Looking for some holiday escapism?
Tucked away on the first floor of Disney’s Polynesian VillageResort, the tiki oasis that is Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto transports visitors to paradise through an incredibly immersive atmosphere and extensive cocktail menu.
The Tiki bar does a fine job of getting us in the holiday SPIRIT, as proven with the recent release of the Holiday Nutcracker Tiki Mug. We’re headed back to check out their holiday overlay and new seasonal cocktails.
The Head Salesman has added some festiveness to the already ornate joint.
Strands of red garland hang haphazardly from the hatched hut style roof.
It’s hot as a Tahitian Torch in here (j/k not really!) but they still can’t escape the snow!
One of our favorite features, the living Krakatoa Volcano, has been given a Snowy overlay! It’s a SNOWCANO! If you’ve visited this bar before you’ve likely seen how these windows come in to play when you order a Krakatoa, which is served glowing hot red due to a glow cube. At Christmastime, they arrive glowing icy blue to match the Snowcano! FUN!
This guy has had TWO SHOTS OF RUM and now he’s feeling Merry and Bright! (Hi, life preserver from the Maelstrom! We see you!)
In addition to the already stellar cocktail lineup, for the holidays they are offering several specialty libations including the Jingle Jammer, Tropical Snowstorm, and the Mele Kaliki Mai Tai.
The Mele Keliki Mai Tai is a Christmas spin on the classic Don The Beachcomber Mai Tai. This boozy delight features Plantation Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Cranberry Juice, Orgeat, Cinnamon, Splash of Fresh Lime Juice, and a Cinnamon Stick.
Let’s just say the rum is VERY pronounced on this one! Luckily, the cinnamon and spice flavoring balances it out well making it a very drinkable option. It is also available for an additional charge with a limited time (and super unique) Holiday Nutcracker Tiki Mug. You can NEVER have too many tiki mugs, are we right???
Brrrr it’s cold in here! The Tropical Snowstorm blew in with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Coconut Cream, Cinnamon, Orgeat, and Falernum. Fans of the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum will enjoy this one as it’s very similar but with the addition of good ole fashion Tennessee Whiskey (and it’s oh so smooooothe). The whiskey flavor definitely stands out here!
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto once again proves to be THE spot to chill out and enjoy some delicious cocktails. If you’re interested in Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time, better act fast because these drinks are sure to disappear off the menu soon after St. Nick pops down everyone’s chimneys!
And be sure to swing by Magic Kingdom before the holiday season ends to check up on Trader Sam’s proprietor, Trader Sam…er…Samta at the Jingle Cruise!
Have you visited Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort? Let us know!