Yuletide Sweet Tooth

This week, I’m putting a holiday spin on a popular cocktail with the help of one of my very favorite Christmas villains turned harmless – The Bumble! I mean, why do you think Hermie had to pull out his tooth to begin with? Too many sweet cocktails! He’s part monster, part lush 😉 We all know Bumbles bounce, but I wonder if that includes bouncing back from hangovers…

At any rate, here is the Yule Mule!



  • 2 oz gin or vodka (drinker’s choice)
  • 1/2 oz cranberry juice (the more tart the better)
  • 2 oz ginger beer
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Rosemary and cranberries for garnish

Combine gin/vodka, cranberry juice, and simple syrup in a glass with ice. Stir well, then top with ginger beer. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary. Enjoy!

This drink can teeter on the side of being overly-sweet, so if you are worried about that you can always lessen the amount of simple syrup you use. Now, I’m off to make sure that Bumble doesn’t get himself into any more trouble.