A great way to sit back and relax a little while enjoying a Walt Disney World vacation is indulging in a specialty alcoholic beverage. Across the four parks, Disney Resorts, Disney Springs, and more there are plenty of delicious drink options that are sure to thrill guests. Better yet, each location has a unique menu that serves up beverages themed to fit the environment, making many of the specialty beverages available even more memorable. From Star Wars themed drinks that can leave your lips tingling to a sophisticated cocktail inspired by French elegance and Beauty and the Beast, there are many incredible options to choose from. Here are the top ten specialty beverages to be enjoyed at Walt Disney World!
1. Taking Flight – California Grill
One of the most popular dining locations in all of Walt Disney World can be found at the top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort offering stunning views of Seven Seas Lagoon, the Magic Kingdom, and Bay Lake. California Grill invites guests to dine on cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Pacific Northwest for dinner each night and also boasts an impressive wine and cocktail list. Guests will especially love sipping on the Taking Flight cocktail which combines Ketel One Citroen Vodka, Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth, Raspberry-Pomegranate Infused Campari, Stirrings Pomegranate Liqueur, and Sweet-and-Sour. This fruit and tart combination makes for the perfect beverage to accompany a wonderful meal at California Grill.
2. French Rose – Enchanted Rose
A relatively new lounge area in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is dedicated to bringing French elegance and the beloved tale of Beauty and the Beast to life. Enchanted Rose welcomes guests into a cozy area complete with indoor and outdoor seating, roaring fireplaces, and specialty beverages that are sure to amaze. In addition to small bites, guests can also choose from several specialty martinis including the French Rose. This delicate sounding cocktail features g’Vine Floraison Gin, Apricot Brandy, Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambery, Lemon, and Grenadine for a beverage that is as delicious as it is beautiful.
3. Love & A Liar – The Edison
One of the most popular places that guest head to in Disney Springs for late night fun, entertainment, and beverages is The Edison in The Landing area Themed to feel like an electric company from the 1920s, there is constant entertainment and an impressive cocktail list to keep guests entertained throughout each evening. A wonderful specialty beverage to enjoy at The Edison is the Love & A Liar which features Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bacon, Ancho Reyes Poblano, Caol ila Scotch, Cinnamon Cordial, and Angosture Bitters making it a spicy way to enjoy the evening!
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4. Apple Pie A La Mode – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
Also found in The Landing area of Disney Springs is Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, a popular full service restaurant that is always packed. The menu at the location is a celebration of Florida flavors and comforting Southern cooking that leave guests always wanting more! In addition to the famous fried chicken and other savory options, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ also offers up a lengthy cocktail list including the delicious Apple Pie A La Mode. This unique cocktail combines Ole Smokey Apple Pie Moonshine, vanilla vodka, apple juice, cinnamon, house-made simple syrup, and a dash of lemon to create a stunning beverage that tastes just like a beloved American dessert!
5. Tini Sucio – Barcelona Lounge
The Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a recent addition that has added charm, elegance, and some amazing dining options to the preexisting Moderate Resort. Guests who visit the location especially love stopping by the Barcelona Lounge where they can enjoy specialty coffee and cocktails with indoor and outdoor views of Lago Dorado. A particularly sophisticated and tasty specialty beverage that guests can indulge in is the Tini Sucio which combines Gin Mare, Tio Pepe Fino Sherry, and Valdeon Blue Cheese-Stuffed Olives making it a classic martini with a delicious snack twist in the glass.
6. Seashore Sweet – AbracadaBar
The shores of Crescent Lake near Disney’s BoardWalk Resort and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts is home to many amazing dining locations and lounges where guests can indulge in some unique and unforgettable specialty cocktails. AbracadaBar was once the hangout of a famous group of magicians until they mysteriously disappeared one night, so it is no surprise that the cocktails are just as interesting. Guests will love sipping on the Seashore Sweet which blends Absolut Citron, Odwalla Lemonade, and Cotton Candy Syrup for a sweet and sour punch that will certainly be memorable!
7. Green Milk Cooler – Milk Stand
Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios brings the outpost of Batuu to life and allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe and live out their own adventures. Just like in the films, guests can even sip on the famous Blue and Green Milks and those looking to indulge a little more can even order specialty versions of each with alcohol! The Green Milk Cooler is a refreshing combination of coconut and rice milk with citrus and tropical notes mixed with Corazon Blanco Tequila. This is the perfect specialty beverage to wander through Batuu with on any day!
8. Fuzzy Tauntaun – Oga’s Cantina
While the Milk Stand is always busy, the most popular spot to stop in Batuu for a specialty beverage is Oga’s Cantina. This bustling location is home to all sorts of travelers from around the galaxy and features upbeat music and a unique menu of specialty beverages that are all wonderful. An especially unique cocktail that guests will love at Oga’s Cantina is the Fuzzy Tauntaun which features Ciroc Peach Vodka, Bols Peach Schnapps, Simply Orange with Tangerine, Pure Cane Sugar, and “Buzz Button Tingling” Foam. While the drink along is delicious, the unique foam that leaves guests’ lips tingling and feeling slightly numb is certainly unforgettable!
9. El Diablo Margarita – La Cava del Tequila
Epcot is home to countless locations where guests can enjoy alcoholic beverages, especially in World Showcase, but there is one location that is consistently popular and bustling. La Cava del Tequila is located inside of the pyramid in the Mexico Pavilion and serves up an impressive array of tequilas as well as a lengthy list of specialty margaritas. Guests who score a table in the small lounge can nibble on small bites and enjoy the El Diablo Margarita which combines Tromba Blanco Tequila, fresh lime juice, agave, cucumber-jalepeno juice, and a hibiscus salt rim for a spicy and unforgettable beverage that guests are sure to enjoy to the last sip!
10. Harambe Iced Tea – Dawa Bar
A great place to relax and enjoy a specialty beverage in Disney’s Animal Kingdom can be found in the Africa area of the park in the village of Harambe. Dawa Bar is situated near the entrance to Tusker House Restaurant and features an open air bar that serves up traditional African flavors infused into unique and refreshing cocktails. A popular option that guests love to sip while people watching in the area is the Harambe Iced Tea which combines Snow Leopard Vodka, New Amsterdam Gin, Don Q Rum, Van Der Hum Liqueur, Sweet-and-Sour, orange juice, and a splash of Sprite.