I always love looking at the Christmas decorations at the monorail hotels during the holidays. Unfortunately, this year we felt a little rushed as it was our last night in Orlando. Had we made it out the night prior as we had originally planned, we could have taken a little more time for each of our hotel and lounge visits. I was also a little sad because had missed friends who had been out the night before. But we still got the chance to go and the first stop was the Tambu Lounge for a drink and my favorite appetizer there, the Crisp Breads and Dips. (My drinking companion hit the sushi bar as well and said it was fantastic!)
Normally when I go to the Tambu, I get a pina colada. I know…you can get a pina colada pretty much anywhere on property that serves mixed drinks. But they always taste so much better there. This night, however, I needed to try something new. I’ve already had the Lapu Lapu and I’ve tasted the Backscratcher so those were out. Because the Welsh Dragon had been a melon liqueur drink and the Tropical Macaw is also a melon liqueur drink, I decided on the Island Sunset, which contains Seven Spiced Rum Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, melon and peach, combined with guava passion fruit juice. (Yes, I know. Melon in there too…but I think it’s the fruit, not the liqueur. But even if it is, I had to choose something!)
The first thing the server said to me when I asked for the Island Sunset was “you do know it’s a frozen drink, right?” I did know that, and I think most people should be able to tell that from the picture of it on the menu, so I puzzled as to why he would say that to me. In hindsight, I began to wonder if it was to warn me it wasn’t going to be very strong. It was mildly fruity and pretty tasty, like a good fruit smoothie, but there was no discernible alcohol and definitely not much of a kick. My drinking companion agreed with that assessment.
I do love the Tambu and I know I’ll be back again soon, but I will probably stick with my pina coladas from here on out.
One more drink to go, and we got it at the last stop on our monorail crawl.