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The Best Of The Best! Top 5 Beverages At Disney Springs

Disney Springs is the ultimate place to relax and unwind while enjoying a Walt Disney World vacation. The popular entertainment destination boasts countless shopping options for guests to find the perfect items to bring home as well as a wide array of dining and entertainment locations that include everything from signature experiences to grab and go snacks. A great way that guests love to enjoy time in Disney Springs is by stopping by dining and lounge locations to indulge in some delicious specialty beverages that are unique to their locations and cannot be found elsewhere on property. In addition to amazing flavors and ingredients, these specialty beverages pair perfectly with the unique ambiance and relaxing vibe of Disney Springs, making them a great way to spend time. Here are the best five beverages that guests can indulge in while enjoying all that Disney Springs has to offer!


1. Cool Headed Monkey – Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

A popular lounge location that guests love to enjoy while in Disney Springs is inspired by a small character from one of the most famous film franchises in history. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is owned and operated by Jock who piloted a small aircraft for Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Sticking with the 1940’s theme from the film, Jock’s hangout slowly expanded over the years to welcome in visitors and is filled with interesting and unique items, many of which pay homage to the famous films. Guests who stop by Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar can enjoy small bites, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails, many of which feature names that cheekily refer to the Indiana Jones films. A great specialty beverage for guests to try is the Cool Headed Monkey which features Starr African Rum, Van Der Hum Tangerine Liqueur, lime juice, watermelon, and pineapple juice creating the perfect tropical sip served in a souvenir cup that helps it earn its unique name.

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2. Lemon Drop Martini – The Boathouse

Another great location to enjoy for food and beverages is The Boathouse in The Landing area of Disney Springs. Boasting outstanding views of the waterfront, guests adore the nautical theming and extensive menu of land and sea favorites. In addition to the famous Amphicars gently floating by and delicious cuisine, The Boathouse also features outdoor and bar seating for guests who are interested in simply stopping by for a specialty beverage and beautiful views. In addition to wine and beer, The Boathouse has a small but delicious menu of specialty cocktails including one option that is both sweet and sour, much like the waterfront depending on the weather. The Lemon Drop Martini combines Stoli Citrus, Deep Eddy Vodka, Cointreau, lemon, sweet and sour, rock candy, and a fun swizzle stick to make for the perfect cocktail to sip on while enjoying the beautiful atmosphere and waterfront of Disney Springs.

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3. Time Turner – The Edison

One of the most unique and entertaining locations in all of Walt Disney World invites guests to step back in time and enjoy a wide array of live entertainment and performances in a highly themed location. The Edison is situated in The Landing area of Disney Springs and is housed in what story tells was once a 1920s electric company, complete with industrial touches and steampunk details. Depending on the day, guests who visit The Edison will be seated throughout themed rooms such as the Telegraph Lounge, Radio Room, and Tesla Lounge and might encounter live entertainment including music, contortionists, dancers, and more. Open for lunch and dinner each day, the menu at The Edison features classics that guests enjoy, but the unique cocktails are the true stars. Guests will absolutely love sitting back and sipping on inventive creations including the Time Turner which features Cruzan Light Rum, Campari lime juice, pineapple juice, and orgeat. 

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4. Sweet Tea Shine – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

The Landing in Disney Springs is also home to a popular full service dining location that often is fully booked with reservations of hungry guests. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ is run by the famous chef and invites guests to kick back and relax while enjoying southern classics infused with the fresh flavors and ingredients of Florida. While fried chicken and similar items are menu favorites, the specialty beverages are also beloved at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ as they use unique flavors and combinations that pack a punch for guests to indulge in. Guests who snag a spot at the bar or outdoor patio at the location can enjoy sipping on the Sweet Tea Shine, a combination of classic sweet tea and fresh-squeezed lemon spiked with moonshine. Guests are sure to love sipping on the Sweet Tea Shine and Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ will even sell their beverages to go so that guests can enjoy them while exploring all of Disney Springs!

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5. Castaway Old Cuban – Jaleo by Jose Andres

One of the newest restaurants in Disney Springs is Jaleo by Jose Andres which is located in the West Side area. Inspired by its sister restaurant in Washington, DC, the full service restaurant serves up the traditional flavors of Spain including tapas, paellas, and an extensive menu of Spanish wines. Featuring a vibrant interior with modern touches and bright reds and yellows, guests will absolutely feel transported to Spain through the cuisine and wines, but they should also be sure to leave some room for a specialty cocktail that is delicious. The Castaway Old Cuban features a unique combination of pineapple rum, lime, sherry vinegar, Cava, and mint which forms a fruity and fresh beverage that cannot be missed in Disney Springs!

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About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.