We’ve been sipping our way around Walt Disney World today (well, this week really)!
We tried a new secret menu item over at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort yesterday, and today we got adventurous and went for something a bit spicier at Disney’s Riviera Resort. And, of course, we also had to return to one of our favorite spots to grab a sip when visiting EPCOT — La Cava del Tequila. And, let us tell ya, their drinks don’t disappoint!
On our visit today, we found not one, not two, but THREE new drinks! So, being the sensible Disney drink tasters that we are…we got them all. 😉
First up was a new drink that made its way onto the menu this past month — the Spicy Mentirosa. This is a non-alcoholic option that is made with Lyre’s Italian Orange, Non-alcoholic Lyre’s Dry London, lime juice, cucumber and jalapeno juice, agave nectar, and a hibiscus salt rim for $13. And, it sure does have a kick! We found it to be spicier than the El Diablo with a light citrus taste, making it a great pick for all-you spicy drink fans (like us!). The only thing we might change in the future is ordering a Mezcal shot to pour on top!
When we were ordering our drink, the Cast Member also told us about a newer secret menu item that has arrived just in time for the summer called the Virgin Colada. This non-alcohol drink is an island oasis mix blended with ice and costs $10.64.
If you’re looking for a sweet refreshing drink, then this is it! We tasted a lot more pineapple than we did coconut from the mixture but we think this could still be a great option for kids or those who don’t drink alcohol and want a fun cocktail to help cool off on a warm summer day.
And, just when we thought “hmm…this Virgin Colada could really use a shot of liquor,” we found out that there is an alcoholic version of the Pina Colada on the secret menu! It is made with the same island oasis mix but is blended with a mixture of rum and pox (which is a Mexican liquor). Of course, the booze bumps the price of the drink up a little to $15.45.
We picked up the same pineapple notes from the mixture, but the alcohol really cut through the sweetness of the drink. And, though we did enjoy this drink, we probably would opt for a signature margarita from La Cava del Tequila over the Pina Colada on any other day.
All in all, it was nice to find some new non-alcoholic drink options at this spot, and who doesn’t love a secret menu item, right? While kiddos probably won’t enjoy the Spicy Mentirosa, the Virgin Colada offers a fun alternative to the traditional drinks you can find at the restaurant. Plus, both the non-alcoholic and alcoholic options are delicious. Of course, we’ll continue to keep an eye out for new eats and drinks around Disney World, so stay tuned for more!
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