Saturday, March 1, 2014

Retro Disney Cocktails: Remember When?

Thanks to an urgent conversation on Twitter with @Drunkdisneypod (Drunk on Disney) and @EatingWDW about needing recipes for the boozy goodness of classic Disney cocktails, I stumbled upon a few great ones.  We were looking for the Monorail (Pink, Red, Yellow, Purple) recipes that were once served in the old Top of the World Lounge, now California Grill.

Cooking with Mickey Around Our World

Here is the hard to find Monorail Pink, from Cooking with Mickey Around Our World copywrite 1987. 
1 1/4 oz. gin
1 1/4 oz. pineapple juice
1 1/4 oz. orange juice
1 oz. grenadine syrup
1/2 oz lemon bar mix
1 1/2 oz heavy cream
3/4 cup crushed ice
orange slices
Maraschino cherry
Jumbo straw

Blend for 2 seconds! Serve with straw.

Monorail Pink

While looking through the book, I also saw the beloved Lapu Lapu from the Polynesian Resort.  It is a vacation drink!  A big pineapple and an umbrella. To my absolute horror, the classic version of the Lapu Lapu has NO ALCOHOL!  
It is a mix of orange juice, pineapple juice, apricot nectar, sour mix, and simple syrup!

Lapu Lapu

 Some other classic cocktails that made me feel a bit nostalgic include: 

Mark Twain Cocktail
from the Empress Lilly (now Fulton's Crab House) in the Walt Disney World Shopping Village (now Downtown Disney)
2 oz brandy
1/2 oz. green creme de menthe
1/2 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz lemon bar mix
1 1/4 oz orange juice
superfine bar sugar
4 oz crushed ice
fresh mint sprig
Mix liquids. Rim glass with sugar. Add ice and brandy mix  Garnish with mint.

Mark Twain Cocktail

Banana Bogey
from Garden Gallery in The Disney Inn (now Shades of Green)
8 oz. crushed ice
2 oz light rum
1 oz creme de banana
1/2 peeled banana, sliced
1/2 oz rock candy syrup
Blend. Serve with straw.

Banana Bogey

I hope you all enjoyed this walk down memory lane.  Thank you to my new Twitter friends for such a fun flashback on a Saturday night!  I think my next holiday party may feature a few of these treats.

The Cooking with Mickey cookbook (1987) is available on

...May Your Tiara Always Sparkle!



  1. Wow!!! Delicious!! I'm sure these would go down easy!