Five New Cocktails On The 2014 Disney Parks Bar and Lounge Menu

The standard Disney Bar and Lounge Cocktail Menu has been updated for 2014! Our occasional correspondent Erik H. just returned from Walt Disney World where he made notes on the new menu, and of course did some taste testing for us! This round of beverage program changes has seen nine of the 2013 drinks removed from the standard lounge cocktail menu.

These casualties include the Forever Young, Strawberry Julep, Superfruit Margarita, Scottish Raspberry Lemon Drop, Jameson Irish Whiskey Sour, Red Stag Lemonade, Citrus Infusion, Wildberry Margarita, and the Tennessee Honey.

Heather & Honey Sidecar, A New Spin On An Old ClassicHeather & Honey Sidecar, A New Spin On An Old Classic

So - What's new? Five new cocktails that definitely tip their hats to some old-fashioned mixology classics with fresh new twists. The flavors are a little stronger, a little less fruity, and some truly unique to the Disney Parks and Resorts.

Making their bar debut on the menu this year are the following cocktails:

Smoked Turkey: Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon, Grenadine, Odwalla Lemonade, with a hint of hickory smoke, garnished with Luxardo Gourmet Marachino Cherries. Complex, but easy to drink, this is a great introduction to classic American Bourbon for the adventurous drinker.

Heather & Honey Sidecar: Dewar's Highlander Honey, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Agave nectar, and fresh lemon juice. Not your classic sidecar " this cocktail comes across sweet and smooth. Erik thought that it could do without the half salted rim.

Smoked Turkey, An Introduction To American BourbonSmoked Turkey, An Introduction To American Bourbon

Jameson Irish Coffee: Jameson Irish Whiskey with hot coffee and a dollop of whipped cream. Straight forward for the coming winter months, we're happy to see this one on the standard menu.

Pineapple Caipirinha: Leblon Lechaca, lime, pineapple, and agave nectar. Erik found this to be a very sweet drink, heavy on the pineapple with a kick of sour in the finish.

Superfruit Tequini Replaces Several MargaritasSuperfruit Tequini Replaces Several Margaritas

Superfruit Tequini: Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Cedilla Acai Liqueur, fresh lime juice and agave nectar. With more than it's share of alcohol, this drink would do George Clooney proud (it's made with his personal brand of tequila). Fruity and smooth this one should come with a warning label. It will sneak up on you - good thing you can just take the monorail home.

In addition to the new cocktails, the Disney beverage program has raised the stakes with a few new craft beers to try, and a new selection of wines. Have you given any of the new Disney cocktails a try? If so - which ones? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts on these new changes.

Stella wrote on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 18:12:

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I had a Smoked Turkey at WL Territory Lounge recently. It was delicious!!

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 14:35:

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Great to hear Stella! I think the name makes it rather mysterious - I look forward to trying that one for myself.

Carter wrote on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 18:18:

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Can't believe they got rid of the Tennessee Honey! This was the best drink I've had in WDW. But I will have to try the Smoked Turkey looks amazing.

Karla wrote on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:17:

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10 votes for Smoked Turkey drink! It's wonderful!!!!

Ed P wrote on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 16:07:

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Smoked turkey is a must try...I had several :-)

Laurie Hainey wrote on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:02:

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the smoked turkey is my favorite, bourbon goes down easy, after you swallow and exhale you get the smoke.......awesome experience in a glass.

Paul wrote on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 01:43:

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Just had the Smoked Turkey. It was so good. Can't wait to
Try another!

Yvonne wrote on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 15:55:

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Smoke turkey is great! Would like the recipe so I can make it at home. Please.

Bob wrote on Sat, 01/03/2015 - 00:26:

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Im a big fan of wild turkey and the smoke turkey really hits the spot, I had 2 Christmas. Recommend this drink any time after 5:00 pm

Ed wrote on Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:28:

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So, I was such a fan of the Smoked Turkey cocktail, that I took a stab at recreating the recipe, and it tastes darned close! You'll need to order the Luxardo cherries and the Monin smoke syrup online, they are both easy to find:

1.5 oz Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon
1 oz Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon
.5 oz Monin hickory smoke syrup
Odwalla lemonade (or any GOOD quality lemonade, such as Simply Lemonade)
Luxardo gourmet maraschino cherries

Shake the first 3 ingredients and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Fill with the lemonade and top with Grenadine to taste, stir to combine. Garnish with 3 cherries.

Kristen K. wrote on Sat, 02/14/2015 - 12:30:

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That's so cool Ed! Thanks for sharing with us!

Mark V. wrote on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 22:04:

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FYI - I found the Luxardo gourmet maraschino black cherries at Total Wines.

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 03/13/2015 - 17:53:

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Those are fantastic! Nice find Mark :-)

Mousegirl wrote on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:36:

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You can also get Luxardo cherries at Williams-Sonoma.

Chuck wrote on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:16:

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Had a Smoked Turkey at the Kona Cafe today and came looking for the ingredients and recipe.
I ordered the Monin Hickory smoke syrup and Luxardo Maraschino Cherries from Amazon. Looking forward to making this amazing cocktail at home.

Mark Voyles wrote on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 18:24:

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Thanks to everybody for the input on this great cocktail.

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