Mixed Up Mule

Sitting a bar you end up meeting lots of people if you take the time,  exchanging of conversations can lead to many things. New ideas, challenged beliefs, lasting friendships.  But you never know till you say hello.

I went to a Mission Taco Joint in Soulard on Sunday to visit with two bartenders I used to work with, Josh and Jason.   While sitting there I ended up talking to me bar neighbors – Ali and Nori. We were talking about books, jobs, and then eventually drinks. Per their suggestion I thought I would try a take on a mule with grapefruit and Rosemary.

Being that I always love a good presentation I decided to flame roast the Rosmary before I added it to the mule with grapefruit juice…  It was still missing something and the towards the end of the drink the Rosemary just took over everything.   What about gin…  I do like a good Gin Mule but sometimes the Gin will overtake all the other subtle favors or in this case it will just fight with the Rosemary at the end.

Hybrids…  Always fun: vodka and gin!  What about the Rosemary.  How about just flame roasting it and then stiring with it??   And bitters.  Just a couple of dashes to complement the other flavors… Mm mm I like


  • Flame roasted Rosemary
  • Bombay Sapphire Gin.75 oz
  • Titos Vodka – .75 oz
  • Ginger beer
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Garnished with grapefruit twist

I left the Rosemary out from being the garnish. the Rosemary just took over the drink towards the end.

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