Guests who enjoy a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort love to work in some time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of enjoying the Disney Parks and stop to enjoy specialty cocktails and adult beverages at the many available dining options available. Many of the restaurants and dining locations located throughout the property serve up some kind of alcoholic beverage that Guests can indulge in, and every sip is sure to be delicious!
One particular specialty cocktail that many Guests love to sip is a martini, which typically is created by combining gin or vodka with vermouth and serving it with an olive or a lemon twist. While a classic martini is always excellent, there are also endless ways to elevate the drink by adding unique flavors and ingredients.
Guests who visit the Walt Disney World Resort can find an array of absolutely amazing martinis at various dining locations, ranging from classic to inventive creations. Let’s check out some of the best martinis at the Walt Disney World Resort and enjoy!
Enchanted Rose – Multiple Options
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to some amazing dining options including Enchanted Rose, a beautiful lounge that is open each afternoon and evening. Enchanted Rose is inspired by the French elegance and romance of Beauty and the Beast and Guests can sip on specialty cocktails and enjoy small bites throughout several rooms and an outdoor patio, all themed with elegant details including opulent chandeliers, pastel colors, and the enchanted rose itself behind the main bar.
Enchanted Rose features a menu of many specialty beverages including an entire section dedicated to featured martinis. Guests can sip on the Classic Martini with the choice of vodka or gin paired with vermouth and blue cheese-stuffed olives, or opt for something a little different like the Gibson with gin, vermouth, and cocktail onions, Grand Cosmopolitan with vodka, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
More inventive and unique martini options at Enchanted Rose include the Aura in me which combines gin, elderflower liqueur, honey, pink peppercorns, cardamom, and lemon for a spicy, sweet, and slightly floral sip, or the French Rose which combines gin, apricot brandy, vermouth, lemon, and grenadine for a beautiful presentation. The final option is the Espresso Martini which is a great pick me up combining Stoli Vanil Vodka, espresso, and crème de cacao.
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The Hollywood Brown Derby – Grapefruit Cake Martini
One of the most popular dining locations in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is The Hollywood Brown Derby located on the end of Hollywood Boulevard. The table service restaurant celebrates the rich history and culture of the golden age of Hollywood and invites Guests to enjoy an upscale, art deco interior that pairs perfectly with contemporary American cuisine for lunch and dinner.
In addition to the amazing food options at The Hollywood Brown Derby, there are also some wonderful specialty cocktails to choose from including a unique one that pays tribute to a dessert that was once on the menu at the original version of the restaurant in Hollywood in the 1940s. Grapefruit Cake has always been a classic dessert on the menu at both versions of The Hollywood Brown Derby, and Guests will love sipping on the Grapefruit Cake Martini which combines Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka, Stoli Vanil Vodka, a splash of cream, and a graham cracker rim.
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The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge – Multiple Options
Guests who want to enjoy the ambiance and menu items of The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios without committing to a table service meal can go right next door to an adjacent lounge. The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge features an outdoor patio where Guests can enjoy comfortable seating and sip on specialty beverages and menu items while taking in the ambiance of Hollywood Boulevard.
Guests who enjoy martinis can choose from the Classic Vodka Martini with vodka and vermouth, the Classic Gin Martini with gin and vermouth, or the Pomegranate Martini with Absolut Citron, Stirrings Pomegranate Liqueur, and cranberry juice. Each martini option at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge is absolutely delicious, and Guests who can’t choose one can order the Martini Flight which allows them to try all three!
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California Grill – Multiple Options
Disney’s Contemporary Resort is home to California Grill, an extremely popular table service restaurant that is open daily for dinner and serves up a menu of contemporary American cuisine inspired by the flavors and ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. The interior of California Grill features modern décor with architectural chandeliers, bright pops of color, and absolutely incredible views of the Magic Kingdom and Seven Seas Lagoon area through floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Any dinner at California Grill is going to be a special meal, and the restaurant also features three martini options that Guests can enjoy to further enhance their evenings. The Icewine Martinicombines Belvedere Vodka, Inniskillin Vidal Icewine, and flame raisins on the vine for a sweet option, the Copper Martini combines Plymouth Gin, Cointreau, Campari, orange juice, and dehydrated orange for a vibrantly colored citrus sip, and the Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini combines Three Olives Blueberry Vodka with lemon juice, pomegranate juice, and a sugared rim for the perfect combination of sweet and sour.
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The Boathouse – Lemon Drop Martini
The Boathouse in The Landing of Disney Springs has quickly become a favorite table service location for many Guests since its opening thanks to its wonderful atmosphere and incredible menu. The Boathouse welcomes Guests for brunch, lunch, and dinner and serves up a lengthy menu of sea and land favorites that Guests can enjoy indoors in a nautical dining room or outside on a large deck with sweeping views of Lake Buena Vista.
Guests who dine at The Boathouse can choose from many different inventive cocktails to complement their meals, including a sweet and sour take on a classic martini. The Lemon Drop Martini combines Stoli Citrus, Western Son Lemon Vodka, Cointreau, lemon, and sweet and sour for the perfect balance of tart lemon that is served with a fun rock candy swizzle stick.
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Citricos – Multiple Options
Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a wonderful table service restaurant that serves up a unique blend of regional favorites from Florida infused with ingredients and flavors from the Mediterranean for an incredible dinner menu. The interior is also elegantly themed to honor Mary Poppins Returns with floral fabrics, pastel colors, opulent molding and details, and small whimsical details that can often be overlooked.
