Helllllllllllo from Disney Springs! We are bringing you a review from one of the most popular spots to grab a light bite and cocktail, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar! We discovered they had some new items join the line-up recently, and we had to swing by to try them out!
First up, we had to sample some of the seasonal libations. The bartender let us know the Old-Fashioned and the Florida Mule tend to stay on the menu, however the top two are swapped out every month or so.
The bartender also let us know that the Old-fashioned is fantastic and made with that exclusive-to-Disney-World bourbon. She sold us! We opted for Jock’s Old-Fashioned and the French 75.
The French 75 is made of Hangar 1 Vodka, St. Germaine, Prosecco, and a lime. This is a pretty good drink if you’re a Prosecco fan and want something bubbly. It’s not a super-sweet drink, which I loved, but if you prefer sweet drinks, there are several rum and juice based cocktails here that will be a better fit. Overall, I would absolutely grab this again, especially on a hot day when I need those refreshing bubbles.
Next up, the Jock’s Old Fashioned. No you’re not seeing things, this glass is sliding sideways! This cocktail is made of Knob Creek Disney Select 120 Proof Bourbon, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, Aromatic Bitters, Orange Bitters, Simple Syrup, and Soda Water.
I am so glad we took the bartender’s advice on this one – this was truly an awesome Old-fashioned. You could definitely taste that Select Bourbon, but it’s balanced nicely by the not-too-sweet syrup and Cointreau. Honestly, I wish all Disney Old-Fashioneds tasted like this.
Now that we’ve sampled some delicious cocktails, it’s time to test out the new eats!
While old classics like the pretzel and sliders remain steady on the menu, we opted for some of the new items! We tried the Lomo Saltado – Peruvian Flank Steak, Shisahk Seared Cheese, and Chen’s BBQ Pork Skewers.
First up, the Lomo Saltado – Peruvian Flank Steak. Other variations of this item have been on the menu in the past, but this is a new iteration. This version is Grilled Flank Steak and Piquillo Peppers, with Pickled Onions, Crispy Potatoes, and comes with a Tamari-Lime dressing and Yellow Pepper Aioli as well as a fresh lime to squeeze on top.
This was pretty decent! The meat was cooked well, and the pickled vegetables balance it nicely. They aren’t too vinegar-y either! The crispy potatoes add an awesome crunch, but not much flavor. Definitely squeeze that fresh lime on top to elevate the dish! Overall, this is a good shareable (or light meal for one) that I would try again.
We then moved to Shishak Seared Cheese. This dish is Warm Halloumi Cheese, served with a salad made of Mediterranean Tomato, Cucumber, and Pita Chips.
As far as vegetarian options go, this is an excellent choice. It’s certainly a little different, and obviously much lighter, than other popular vegetarian dishes like pastas or pretzels. The salad was crisp and fresh, and the pita chips added an awesome crunch. The cheese itself doesn’t have a ton of flavor, if anything it’s a bit salty on its own. But paired with a marinated tomato and cucumber, it’s a refreshing dish when you’re in the mood for something lighter (vegetarian or not).
Lastly, we tried Chen’s BBQ Pork Skewers. This is Grilled Pork Belly in Gojuchang Pepper Sauce, and served with Pickled Vegetables, Cilantro, and Bibb Lettuce. It also comes with a spicy dipping sauce.
The idea of the dish is to make little “tacos” with the pork belly and bibb lettuce. Honestly, I thought this would be my least favorite of the dishes, but SURPRISE! It was my favorite, hands down. The pork belly was cooked perfectly and the pepper sauce adds a lot of flavor but not a huge kick. The dipping sauce however, does pack some heat – in a good way! It’s hot, but still has great flavor, as opposed to being hot for hot’s sake. Overall, this was a fun and unique dish, that I would certainly order again.
Once again, the food and drinks at Hangar Bar are winners. The cocktails always seem to deliver, and I’ll certainly be back for that Old-fashioned. The bites are unique, and these choices are great for when you want something delicious and packed with flavor, but also a little lighter. There’s a reason Jock’s ranks high as one of our favorite lounges in Walt Disney World!
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