One of my favorite things about the Holiday season at Disneyland is the special food and drinks they offer. My #1 favorite is the Peppermint Ice Cream and Candy Cane Waffle Cone at Gibson Girl, but that’s not what this post is about (it’s just what I’m thinking about 95.4% of the day).
This post is about my new favorite place at the Resort – Trader Sam’s at the Disneyland Hotel! Trader Sam’s is a Jungle Cruise themed tiki bar that just opened a few months ago as part of the massive Disneyland Hotel remodel. They have great drinks and great snacks!
A couple weeks ago I went with some friends to check out their holiday offerings – the Red Nosed Zebra and the Mele Kaliki-Mocha. The Red Nosed Zebra is a rum + strawberry drink and the Mele Kaliki-Mocha is a Kahlua + coffee drink. They both sounded really good and I would have loved to have tried both, but I went with the Red Nosed Zebra, and I’m glad I did! It was SUPER YUMMY. THE YUMMIEST.
AND THE CUTEST. OMG, DO YOU SEE???? It’s a reindeer! (You see, there are no reindeer on the Jungle Cruise, so they named it after the zebra … it took me a while to figure that one out, so I thought I would share in case any of my readers are slow, like me [which means I love you even more]).
And now, as of today, the recipes for both drinks are available on the Disney Parks Blog! Happy Holidays!
|Photo from the Disney Parks Blog|
Makes 1 cocktail
Recipe from the Disney Parks Blog
1.5 ounces Bacardi 8 rum
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce agave nectar
1 ounce strawberry purée
Crushed ice, 3 cranberries, 2 mint sprigs, for garnish
- Add all ingredients in a Boston Shaker (except garnish), fill half full with ice, and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
- Strain into a margarita glass filled with ice. Garnish with a mound of crushed ice, cranberries, and mint sprigs to look like 2 green antlers, cranberries for eyes and nose.
- SQUEEEE at the cuteness. (Okay, I added this last step – Ed.)