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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 DEVON SEAFOOD MULE

DEVON SEAFOOD GRILL
MOSCOW MULE (AT DEVON SEAFOOD & GRILL)

THE DEVON SEAFOOD GRILL MULE

On a cloudy brisk Chicago evening I ventured to a low key but surprisingly amazing seafood restaurant called Devon Seafood Grill in Chicago’s Gold Coast. As my group and I were first seated, our lovely waitress brought the most delicious Butter Bay Biscuits that I’ve ever had. The pleasant waitress asked me if I wanted a drink so I asked her if she so happened have a house Moscow Mule. She replied, “yes of course let me bring one out to you.”

I was pleasantly surprised to see it arrive in a “Tito’s Handmade Vodka” copper cup! Major kudos to Devon for that additional touch of luxury. We love the copper cup. We believe the copper cup drastically affects the taste of the cocktail. This is one of the best mules I have ever tasted.

My first sip was like a interstellar-space-take-off, and I thought to myself: “what an absolutely amazingly crafted beverage.” The lime, garnish, ginger beer, and vodka was an absolutely enchanting combination. Along with the astonishing array of delicious seafood the Devon Mule felt like more of a fine wine that complemented the food, setting off fireworks for my pallet. I give the (@DevonSeafood) Devon Mule a 4.5 star-rating out of five stars.


FOOD: 5/5 STARS
SETTING: 4/5 STARS
DRINKS 4.5/5 STARS
DEVON MULE @DevonChicago: (4.5 STARS)
{THIS MULE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED}

THE LE BAR MULE

(SOFITEL LUXURY HOTEL CHICAGO: LE BAR)
(SOFITEL LUXURY HOTEL CHICAGO: LE BAR)

THE LE BAR MULE

The Le Bar Mule from the first sip was an automatic 4.5 Stars! I asked my waitress Natalie to order a Moscow Mule with a double shot of Tito’s Handmade Vodka this time. The results will astound you.

For starters the le bar mule came in a very tall glass. Since the glass was tall, I only took a half-star off for not serving this in a copper cup. I wish I could give this drink a full five stars but the rules are the rules. No copper cup. No 5 stars.

I took a sip of this glory while sitting outside on the Le Bar Patio on Rush street and the environment is exquisite for such a random spot. Le Bar is a component to the Sofitel Luxury Hotel in Chicago. The first sip was full of ginger beer which made me extremely happy. I love the kick of ginger in Moscow mules. That’s the entire point of a Moscow Mule- it should kick your throat with ginger!

As time passed the mule’s feeling set in. The buzz from this one is amazing. This buzz is smooth and steady yet controllable and enjoyable. This mule was fresh and cold with plenty of ice. I even let it water down but the taste prevailed! This means the the preparation of this mule was perfect.

When the ice in your drink doesn’t water down its taste then the drink is a winner! No whiskey stones needed. I am beyond impressed with this mule and I want to see Le Bar show attention to their champion drink and give it an official copper cup! I will probably review this mule again in the future. Until then, the Metropolitan Mule highly recommends the Le Bar Mule for a refreshingly good feeling. Lux Bar,  watch out!

FOOD: 4.2/5 STARS
SETTING: 5/5 STARS
DRINKS 4.4/5 STARS
AMERICAN MULE @SofitelChicago(4 STARS)
{THIS MULE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED}