mist Natural holiday gift pack (shaker, drink garnish/sugars, party glasses & a $50 AMEX Gift Card) to help them do their own holiday entertaining.  Leave a comment with a link to your cocktail recipe!

"Like" the Sierra Mist Natural Facebook for more cocktail recipe ideas!
*Sierra Mist provided me with compensation to include their product on my blog!


  1. I really enjoyed this information, is very interesting, I would like get more information about this topic, thanks for sharing.

    cocktail dresses

  2. I don't have a link for this, as it's an adaptation from my favorite mojito recipe. The addition of cranberries makes it perfect for this time of year. The amount of sugar in the simple syrup has been significantly reduced since Sierra Mist Natural will be replacing the soda water.

    Sierra Mist Natural Cranberry Mojito

    8oz fresh cranberries
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 cup water
    20 mint leaves
    1 lime
    4 oz light rum
    4 oz Sierra Mist Natural

    Put cranberries, sugar and water into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Lower the heat to medium low, and cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat when cranberries start bursting. Strain the cranberries out after the syrup has cooled. (If you didn't want to make your own syrup, you could replace it with Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash.)

    Put 10 mint leaves into a glass with the juice of half a lime and gently muddle. Fill each glass with ice, then add 2 oz each of the cranberry syrup and rum. Top with Sierra Mist Naturals and stir. Enjoy!

  3. Holiday Sangria

    5 tablespoons sugar
    1 bottle red wine
    5 ounces apple flavored liqueur
    7 1/2 ounces orange flavored liqueur
    1 cup orange juice
    1 cup Sierra Mist
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    12 seedless red grapes
    4 medium red apples

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  4. Anonymous9:43 PM

    no link - we usually just do sierra mist, OJ, and vodka. simple but delicious!! scg00387 at yahoo dot com


home entertaining and ifestyle expert
join the
The Everyday Occasions Store: IMG1667 ribbon m12 Pink Bakery boxes IMG9415 linens IMG0864 kitchen IMG0153 summer collection IMG3148 enamelware IMG0170 platter collection pastry bag roll of 100 IMG8499 m85 bread board collection LogoBlack2 m31 IMG9619 home m6 IMG8992 recipe m66 SummerIndex1