Sometimes, you just need a cold one, and this is one of our favorite places to get it!
‘Tis the season for fun and festive cocktails and some of our favorite cocktails come from Cocktails by Cody! We found this mixology master a few years ago and we instantly fell in LOVE with his fun Disney-themed cocktails inspired by Disney Princesses, Disney Villains, and more!
And now we have some exciting news to share – Cody has published his first recipe book – Fairy Tale Cocktails – so you can make all these amazing drinks at home!
Halloween is almost here! And if you’re looking for some ghoulish ways to party during the spookiest time of the year, there’s no better place to be than Disney Springs!
We’ve been excited to see just what the expanded shopping, dining, and entertainment district would be offering in the way of holiday celebrations, and it’s shaping up already to be a fun place to enjoy the festivities. [Read more…]
Woohoo — it’s Friday! Who’s ready for a little Happy Hour Fun?
I have just the thing for you. Check out the latest DFB Video that we’ve posted to our new YouTube Channel, featuring a review of the mystical, magical AbracadaBar at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.
The BoardWalk has needed a few grown up spots for the longest time. Don’t get me wrong. We love enjoying a classic cocktail like The Shadow at the BoardWalk’s Belle Vue Lounge as much as you do! But hey, it’s always fun to try new things. And AbracadaBar is one seriously cool place, so be sure to tune in to our video to see all the details!
So what do you think? Will AbracadaBar be on your list of places to visit during your next Disney trip? Leave a comment and let us know!
It’s Friday, and that means one thing to me: HAPPY HOUR!
But it’s also just weeks — WEEKS, PEOPLE! — from the start of the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
Beginning on September 25 and running more than 7 weeks, this year’s Festival promises to be extra special as we mark the 20th Anniversary of the event. We’re looking forward to trying some new dishes and revisiting some old favorites.
And of course, along with the eats, there will be plenty of fantastic drink options to enjoy as well. Back again this year is the Frozen Szarlotka Cocktail at the Poland Marketplace Booth. It’s a great pairing with all of the dishes at the Poland Booth, like the Kielbasa & Potato Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream as well as the Sauerkraut Pierogi. (Want to make the Kielbasa and Potato Pierogies at home too? Check out our recipe here.)
This is THE perfect drink for Fall in Florida. It has that wonderful flavor of Apple Cider, but it’s nice and icey, which may make you forget for a moment that it’s still 90 degrees outside. And it’s SUPER easy to put together! Take a look. [Read more…]
Remember last year when we brought you pics of some of the most stunning Disney-themed cocktails we have EVER laid eyes on??
Well — apparently, that was only the tip of the iceberg!!
We are back today with another round of Cocktails by Cody, inspired by some of the most legendary characters around — the universe of Disney!
This man is a mixology genius, and this new round of drinks are just as fabulous as the last ones. In fact, it looks like Cody will be publishing a book in the near future! How long before we can put it on our Amazon wish list???
Check ‘em out!
More Disney-Inspired Cocktails!
You knew Elsa and Anna would have to be immortalized in tipsy fashion, right?
Elsa’s cocktail, the Coldfront, is a gorgeous, milky-white and blue concoction that includes White Chocolate Liqueur, Peppermint Schnapps, Milk, and Malibu. Elsa, it would seem, packs a punch!
On the other hand, Anna has inspired the tea-based Warmfront, a Hot Toddy that includes Whiskey, Amaretto, and Orange. Sounds like the perfect antidote for chilly weather!
The Lost Boy perfectly captures the essence of Peter Pan, don’t you think? Midori, Peach Schnapps, and Malibu make for a brilliant green Martini.
But we can’t get enough of the sassy Fairy Dust! With Honey Vodka, Triple Sec, and Cider, this one would do Tink proud!
And Captain Hook gets in on the fun with the Crazed Captain. Of course, it includes a healthy dose of rum — both Spiced and 151 — with a little Midori thrown in for good measure.
