Pirate Captain, Jack Sparrow is known for his love of rum. It's one of the things that the two of us have in common, and maybe you do too! In his honor I thought that I would gather together a few of the most popular Rum Drinks that you can try on your next Walt Disney World Vacation.
Take a Poolside Plunge with this refreshingly tart cocktail made from Bacardi Black Razz Rum, Odwalla Lemonade, Sprite and Grenadine. You can find this treat on the standard 2013 Disney Pool Bar Menu so it's readily available across property. Be careful though, this thirst quenching cocktail can sneak up and pack a punch.
The Turtle Crawl is an elusive sweet concoction made with both coconut and spiced rum. It starts out tangy with notes of tropical fruit, but as you continue to drink the complexity increases with each sip as the spice notes slowly come forward and build on your palate. This Disney original can only be fund at the Old Key West Resort's Gurgling Suitcase Bar.
Dad's Electric Lemonade is a fan favorite from the Tune in Lounge at Disney Hollywood Studios! This electric blue cocktail glows with the flavor of Bacardi Rum, Skyy Vodka, blue curacao, sweet & sour and sprite. When you're finished you'll find a one of Dad's experimental twinkling glow cube to take home as a souvenir!
A little bit of fruity tropical bliss can be found beneath the tropical canopy at both the Yak & Yeti and Anandupur Quality Beverages. The Yak Attack is made with Bacardi Light Rum and mango daiquiri swirled with wildberry red flavoring to create a delicious summery delight. This slushie frozen cocktail is a must do on my drink list every time I head to Disney's Animal Kingdom.
The Polynesian Resort's Tambu Lounge is home to more than one iconic tropical cocktail made with rum. However if you ask 4 out of 5 Disney fans will probably tell you that when you're there you must order a Lapu Lapu. This popular, classic Disney drink is made with Light Rum, Dark Rum, Orange Juice and Sweet & Sour. It packs a punch and is not for the faint of heart, but I'm a sucker for a drink in a pineapple.
So, my dear Captain Jack. Why is the rum always gone? Because the mixologists at Walt Disney World are making it oh so tasty to imbibe. From the strong and straight forward Lapu Lapu to the tart and refreshing Poolside Plunge Disney guests are sharing your passion for rum rations.
Thanks so much to the Disney Food Blog for the exclusive use of it's Electric Lemonade picture. Do you have a favorite rum based drink at Disney? Why not leave a comment and share it below!