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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}

NEW GRAND LUX CAFÉ STRAWBERRY MULE

(THE NEW, GRAND LUX CAFÉ STRAWBERRY MULE • CHICAGO)
(THE NEW, GRAND LUX CAFÉ STRAWBERRY MULE • CHICAGO)

THE NEW, GRAND LUX CAFÉ STRAWBERRY MULE

The Grand Lux Cafe has a new spin on the Moscow Mule that they will be adding to the menu very soon. The Metropolitan Mule got to try it first!

My first sip of this beauty was one to remember! A new flavor that tastes absolutely splendid. Our co-founder tried a mule topped with an orange the other day and he said that at first sight, he was disturbed. His mule turned out to be too sweet.

The Grand Lux Strawberry Mule is an avant garde cocktail that could easily be imitated and even poorly prepared by imitators, but the mixologists here knew what they are doing. My Grand Lux Strawberry Mule was sweet enough for the ladies, but probably needs more liquor for the men. The Moscow Mule is generally supposed to be a powerful drink. No matter what you believe- a good mule is always prepared with kick! (A good buzz should hit you halfway through). I only noticed a microscopic buzz after finishing my first mule. My second mule tasted just as sweet, but this time it was perfect! I made a comment about the liquor content and the mixologist prepared another. These refinements were perfect. The liquor balanced out the taste to add the real kick to both the flavor and the feeling!

The Grand Lux Strawberry Mule compliments most all of your desired cuisine choices and is prepared with kettle one vodka and strawberry purine. This mule is served with a strawberry instead of a lime and has an original taste like no other Moscow Mule or cocktail that I have ever tasted. The drink is extremely fruity and served with regular ice. The recipe wasn’t disclosed entirely to us, but I can taste that this is a traditional mule in-essence. The mule is is officially available on the Grand Lux Cafe (Chicago) menu November 3rd, 2014.

This mule is a 3.9/5 Stars!

We took one point off entirely for the missing copper cup. If the Grand Lux Cafe wants to be ahead of the game and premiere a super-star Moscow Mule, then they need the copper cups to refine the absolute taste of this alcoholic beverage. We can’t stress it enough how important the copper cups are to serve your Moscow mule! The copper cups add value, luxury, coldness, and purer flavor.


FOOD: 5/5 STARS
SETTING: 5/5 STARS
DRINKS: 4/5 STARS
GRAND LUX CAFÉ STRAWBERRY MULE (3.9 STARS)
{THIS MULE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED}