Friday Happy Hour: Winter Berry Margarita at Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post

UPDATE: Please note that Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post — intended as a temporary location — is now closed. 

Even though Frozen Summer Fun has officially come to an end at Hollywood Studios, that doesn’t mean the fun has ended altogether!

A few elements of the special event that ran throughout the summer remain, including For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, and a new home for Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Frozen Snowground.

Sign to Wandering Oaken's Trading Post

Sign to Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post

Since there is Frozen food to be had there, we couldn’t resist stopping by its new spot across the street from Studio Catering Co.

Wandering Oaken's Trading Post

Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post

Entrance into the Snowground

Entrance into the Snowground

Food isn’t the only thing you’ll find at Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post. It still remains THE place to build your own snowman in Central Florida.

"Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?"

“Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?”

Snowman!

Snowman!

And there may be… oh, a little bit of Frozen merchandise available for purchase ;) .

Frozen Merchandise

Frozen Merchandise

Elsa and Anna dolls

Young Elsa and Anna dolls

Olaf plush

Olaf plush

But we’re here to check out the Sweet Treat Bar, tucked in the corner next to the Snowground. It maintains the same cozy, lodge feel that it did over the summer. They even brought out the snowflake decorated trash cans in honor of the wintry occasion.

Sweet Treat Bar

Sweet Treat Bar

And the menu, for the most part, remains the same as well — with a few exceptions. If you missed your chance to pick up an Anna, Elsa, or Olaf cupcake, the Sweet Treat Bar is where you can still find them.

Sweet Treat Bar menu

Sweet Treat Bar menu

We loved the Olaf Carrot Cake Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing when it made it’s debut “in SUMMEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!” (That’s for you Olaf fans out there!)

Olaf Carrot Cake Cupcake

Olaf Carrot Cake Cupcake

In addition to Anna and Elsa cookies, you can find some Disney staples like Mickey Pretzels and Churros. And even though it’s not as cold in the new location as it needed to be for the skating rink, it’s cool enough that the thought of Hot Cocoa still holds appeal.

Sweet Treat Bar menu

Sweet Treat Bar menu

There are plenty of Olaf Souvenir cups to go around, which — in this location — are filled with Blue Raspberry Slush.

Olaf souvenir cups

Olaf souvenir cups

Slush machines

Slush machines

I thought I should try one of the cold adult beverages that I hadn’t had a chance to grab over the summer — and one that couldn’t be found previously in Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post.

The Summer Berry Margarita has made the transition to the Winter Berry Margarita: a mix of 1800 Tequila, Triple Sec, Monin Wildberry, Sweet-and-Sour, and Cranberry Juice, all served up with a souvenir glow cube.

Winter Berry Margarita and Blue Snow Dream

Winter Berry Margarita and Blue Snow Dream

This drink is definitely eye-catching in the dark areas of the Trading Post or in the outdoor light, and if you carry it around the park, be prepared to answer where you found it!

Winter Berry Margarita

Winter Berry Margarita

Winter Berry Margarita

Winter Berry Margarita

One thing not mentioned on the menu is the topping on this concoction. Though it looks like whipped cream in the picture, it’s actually Lemon-Lime Fomz. If you’re not familiar with the light, airy substance that is Fomz, you can read a little more about it here.

Lemon Lime Fomz

Lemon Lime Fomz

The Winter Berry Margarita packed more than I anticipated from a flavor perspective. Right away, I detected the Sweet-and-Sour above almost every other ingredient, though I did pick up on the tequila as well. If you like a bit of a sour bite, this could be a hit with you. I found it to be much more tart than sweet, even though there was plenty of sugar from the juice and Fomz. The flavor was intense from the first sip to the last.

If you haven’t had your fill of Frozen (or Fomz, for that matter), now you know where to find the treats and — in the spirit of Olaf — keep the summer/winter fun going no matter what time of year it is!

Will you visit Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post on your next trip to Hollywood Studios? Please let us know with a comment!

 

Comments

  1. Keith says

    “I detected the Sweet-and-Sour above almost every other ingredient,”

    Unfortunately, sour mix is the prevailing flavor and component for all generic Disney “cocktails”.

  2. Joni says

    Sept. I had an Olaf cake pop they were small but packed with choc. goodness. Are they still there?
    Granddaughter had a sugar/shortbread not sure which snowflake cookie that was not so good.

  3. Kristen says

    We are going in the beginning of November … does anyone know if this will still be set up when we go?? Would love to walk through those areas and grab a drink!!

  4. Avaitor says

    Sigh, the Winter Berry sounds mostly like my thing, but sour mix is an undeniable turn-off. Maybe if it was a little cheaper, I’d consider it, anyway.

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