There’s a new drink in the World, and you have got to check it out!
The Wave…of American Flavors
But to find it, there’s only one place you can go, and that’s Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Just head to the Lounge at The Wave… of American Flavors (or Top of the World in Bay Lake Tower), and that’s where you can order up the The Seven Seas Lagoon.
Before we dive in, we’ve got to note how fun it is to see another Resort-specific cocktail on a Disney lounge menu. With the rare exception of specialty spots like AbracadaBar and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, you can go from one Resort Bar to the next and not see much difference in the offerings. But here and there, you’ll find beverages themed to their Resort. The New Orleans-inspired cocktails at Port Orleans’ River Roost, the classic cocktails at the BoardWalk’s Belle Vue Lounge, and the specialty drinks at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Victoria Falls come to mind. And we always think it’s a thing to celebrate when they come along.
There’s much more to say, though, about The Seven Seas Lagoon. Clearly, its name is inspired by the Contemporary’s location as one of the Resorts surrounding the Seven Seas Lagoon.
Or maaaaybe it gets its name from the fact that this drink is the size of an ACTUAL LAGOON.
Okay, so… not quite 😉 . But still, coming in at 24 ounces, this super fun sipper is made for sharing with your pals!
It even comes complete with two Mickey straws to indicate that this is not a drink just for one. Also garnishing the fish-bowl-sized beverage are gummy rings, a la life preservers!
And there are a few more surprises yet inside… gummy fish candies and boba pearls, finished off with a glow cube. Here’s a look at the beverage, “deconstructed”-style.
Just a note: those Mickey straws are a nice little souvenir and look way cute, but they are too thin to pick up the bursting boba pearls, so you don’t get quite that same experience as with drinks served specifically for boba. They’re a fun and tasty touch, though!
Still, if you’re looking to invest the $22.00 (not bad, for a shareable beverage), you’ll want to know how the thing tastes. Ingredients include Skyy Vodka, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, lime and pineapple juices, soda water, and agave.
So, obviously the flavors are tropical, but here’s where the difference lies with many other Disney beach-inspired beverages: The Seven Seas Lagoon is sweetened with agave as opposed to the typical Blue Curacao/sweet-and-sour mix you’ll often encounter in the “blue drinks.” So even though it’s PLENTY sweet, it’s not a syrupy sweetness with that tart aftertaste. (In fact, once you pull the glow cube from the drink, you’ll find it’s more of a green hue than the blue that comes from the cube).
The soda water, too, helps to tame the sweetness, so the Lagoon is a fruity drink that still has the potential to suit more palates than your typical candy-sweet beverage. Which is good, because it’s not only shareable due to its size — it’s also surprisingly strong, even though it primarily tastes smooth going down the ol’ hatch.
So, all in all, this one comes highly recommended! It’s not only tasty — this thing is custom-made for vacation memory-making with friends, complete with selfies… IF you can fit the whole drink in the picture, that is ;). Ahoy!!
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