Hi and welcome to KatDoesDisney! The last few posts are more on activities to keep the kids busy during stay-at-home orders. However, today we are turning our attention to the adults! This post is all about DIY Disney World cocktails!
Any other adults finding they are consuming a bit more alcohol during social distancing? My husband and I certainly are! What better way to relive your favorite Disney World memories then through a boozy drink?! Here are a few very popular Disney World cocktails that you can make right in your own home. Bottoms up!
DOLE Whip with Rum (Tamu Tamu Refreshments; Animal Kingdom)
In light of the current pandemic, Disney has been releasing recipes of their cult-favorite food items. One of the most popular, the DOLE Whip, was released on the Disneyland App! Here is the official way to DIY your own DOLE Whip with rum!
- 1 big scoop of ice cream (use dairy-free ice cream for closest to the original)
- 4 oz. pineapple juice
- 2 c. frozen pineapple
- Rum of choice (Disney offers Plantation Dark Rum or Parrot Bay Coconut Rum)
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a glass and top with your favorite rum!
Recipe adapted from DeseretNews.com.
Grand Marnier Orange Slush (France Pavilion; Epcot)
A very popular option at the France Pavilion in Epcot is the Grand Marnier Organge Slush. What better way to toast warmer weather than with a cold, refreshing cocktail?
- 1 part Grand Marnier
- 1 part Grey Goose Vodka
- 2 parts frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1 part simple syrup
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Recipe adapted from MagicalRecipes.net
Backscratcher (‘Ohana; Polynesian Village Resort)
I happen to adore the Backscratcher! It’s not too sweet but packs a tropical punch. Don’t forget to garnish with a backscratcher (if you’ve got one!).
- 1/2 oz. Meyer’s Dark Rum
- 1/2 oz. Barcardi Superior Rum
- Passion Fruit juice
- splash (or more!) of Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
Recipe adapted from MagicalRecipes.net
Avocado Margarita (Mexico Pavilion; Epcot)
My go-to margarita at the Mexico Pavilion is the Avocado Margarita. It is definitely not “avocado forward.” Instead, the green fruit adds a delicious creaminess to the cocktail. It is is a must try!
- 1/2 ripe Haas avocado
- 2 oz. white 100% agave Tequila
- 1 oz. Midori melon liquor
- juice of one lime (about 1 oz.)
- 1 oz. Agave Syrup
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve in a salt-rimmed glass.
Recipe from the DisneyFoodBlog.com
Frosé (Wine Bar George; Disney Springs)
During our last trip, I impulsively bought a gorgeous neon pick Corkcicle at The Basket at Wine Bar George in Disney Springs. This insulated wine glass came filled with a delectable Frosé! I loved it so much that I returned for two additional refills. Here is an easy recipe for your own DIY Frosé that’s perfect for strawberry season!
- 1 bottle Rose wine
- 1/4 c. Vodka
- 4-6 Tbsp strawberry simple syrup
For the strawberry simply syrup:
- 1/2 c. water
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 c. chopped strawberries
Pour the wine into a gallon ziplock bag set inside a dish then freeze overnight (wine doesn’t freeze solid so don’t be concerned if yours is a little slushy.)
For the strawberry simple syrup: Combine water and sugar in a mason jar then microwave until boiling, 1-1/2 minutes. Stir until sugar dissolves then add strawberries and chill in the refrigerator overnight. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into another jar or measuring cup then discard strawberries.
Add wine, vodka, and strawberry simple syrup (start with 4 Tablespoons then add more if you like) to a blender then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Original recipe from Iowagirleats.com
From the Vault: Monorail Purple (Contemporary Resort)
I have an amazing Chef Mickey cookbook and in it are a few Disney classic recipes. One of these is a simple, Monorail Purple cocktail! Enjoy!
- 1 1/4 oz. brandy
- 2 oz. sparkling wine
- 4 oz. grape juice
In a cocktail shaker, mix all ingredient. Serve over ice in a tall glass.
Well folks, there you have it! Some very popular and classic Disney World cocktails to DIY at home. Hopefully these help pass the time during the COVID-19 quarantine.
If you’re looking for things to do with the kids, be sure to check out some of our previous posts about creating Disney magic right at home!
Tune in next week for an all new post! Until then… stay safe and healthy!