Mules on mules on mules.
Mondays are a little easier to muddle through when you know that Moscow Mules are $5 on Mondays at C3 bar in Bloomington.
C3 offers three mules on Mondays — two of them with Cardinal Vodka:
1. Georgia mule. Cardinal Vodka and ginger beer, plus a zingy peach puree spiced with cayenne, cinnamon and local honey.
2. Classic mule. Vodka, ginger beer and lime.
3. A new, special mule every Monday with Cardinal Vodka. A spiced pear mule sparked this whole Moscow Mule Monday madness at C3, and since then, there's been new variations weekly with ancho-chile liqueur, Earl Grey tea-infused vodka and more. C3 has also done a farmhouse mule with muddled cherry tomato and basil, and a strawberry mule made with mezcal.
"Moscow Mules are so versatile," says Nick Matio, C3's bar manager. "It's the Mr. Potato Head of cocktails."
And Nick composes them masterfully at C3, an upscale take on a neighborhood bar inside Bloomington's Renwick community. It's a comfortable place to get interesting craft cocktails and tasty small plates — and fun, new mules every Monday.