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.
Tune in next week for an all new post! Until then… stay safe and healthy!