DIY Disney Drinkin’: Trader Sam’s Favorites

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Disney drink recipes Trader Sam's

If you’re a grown-up Disniac like us and have had the chance to visit the parks a few times, there’s a good chance you have a story involving Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. Featuring locations at both Disneyland and Disney World, the friendly-enough trader who greets every Jungle Cruise passenger with his top hat and collection of shrunken heads opened up one of the best bars in all of Disney. And it serves very delicious and very strong drinks.

Several of us at Inside the Magic, especially this writer, are missing our favorite spot and we’re sure you all are too. So, we dug up a few videos that teach you how to make some of your favorite Trader Sam’s drinks at home!

Check them out:

“Shipwreck on the Rocks”


  • 4 Lemon wedges
  • 3 Mint leaves
  • Muddle
  • 2oz Bourbon
  • 0.5oz Agave syrup
  • Shake with ice
  • Serve with mint

“Krakatoa Punch”


  • 1oz dark rum
  • 1oz spiced rum
  • 3oz Gorilla Grog
  • 0.5oz almond syrup
  • 0.25oz grenadine
  • Shake with ice

Now is the perfect time to just sit back, enjoy a few Disney drinks and think of the happiest things. After all, it’s the same as having wings (both things if you do it right), and we hope you can find that state of relaxation.

If Trader Sam’s is not your typical spot, we’ve also worked to create a list of drinks from Disneyland’s Carthay Circle and The Cove at Disney California Adventure for you.

Learn More: DIY Disney Drinkin’: 3 Popular Drink Recipes From California Adventure Cove Bar

Get Back to the Grotto

But as we enjoy these drinks, remember that it is never too early to begin planning your next trip to Trader Sam’s and the rest of Disneyland or Walt Disney World. That’s why our friends at Academy Travel are always standing by ready to help you plan your next Disney vacation. Backed with years of experience, they know what it takes to get you the best possible trip for your budget. Click here to learn more and receive your free, no-obligation quote today!

Have you ever been to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto? What was your favorite drink there? Let us know in the comments!

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