Monthly Archives: November 2014

THE NEW, APPLEBEE’S AMERICAN MULE

(APPLEBEES' ALL NEW: "AMERICAN MULE" • EVERGREEN PARK, IL)
(APPLEBEES’ ALL NEW: “AMERICAN MULE” • EVERGREEN PARK, IL)

THE ALL NEW, APPLEBEE’S AMERICAN MULE

My first sip of this brand new original cocktail was surprisingly good! First, I was delighted to see that Applebee’s hopped on the trend and added an official house mule to their menu.

Prepared with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Da Vinci Ginger Syrup, and an orange- the American Mule lives up to its name. The Applebee’s in Evergreen Park, IL is a very casual-luxury Applebee’s. One of the best I’ve ever been to, and they obviously strive to stay on top of quality.

The Applebee’s American Mule would easily be a 5-star cocktail with the proper copper cup. Until then- the rules apply. (No copper cup, deduct one entire star). My experience with my bar-tender, Ryan T, was pleasant as well. He prepared a solid cup and I ordered 2. I always let the bar-tenders know when I will review a drink so it only makes since to put honest effort into preparing the cocktail. Although many times in my past I have gotten horribly prepared Moscow Mules anyway.

Among other well blended cocktails that Applebee’s offers like the Fireball Whiskey Lemonade, or the Whiskey Smash, the American Mule will be a new best-seller!

I was absolutely delighted by the buzz I got. Even Though this cup was short, it really feels like a wealthy drink. Even the similar lime-like flavor is present within this drink! And even better news: the ladies will LOVE this drink. It tastes great and feels great.

The glass that this mule came in is a bit short. I know a larger size would be perfect for Applebee’s. With light ice you can truly taste a wonderful blend of mixology-at-work here.

The Applebee’s American Mule gets 4/5 stars literally because the proper copper cup was missing. This is easily one of my favorite Moscow Mule Cocktails Ever.


FOOD: 3.7/5 STARS
SETTING: 4/5 STARS
DRINKS 4/5 STARS
AMERICAN MULE @Applebees(4 STARS)
{THIS MULE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED}

THE HENRY’S SWING CLUB: MEZCAL MULE

THE HENRY'S SWING CLUB MOSCOW MULE • CHICAGO
(THE HENRY’S SWING CLUB MOSCOW MULE • CHICAGO)

THE HENRY’S SWING: MEZCAL CLUB MULE

My first sip of this mule had KICK! I am thoroughly impressed with this intimate bar’s “Mezcal Mule.” I always say: “ginger beer makes the mule,” and his mule was made with Vida Mezcal, Ginger Syrup, and Lime. I’d love to know what kind. Either way they didn’t skimp on the ginger.

 The punch is powerful, and I requested my second mule with Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

This was an end-of-the-night mule and I was pleased with the flavor of both. After a long day of lounge hopping and catching up with brilliant friends, the pleasure was all mine to conclude the night at almost 2AM with a new mule. The Mezcal Mule was served in a nice, tall glass. It was different because their choice of ginger had serious kick. Spicy! This conveyed a bold statement about a badass bar. The venue was pretty large, and the atmosphere was exciting and extremely dim-light/ tolerably dark.

This Henry’s Swing Club Mezcal Mule was a total delight and receives 3.9 stars with one star deducted- because of the missing copper cup (the Metropolitan Mule Golden Rule). The environment was completely original. Very edgy, yet classy and a bit luxurious all at the same time. A great place for late night talking with friends or badass networking and drinking. I highly recommend their house mule. I also encourage you to check out the environment at this bar. The atmosphere, for lack of a better word, is just cool. You’re bound to have a good time, socialize, and enjoy very well crafted cocktails and beverages.


FOOD: 4/5 STARS
SETTING: 4/5 STARS
DRINKS 4/5 STARS
MEZCAL MULE @HenrysSwingClub(3.9 STARS)
{THIS MULE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED}

THE SIENA TAVERN MULE (CHICAGO)

(THE SIENA TAVERN MULE • CHICAGO)
(THE SIENA TAVERN MULE • CHICAGO)

THE SIENA TAVERN MULE

My first sip of this mule was slightly less than absolutely delightful. I specifically notified the waitress that I would be reviewing this cocktail online. Mostly I tasted the lime. I couldn’t taste the liquor, nor the ginger beer, but I can tell it’s there.

This mule was prepared icy cold- just how we love it. The Siena Tavern Mule also comes in the proper copper cup! Thank gosh because that would have been an automatic point off. The copper cup honestly saved my experience. I appreciate the chilled cocktails so much more when there is a freezing cold cup of copper containing ice and the mixed ingredients. 

This mule is easily a near-4-star experience. It’s refreshing cold, and I even felt a solid enough buzz afterward. The cup is probably only 8oz which made this a very short drink with ice included. You’ll need another one rather quickly to fulfill your desires for the night.

Siena Tavern Chicago is a very open environment with a close-knit feeling to it. The menu selection is very simple and suiting to the atmosphere. Come here to have a good time and speak loudly. Even on a quiet Monday evening this place is bold and alive with social interaction. On the right night you can catch the place packed to capacity.

The Siena Tavern Mule is a classic. Though I found the flavor a little boring, the copper cup and chilled-to-serve preparation of this mule delighted me. I highly recommend the Siena Tavern mule for a good night out. Drink 3 of these and you’ll be happy you ordered it.

The Siena Tavern Mule gets 3.2 stars. This mule was properly served in the Moscow Mule traditional copper cup.


FOOD: 3.6/5 STARS
SETTING: 4/5 STARS
DRINKS 3.5/5 STARS
DEVON MULE @SienaTavern: (3.2 STARS)
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