The summer is upon us; school is out and the “tourist season” is in full swing at the theme parks. Whether you decide to brave the crowds or enjoy a simple staycation, sometimes there’s nothing like the comfort of a cleverly crafted cocktail to make the day better. Many of the nation’s themed destinations already know this and offer a multitude of options, often in magically immersive environments. Inspired by the libations at these works of wonder, mixologists have offered “play at home” versions of these clever cocktails.
In keeping with our quest for finding fun way to best theme park related fun, ITM offers this ‘spirited’ collection of cool cocktails. From the Disney inspired delights to wonderful wizarding wonders we hope you find this list inspirational (and that you please drink responsibly).
First up is a fantasy filled adventure with delicious drinks inspired by the house of mouse. This pixie dusted delights are sure to bring a little magic to your bippity boppity bar at home.
Cocktails by Cody, a Facebook page with several spirited suggestions is a great place to start for adult fans of the Mouse looking for more magical mix of spirits.
These fun fairytale finds are available in the book “Fairy Tale Cocktails,” which is available online for just under $20.
For more adventurous fans, head on over to Disney Food Blog to find an all purpose salute to a long gone libation. Additionally tricks of the tiki-trade, aka Trader Sam’s (and just about any food and drink item found at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort) will want to surf on over to Tiki Man Pages.
From the magic of Disney inspired drinks we turn next to the potent potions inspired by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
First up in this flight of spellbinding spirits is a bright green batch of bubbling Polyjuice Potion. Giving this sherbert based party staple a Harry Potter magical makeover makes it a perfect potion for any gathering of wizards. Plan portions well as ingredients like sherbert, vodka and lemon-lime soda ensure there is no saving this one-time use punch when the party’s over. As advised in the source, cooking with curls, this potion only has the ability to “turn” the user into someone else if too much is consumed.