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Best Cocktails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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When you are craving a refreshing cocktail, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has tons of great options! The Park serves alcohol across almost every dining location, including Quick and Table Service restaurants. Today we’re looking at the best cocktails in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Rum Blossom

Pongu pongu cocktails

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Starting out in Pandora, World of Avatar, we love the Rum Blossom at Pongu Pongu. This unique drink layers frozen apple and desert pear limeade with Bacardi Superior Rum and is topped with Boba Balls. It’s a refreshing drink with a fun twist and offers a fun taste of Pandora!

Ngumu Jungle Juice

Next, let’s journey to the Dawa Bar in Africa for the Ngumu Jungle Juice. We love the relaxing atmosphere of the Dawa Bar and all the drink offerings on their menu. This cocktail features Snow Leopard Vodka, Bols Peach Schnapps, and Tusker’s famous Jungle Juice.

Island Breeze

You’ll find the fan-favorite Quick Service restaurant, Flame Tree Barbecue, in Discovery Island. We recommend the Island Breeze cocktail with a Glow Cube at this dining location! This drink includes Parrot Bay Coconut Rum with layers of Frozen Mango and Raspberry served with a Glow Cube.

King’s Cooler

Simba Sunset

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One of our favorite drinks is always a boozy DOLE Whip. In Animal Kingdom, head to Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Africa for the King’s Cooler. This cocktail features DOLE Whip Pineapple topped with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum and Strawberry. This is the perfect drink to help you cool off during a hot Park day.

Island Cappuccino

Let’s visit the Isle of Java in Discovery Island for a fun twist on a drink with a caffeinated kick. This Quick Service restaurant offers the Island Cappuccino, a cappuccino cocktail that features Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and White Chocolate.

Annapurna Zing

Nomad Lounge is one of our favorite locations to grab a specialty cocktail in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This lounge offers a more casual Table Service dining experience in Discovery Island. At Nomad Lounge, we recommend the Annapurna Zing. This specialty cocktail features Bombay Sapphire Gin, Passion Fruit PurĂ©e, Mint, Simple Syrup, and Lime Juice topped with Ginger Beer and a glowing Lotus Flower.

Trilo-Bites Twist Float

For a prehistoric tropical cocktail, the next stop on our tour is Trilo-Bites in DinoLand U.S.A. At this Quick Service stand, we love the boozy DOLE Whip offering, the Trilo-Bites Twist Float. This float features a twist of DOLE Whip Orange and Vanilla Soft-serve Ice Cream topped with Stolichnaya Vodka.

Island Sunrise

Next, let’s travel back to Discovery Island to visit The Smiling Crocodile for a refreshing pitstop. At this smaller stand, we love the bold flavors of the Island Sunrise. This cocktail combines Jose Cuervo Tequila with Disney’s famous Pineapple-Orange-Guava (POG) Juice and a hint of Watermelon for a bright beverage.

Yeti Sunset

Yeti Sunset

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To round out our tour of Animal Kingdom, we’ll head to Asia for our final two cocktails. First, we journey to the Thirsty River Bar. This bar is less known, but don’t miss it because it has many fun cocktails! One of our favorites is the Yeti Sunset. This drink combines Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, Strawberry, and Lychee Lemonade for the perfect refreshing afternoon cocktail.

Maharaja Lime Margarita

Our final cocktail rounding out the best of the best, is found at the Warung Outpost in Asia. The Maharaja Lime Margarita is classic and delicious, featuring Lunazul Reposado Tequila, Triple Sec, Agave Nectar, and Lime Juice for a refreshing afternoon drink.

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.