Every dinner option at Citricos is absolutely delicious and Guests can find an extensive menu of specialty cocktails and beverages to pair with their entrees. Guests who are looking to indulge in a martini can order the Cucumber Vodka Martini which features Grey Goose, Cointreau, Elderflower Liqueur, and fresh cucumber pearls, or the more inventive Orange Blossom Martini which combines Diplomatico Rum, orange blossom honey, lemon juice, and ginger foam.
Enzo’s Hideaway – Multiple Options
The Landing area of Disney Springs is home to a pair of restaurants that share the same backstories and welcome Guests to dine on incredible authentic Italian cuisine. Enzo’s Hideaway is a wonderful table service location that is open daily for lunch and dinner and inspired by the bootleggers of the past, with a secretive entrance and industrial décor where Guests can sip on prohibition-inspired cocktails.
Enzo’s Hideaway is home to many cocktails that pay tribute to classic concoctions of the past, including four specialty martinis beginning with the signature Enzo’s Cosmopolitan which features Tito’s Vodka, Cointreau, and pomegranate juice. Guests can also live out their secret agent dreams with the 007 Martini featuring Tanqueray Gin, Tito’s Vodka, and Carpano Dry, or try the Plant City Martini with Absolut Vodka, fresh strawberries, and simple syrup, or the Dirty Martini with Ketel One Vodka, Carpano Dry, filthy olive wash, and a filthy gorgonzola-stuffed olive.
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Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante – Nutella Martini
Just steps away from Enzo’s Hideaway in Disney Springs is Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, another table service location that serves up authentic cuisine from Southern Italy and Sicily. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante features a large dining area designed to feel like an airline terminal from the 1930s with brightly colored carpeting and murals and a stunning globe chandelier hanging above.
Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante features some wonderful cocktails to choose from including one that is so decadent and sweet it almost feels like its own dessert but really can be enjoyed throughout any meal at the restaurant! The Nutella Martini combines Absolut Vanilla, Nutella, Frangelico, and Baileys and tops it all with a Nutella and Amaretti crumb rim for the perfect combination of sweet, nutty goodness!
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Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant – Irish Espresso Martini
Also found in The Landing at Disney Springs is Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant, a popular table service restaurant that serves up traditional Irish pub fare on extensive brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Guests who dine at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant can enjoy their cuisine while taking in a classic pub interior with high vaulted ceilings, dark wooden accents, and artwork depicting some of Ireland’s most accomplished artists. Live entertainment is also always running in the main dining room and Guests can check out live music, Irish Step Dancers, and more!
The specialty cocktail and beverage menu at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant really highlights classic Irish flavors, and many of the beverages feature imported spirits and pours. The Irish Espresso Martini brings the taste of Ireland to a cocktail with Slane Irish Whiskey, Miami Club Coffee Liqueur, Guinness simple syrup, and fresh espresso for the perfect pick me up beverage with rich and layered flavors.
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Shula’s Steak House – Multiple Options
A delicious steak house option that is often overlooked can be found over at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel and is open each night for dinner. Shula’s Steak House honors the 1972 perfect season played by the Miami Dolphins under head coach Don Shula and the modern interior and sports memorabilia are paired with classic steakhouse menu options and indulgent seafood.
Guests who dine at Shula’s Steak House are sure to find that it is a must-do restaurant thanks to its incredible menu items as well as some delicious signature cocktails that help to enhance any meal. Guests are sure to love sipping on the traditional Tito’s Dirty Martini with Tito’s Vodka, Cinzano Dry Vermouth, and olive juice or the more inventive and tart Blueberry Martini with Pearl Blueberry Vodka, cranberry juice, house sour, and sweet blueberries.
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Morimoto Asia – White Lily Martini
Morimoto Asia in The Landing area of Disney Springs has quickly become one of the most popular table service restaurants in the area thanks to its impressive menu of pan-Asian cuisine crafted by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Not only is the menu impressive, but every item features a beautiful presentation that pairs well with the two floors of modern décor and dining areas that Guests can enjoy.
Open daily for lunch or dinner, Morimoto Asia also features an incredible specialty beverage list including one martini whose presentation is gorgeous. The Shirayuri, or White Lily Martini, combines Hangar One Makrut Lime, Calpico, and yuzu with a twist and is creamy white in color, served in a classic martini glass, and topped with a dainty lily flower. Not only is the flavor profile of the White Lily Martini wonderful, but its presentation also makes it completely unforgettable!
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante – Multiple Options
The final dining location on the list for enjoying a wonderful martini at the Walt Disney World Resort is Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This table service restaurant in the Grand Avenue area of the park serves up Italian cuisine inspired by flavors from California in an interior with classic elements such as exposed brick as well as quirky touches like Hollywood memorabilia and props lining the walls.
Open for lunch and dinner, Guests who dine at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano can indulge in comforting menu items that pair perfectly with several unique martinis offered on the specialty cocktail list. The Tiramisu Martini is inspired by the classic Italian dessert and features Stoli Vanil Vodka, Kamora Coffee Liqueur, and vanilla cream in a classic glass drizzled with chocolate sauce and the Double Espresso Martini is a great after-dinner drink with Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka, Kamora Coffee Liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream, and Half & Half.
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