Disney World is renowned for its ability to offer a great experience to all age groups. Classic establishments, like the Enchanted Rose Lounge, and newer experiences, such as Oga’s Cantina, offer delicious cocktail and mocktail options for those looking to enjoy their time or just beat the Orlando heat.
No idea what to get? Relax. We have compiled a list of our favorite drinks from the Enchanted Rose Lounge and Oga’s Catina.
1. Island Rose
First off is the “Island Rose” from the Enchanted Rose Lounge at the Grand Floridian Hotel. It comes with a huge pineapple slice at the top. That is not a wimpy thin slice; it is thick, begging to be eaten.
As for the body, it is made from Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose, rose water, a good squeeze of lime, some bitters and a dash of Ogreat, which is an almond-flavored syrup.
The almond flavor took me by surprise. I was not sure it would go with the tropical flavor they were going for. However, this is Disney. Obviously, it was quite exquisite!
The Enchanted Rose is meant for those who are trying to make the most of their experience. Often, a reservation is needed, and you will have to travel all the way to the Grand Floridian.
I went through a few sections of the bar, and I tried the Island Rose in the woodland-themed area. I highly recommend checking out each area––the designers went all out.
2. Lavender Fog
This one is my personal favorite. They start with Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin mixed with Winter Crème de Violette, breakfast tea, vanilla and cream.
Then that is shaken up until it forms a nice layer of foam. It is poured directly into a coupe glass and garnished with a faux lavender sprig.
I saw a flock of park-goers enjoying this one at the lounge’s main attraction. With its incredible wavy style chandelier, the surround bar grabs everyone’s attention when they enter the lounge.
3. The B&B
The B&B is one of the Enchanted Rose’s nonalcoholic drinks. It is a mixture of iced tea, lemon, blueberry syrup and basil. It is also garnished with basil as a friendly reminder.
The basil flavor is quite pronounced. Basil pairs nicely with blueberry, which adds a layer of depth to the flavor experience.
4. Hyper Drive
The Hyper Drive is a mixed drink from Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: yet another virgin beverage, but, hey, this is Disney World. I’m actually quite fond of them holding back the alcoholic selection. They maintain that family-friendly environment while providing a variety of inclusive specialty beverages.
Hyper Drive sounds like a concoction you’d make as a kid, both in name and ingredients. It’s a mixture of Powerade Mountain Berry Blast, Cranberry Juice, Black Cherry Purée and Sprite. Oh lord, what a sugar overload!
The defining feature is the gradation between the Powerade and the cranberry juice/black cherry mixture. It undoubtedly looks like a drink from space.
At Oga’s Cantina, they make their drinks from a contraption designed to store chemicals. The bubbles add a realistic flair creating a futuristic space station atmosphere.
Oga’s Cantina is located near the entrance to the main ride at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge making the bar a convenient walk. There’s a sliding door entrance, and you can get your drinks pretty quickly after ordering. I’d recommend this location for those trying to get out of the hot Florida sun for a bit.
5. Fuzzy Tauntaun
When I received the Fuzzy Tauntaun, I was slightly disappointed since it did not live up to the images online: the glass was different and the foam didn’t tower over the glass. Nevertheless, the mixture tickled my tongue, providing a slightly bitter taste with pleasantly sweet overtones.
The Fuzzy Tauntaun is a mixture of peach vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and “Buzz Button Tingling” foam. I love a peach fizz, so this was right up my alley. The force is strong with the foam; I indeed felt a tingling sensation.
Well, these were my favorites from my trip down to Disney World. If you find yourself near any of these locations, definitely give them a try. Hope you enjoy!