/ Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Taste of DisneyInspired by some recent at-home Disney drink mixology experiments, this week I will feature my top five picks for frozen drinks in WDW. These frozen drinks include both family-friendly and adult choices. However, this list does not include all of the delicious milkshake options on property (my favorite drink option that trumps all of the rest).

My favorite times to have a frozen drink are when venturing out into the hot Florida fun for a day in the parks or laying poolside at a Disney resort. After enduring several weeks of the US polar vortex, I must say that I would love more than anything to be participating in either of the two aforementioned scenarios right now.

Top 5 WDW Frozen Drinks

1. Frozen Lemonade- A classic. On property, many variations and flavors of frozen lemonade are offered. My favorite would probably be the Frozen Raspberry Lemonade. You can find frozen lemonades being served in places like the Cheshire Café or Sunshine Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom® Park, various stands around Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, and the open market stand in Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

2. Pina CoLava- This one can be made with or without alcohol. I purchased my first one at the Disney’s Wilderness Lodge’s Trout Pass Pool Bar last month and was instantly hooked. It is a basic pina colada, but with a twist of raspberry puree in the middle. This drink can be found at many other restaurants and bars across WDW property.

3. Frozen Margaritas- Another classic on the list. Though available in many different locations, the best place to get them is straight from Mexico. The Mexico pavilion in Epcot® that is. The Mexico pavilion offers them at almost every dining and quick service area. The most convenient being the Margarita stand, with flavor varieties such as lime, strawberry, and mango. Another fun margarita drink is the Triple Yeti Blast at Upcountry Beverages in Disney’s Animal Kingdom®. It is a mix of layers of strawberry, lime, and mango—all in one cup!

4. LeFou’s Brew- This one made the list because it is something you cannot find anywhere else besides a Disney park. It is located in Gaston’s Tavern, in New Fantasyland®. With a very interesting combination of flavors, this drink is a hit or miss for guest preferences. The drink consists of frozen apple juice, mango-passionfruit juice, and a hint of marshmallow syrup.

5. The Yak Attack- Another drink for the big kids. You can find this drink at Yak and Yeti Restaurant or its counter service location. This one is vibrantly colored with light rum, mango puree, and a wildberry flavor mixed in. If sweet drinks are your go-to, this one is perfect!

This week’s recipe is for the Pina CoLava. I give it two thumbs up after taste testing. Recipe provided by www.partythroughtheparks.com/disney-resort-drink-recipes/

 

Pina CoLava

2 parts pineapple juice, 1 part Coco Lopez® (cream of coconut), 1 part Bacardi® Razz raspberry rum, Blend with ice. Pour a small amount (approx. 1 oz) of raspberry puree into the glass being sure to hit the sides of the glass as you pour. Pour in your blended Pina CoLava and enjoy! For the raspberry puree, bar brands like Monin® or Island Oasis® are good choices, but feel free to use homemade instead.

 

Do you have a favorite WDW frozen drink? Share yours!

 

Kristin Casagrand is a student currently studying physical therapy at Bellarmine University. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Kristin has taken many a family vacations as a child driving 24 hrs, cramped in the back of the car and fighting with her sister to get to Disney (definitely worth it though). She looks forward to sharing “A taste of Disney” with everyone each week.

 

4 Responses to "A Taste of Disney: Frozen Drinks"

  1. DisneyGirlRuby says:

    LeFews Brew…..Aahhhhhhh

  2. Peyton says:

    The Pina CoLava is so good! I had one at the Wilderness Lodge as well and tried making it myself at home using this recipe. It tasted just like it did at Disney!

  3. Fran Cassano says:

    Kristin,

    You’ve outfitted our recipe boxes with another Disney gem! Thanks!

  4. Anne says:

    If you have the opportunity, go to the Polynesian Resort and order a “Melon” Colada. Some years ago, a waiter recommended it to me when my family and I were eating at ‘Ohana right next to Tambu Lounge. I took his advice, and it was wonderful. I highly recommend it to those who are slushy drink fans, and also enjoy the flavor of melon, light Rum, coconut cream, and pineapple. I’m guessing Midori brand melon liqueur might be used. Every time I return to WDW, it is the drink I will go out of my way to enjoy. The waiter’s at ‘Ohana often don’t know if it is something the restaurant serves; so, you may want/have to order it at Tambu.

    Hopefully, if any of you go to get one, you will be able to purchase it. If not, I have found a very good (perhaps even accurate)version by doing a search for “Disney’s Melon Colada Recipe”.

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