This wild one isn’t on the lounge’s cocktail menu, but you will find it on the adjacent restaurant’s menu so if you’d like to try one, just ask!
At first glance, this drink looks a lot like the Godiva Chocolate Martini, but it’s definitely a different breed of cocktail.
Amarula Fruit Cream Liqueur and Van der Hum Tangerine Liqueur from South Africa combined in a Chocolate-striped glass inspired by the distinctive striped tail of the Madagascar Lemur.
The result is a creamy citrus and chocolate combination, and if you like those candy chocolate oranges that usually seem to show up around the holidays in the candy aisle, you’re sure to love this cocktail!
Received this great news via e-mail from Disney’s Tables in Wonderland today! You can now save 20% off food and drinks at Splitsville at Downtown Disney with your card.
We’ve really enjoyed our visits to Splitsville and look forward to returning again soon!
Ever had a Dole Whip and thought “this sure would be great with rum?” Us too! Fortunately for all us wishful thinkers, this year at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival they will be serving up a spiced rum version of the Dole Whip, as well as some other fun beverages, including a blueberry wine and a watermelon passion fruit cocktail, at marketplaces similar to those found at the Epcot International Food and Wine festival.
For a more in-depth look at what’s in store for this year’s Flower and Garden Festival, be sure to stop by the Disney Food Blog.
This is it! Our final drink of the 12 Drinks of Christmas. It’s called The Shadow.
We stopped by the relaxing Belle Vue Lounge at the Boardwalk Inn to try our final drink. If you’ve never been to the Belle Vue, they play old radio serials on vintage radio replicas. Back in the 1930′s, a show called The Shadow first aired, and that show is presumably the namesake for this cocktail made with Chambord, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Vanilla Vodka, and cream. This drink used to be found on the lounge’s cocktail menu, but they’ve since switched to the standard lounge menu so if you’d like to give this one a try, you’ll have to ask your bartender if they know how to make it.
This drink was described to us to be like a chocolate covered cherry. I’d say that fits pretty well, and out of all the cocktails we tried over the holidays, this one was my favorite. Though admittedly, as I have mentioned before, I do have a thing for Chambord. That being said, my companion, who is not the Chambord lover that I am, found this drink to be a satisfying treat as well.
That’s it for this year’s round of the 12 Drinks of Christmas. Hope you find something among them that you’d like to try yourself!
The 11th Drink of Christmas is the Sultan’s Colada from the Morocco Beverage Cart at Epcot.
We don’t usually buy drinks out of machines from Walt Disney World as we find them overpriced for the quality. But we thought we’d give the Sultan’s Colada a try because while the pineapple/coconut mix comes out of a machine, the rum and almond liqueur are hand-poured, and as a pina colada fan, this seemed like it might be an interesting twist on an old favorite. The drink comes as shown above, with the rum and almond liqueur welled at the bottom, so you need to mix it up.
We were surprised to find that there was very little taste to this drink. We could taste the almond liqueur a little bit, but the pineapple and coconut flavors oddly didn’t come through at all. (It’s worth noting that the mix actually had several large ice chunks in it, so it is possible the machine was having issues and had just not mixed it well, but don’t plan to spend the money to get another one to find out.) After taking a few sips of it, we both decided it was so bland that neither of us wanted to finish it so we actually threw it out. Even the Caramel Apple Margarita from last year did not suffer that fate!
Tomorrow is our final drink of Christmas, found at one of our favorite hotel lounges at Walt Disney World.
Drink 10 is actually a beer, Napa Smith Organic IPA.
We tried the Napa Smith Organic IPA at the Tambu Lounge. It was actually our first experience with the Napa Smith Brewery brand, and we were pleased to find it was a fairly decent IPA, though a bit subdued for the style. As far as being an organic offering, given the fact that the limited organics we’ve tried thus far at Disney haven’t really left us impressed, it was nice to find one we’d actually be o.k. recommending.
Tomorrow, we’ll have the only drink this year that we did not like this year.
Well, this is certainly good news! It appears that on the revamped Walt Disney World website, they are in the process of adding the appetizer/snack and cocktail menus for many of the lounges, pool bars, and park bars such as the Dawa Bar.
We went through many of the links, and it appears that some of them are not programmed correctly yet, and other menus appear incomplete, but hopefully it’s just a matter of time before it’s all straightened out.
We wrap up our stop at Splitsville with one of their “bowl” drinks, the Koolaide Bowl.
This drink is a fruity, rum-filled concoction of Bacardi O, Razz, Limon and Dragonberry, mixed with pineapple, cranberry, and orange juices, served in a heavy goblet, or “bowl” as the name implies. It is also available in a souvenir squeeze bottle that is shaped like a bowling pin (and which we unfortunately did not get a picture of) for $5.00 more. (The bowl drinks served at Splitsville run $14.00.)
With a name like Koolaide Bowl and all that fruit juice, you can guess that this drink is going to be pretty sweet. Personally, I like sweet, fruity drinks, but my companion said he’d take a pass on this one in the future, it was just too sweet for his tastes. While I liked it well enough, it was also my least favorite of the three drinks we tried at Splitsville.
Tomorrow, we’re trying an organic beer off the standard lounge menu.
Drink 8 is another one of Splitsville’s “martini” offerings, the Snickertini.
This drink is made from vodka, Frangelico, Kahlua, cream, and they line glass with some chocolate syrup, and add some powdered cocoa to the rim as well. Given the name of the drink, I was sort of expecting a caramel liqueur to be included as well, but that is not the case.
When the drink first came out, I thought that looks kind of like the Godiva Chocolate Martini from the standard lounge menu.
And while they are not made from the exact same ingredients (Stoli Vanilla Vodka, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, White Creme de Cacao, and Frangelico for the Godiva Chocolate Martini) the taste of the two drinks is fairly similar. So, if you enjoy the Godiva Chocolate Martini, I’m pretty confident you will enjoy the Snickertini. And if you’ve tried neither, but like chocolate, this one is still for you!
We’ll have our final Splitsville drink tomorrow, and it’s one of their “bowl” drinks.
Splitsville Orlando recently opened at Downtown Disney and the Twelve Drinks of Christmas gave us the perfect opportunity to stop by for some of their signature cocktails. First up is my favorite of the three we tried at Splitsville, the Birthday Cake Martini.
This drink is made from Smirnoff Cake Vodka and Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, with candy sprinkles added to the glass as a garnish. Not only was this drink adorable, it tasted just like a piece of cake, and was absolutely delicious. I don’t think I’d make a night of just these, but definitely would have one or two for dessert. My companion thought this was a sweet treat as well.
Tomorrow, we’ll continue with another one of Splitsville’s more dessert oriented cocktails, a candy monikered concoction that reminded us of another drink we’ve tried at Walt Disney World.