The Princess and the Frog has also come to life in Cody’s imagination with a couple of different libations.
Bayou Beauty takes its inspiration from Tiana, and includes some flavors that are really trending right now — Ginger Liqueur and fresh Cucumber. White Rum provides the base.
Bad Juju, an homage to voodoo villain Doctor Facilier, is wickedly gorgeous. With a combo of Dark Rum, Passionfruit Rum, and Pineapple Juice, it will go down smooth and I bet you’ll never know what hit ya. I love the swords through the strawberry as garnish!
Pocahontas may Paint with All the Colors of the Wind, and a velvety Martini made of [Read more…]
Whether you need something to add a little Holiday cheer to gift wrapping, or you’re looking for the perfect after dinner drink for your Christmas party this weekend, I totally think you should give this Christmas Cookie Cocktail a try. Served on Disney Cruise Line ships during the holidays, we think it’s a great way to kick up the festivities just a little!
It’s like the best grown up milkshake, ever! And it has all the cozy, delicious flavors of the season — cream, coffee, and the cooling flavor of peppermint.
Check it out!
Disney Cruise Line’s Christmas Cookie Cocktail
Makes One Cocktail
1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
1 ounce Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
1 ounce peppermint schnapps
Vanilla ice cream
’Tis the season… and we’re not talking about Fall or the Holidays (though they are soon upon us here at Disney World). Nope, it’s about that time of year when Disney World bars and lounges receive a menu makeover.
If you’d like to explore all the options including beer and wine, we’ve got the updated Disney Bar and Lounge Menu for you here. And today we’re going page-by-page through the Specialty Cocktails to explore the new offerings, and see which of the favorites have stuck around. Allrighty, then… here we go!
Pimm’s Punch and the Rye Manhattan are both returnees that are included in the updated menu.
But the Moscow Mule, Blue Mule, and the Sidecar Noir (nominee for favorite name!) are all [Read more…]
When you think of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you likely think of winding paths, lush greenery, and rich experiences based in the history, culture, and beauty of Africa and Asia.
Unless, of course, you’re HERE…
Welcome to Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama!
This street carnival smack-dab in the middle of Animal Kingdom’s Dinoland, U.S.A. is… well, it’s like nothing else in Disney World, that’s for sure. A brightly-colored and whimsical fair of carnival games and rides with over-the-top roadside-stop flair!
In fact, it was while stopping by Corn-Ivores that I spotted this sign for a Carnival Cocktail: a blend of lemonade, blue cotton candy, and Bacardi Black Razz Rum.
This, I had to try!
Upon placing my order, I was expecting a cotton candy-topped beverage akin to the Cotton Candy Lemonade that you can occasionally find at the Everything Pop Food Court. Nope! Here the cotton candy is blended into the mix prior to pouring. Sad face.
But at least it’s BEAUTIFUL! Don’t you just want to jump in?
You can spy the vivid blue hue coming from the drink machines.
But just because I couldn’t see the cotton candy, doesn’t mean it wasn’t there. Because [Read more…]
I have an old souvenir book from my first trip to Disney in the late seventies. And while it’s super fun to look through the whole thing, some of my favorite images are from Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Top of the World Lounge
It’s here that I first learned about Top of the World, the restaurant that once occupied the spot that California Grill calls home these days.
Well, the seventies glamour that epitomized the Contemporary may have given way to a sleek mix that is both modern and retro at once, but we don’t have to look too far to bring some of those fun days back. Thanks to Disney cookbooks, their cocktails live on!
That’s right! I’m talking about those famous and delicious Monorail Drinks!
If you love retro Disney cocktails like we do (hellooooo, Kungaloosh!), then you’re going to really love this post. Because we’re not giving you just one recipe, but three! Seriously — how much cooler will your next party be?? Very. You’re welcome.
So Please Stand Clear of the Doors (Por Favor Mantengase Alejado de las Puertas) — get those blenders ready — and, GO!
Top of the World
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Ingredients: [Read more…]