While you can find those snazzy glow-cubes all over Disney parks these days, the signature “Glow-tini” is the one light-up drink you know you can find pretty much everywhere. Packing quite a punch with Citrus Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice, and occasionally some Sweet and Sour, the Glow-tini may look like a weak cocktail, but it could really knock your socks off!
I was lucky enough to have one of these radiant drinks on a visit to the Hearthstone Lounge in Disneyland’s Grand Californian Resort about two months ago. It was the perfect way to kill some time while we waited for the taxi to the airport, and to begin the process of dulling my random and recent phobia of flying (where did that come from?!).
The Glow-tini usually goes down smooth, though too much Vodka can really give it a bite! And even though the rim is sugared, the drink isn’t too saccharine-sweet. (However, if you’re like me and prefer your drinks a touch on the sour side, request that they add sweet and sour.)
It’s definitely a drink that will get you some looks from the others in the lounge, so be ready to answer at least once the question about how the light-up ice cube works:
- Find the button on the cube
- Press the button to make the cube light up
- Press the button again to make the cube light up with several different colors
- Repeat step three several times to see all the different light patterns
- Repeat step three until the cube turns off
By turning off the cube when you’re not using it, you’ll save batteries. This is a good thing, because Disney doesn’t sell replacement batteries for these things.
Speaking of the light-up ice cube, if you’re averse to taking the one out of your drink and sticking it in your pocket (which is what you’re expected to do, by the way — it’s re-usable!), you can always buy your very own light-up cubes in several Disney parks gift shops and stores. Note: They’re not the same cubes that are served in the drinks in Disney’s lounges and restaurants. The cubes found in Disney’s shops light up when submerged in liquid and turn off when taken out of liquid. I found these in the Emporium at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World:
By the way, check AllEars.net for the Glow-tini full recipe. Their recipe lists sweet and sour, which is no longer listed on the official Disney drink menu, but, personally, I prefer the S&S…!
Have you sampled the Blue Glow-tini? What did you think? For other reader favorites when it comes to drinks at Disney parks and resorts, check out the awesome response I got to my request for suggestions for a new “favorite drink!”