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The Best Specialty Cocktails in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is filled with incredible experiences for Guests to enjoy that offer them the opportunity to fly on a banshee, embark on an African safari, travel back to prehistoric times, and come face to face with the yeti. While enjoying the Disney Park, Guests also have plenty of amazing dining locations to visit that serve up cuisine from around the world in addition to specialty cocktails.

The Tree of Life

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With so many specialty cocktails to choose from at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Guests can make an entire day out of sampling some delicious and unique creations and sipping on them in calming and serene locations. Be sure to check out these specialty cocktails on any visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort!

Hightower Rocks

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Hightower Rocks – Nomad Lounge

One of the best lounge locations in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Nomad Lounge, which is located on Discovery Island, right next door to Tiffins Restaurant. Nomad Lounge features both an indoor seating area, as well as a wraparound outdoor patio that overlooks that water, where Guests can enjoy specialty cocktails and small plates with international flavors. The Hightower Rocks is a popular and refreshing cocktail to enjoy that blends Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila with watermelon, sweet-and-sour, and lime juice for a fruity sip that pairs perfectly with the ambiance.

Annapurna Zing

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Annapurna Zing – Nomad Lounge

A spicier specialty cocktail option at Nomad Lounge that Guests can sip on is the Annapurna Zing which features Bombay Sapphire Gin, passion fruit purée, mint, simple syrup, and lime juice topped with ginger beer and a glowing Lotus Flower.

Leaping Lizard

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Leaping Lizard – Nomad Lounge

The final specialty cocktail that Guests should not miss out on at Nomad Lounge is a fruity and tropical delight which is very refreshing on any hot day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Leaping Lizard combines Malibu Pineapple Rum and Leblon Cachaca, with a blend of orange, passion fruit, and mango juices.

DOLE Whip Pineapple Float

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DOLE Whip Pineapple Float with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum – Tamu Tamu Refreshments

A DOLE Whip is a classic snack that every Guest has to try from Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom, but one quick service location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom updates the tasty treat with an alcoholic spin. The DOLE Whip Pineapple Flat with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum is served throughout the day at Tamu Tamu Refreshments in the Africa area of the Park and combines the float version of the pineapple treat with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum.

Night Blossom

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Rum Blossom – Pongu Pongu

Pandora – The World of Avatar is an extremely immersive area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom that brings Guests into the Valley of Mo’ara where they can enjoy the Na’vi River Journey, Avatar Flight of Passage, Satu’li Canteen, wandering underneath floating mountains, and some great specialty cocktails from Pongu Pongu. The quick-service location features a convenient ordering counter where Guests can find the Rum Blossom which layers Bacardi Superior Rum, Apple, and Desert Pear Limeade topped with boba balls.

Mo'ara Margarita

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Mo’ara Margarita – Pongu Pongu

Also found at Pongu Pongu is an additional specialty cocktail that is just as bright and vibrant as the unique plant life and creatures found in Pandora – The World of Avatar. The Mo’ara Margarita blends Sauza Commemorativo Aejo Tequila, Bols Blue Curaçao, and lime juice topped with boba balls for a unique and refreshing beverage to enjoy any day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Lost On Safari

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Lost on Safari – Dawa Bar

The village of Harambe in the Africa area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of the most intricately themed locations, with amazing details found all around. A great way to soak in the theming while enjoying a specialty cocktail is by grabbing a seat at Dawa Bar, an open-air lounge with a wonderful menu. The Lost on Safari is a great option at Dawa Bar that blends Starr African Rum, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, and Pangani Punch for a fruity and spicy blend.

African Margarita

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African Margarita – Dawa Bar

A margarita alternative at Dawa Bar is a great option for Guests who enjoy a more citrus-based drink. The African Margarita is vibrant in color and features Corazon Blanco Tequila, Van der hum Tangerine Liqueur, sweet-and-sour, and lime juice for a citrus take on a classic margarita.

Leopard's Eye

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Leopard’s Eye – Harambe Market

One of the most bright and vibrant cocktails in all of the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at the quick service Harambe Market, which is located in the rear of Harambe near the pathway that leads to Asia. The Leopard’s Eye is neon green in color and features a mixture of Snow Leopard Vodka, passion fruit, mango, and kiwi, making it a great option to enjoy while wandering through Harambe and checking out all the details.

Yak Attack

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Yak Attack – Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Yak & Yeti Restaurant in the Asia area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom serves up an extensive menu of pan-Asian delicacies that Guests can enjoy throughout two beautifully themed floors of dining rooms. While soaking in the ambiance and digging into menu favorites like the Ahi Tuna Nachos, Guests can sip on the Yak Attack which is a fruity blend of Mango Daiquiri, Don Q Cristal Rum, and wildberry flavors.

Pink Himalayan

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Pink Himalayan – Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Another wonderful specialty cocktail that brings some bold flavors that go great with any menu item at Yak & Yeti Restaurant is the Pink Himalayan which blends Tanqueray Gin, ruby red grapefruit juice, passion fruit, lemongrass, and a salt rim.

Himalayan Ghost

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Himalayan Ghost – Thirsty River Bar

Over in the Asia area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom not far from Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain is Thirsty River Bar, a convenient quick service location that serves up some delicious beer, wine, and specialty cocktails that Guests can enjoy while soaking in the view from the Discovery River Amphitheater. A great option on the menu is the Himalayan Ghost which features a blend of Snow Leopard Vodka, guava, and Minute Maid Premium Lemonade for a refreshing sip.

Yeti Sunset

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Yeti Sunset – Thirsty River Bar

Another great option to try at Thirsty River Bar is the Yeti Sunset, which blends Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey with strawberry and Lychee Lemonade for a sweet and tart beverage that Guests shouldn’t miss out on!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.