Disney Distilled Episode #24

Greetings Distillers! From the dog days of summer, Episode #24 of Disney Distilled brings you Disney booze and news that you can use!

The Dill Gin & Tonic, served here in a very non-traditional way, can be found on the menu at the Carthay Circle Lounge!

This episode, we head back to Disney California Adventure- to the Carthay Circle Lounge for a Dill Gin & Tonic!

Ingredients:

2 oz. gin
1⁄2 oz. pickle brine
3 oz. tonic
Dill frond, for garnish
Lemon twist, for garnish

Directions:

Combine 2 oz. gin and ½ oz. pickle brine in a rocks glass over 1 large ice cube; top with 3 oz. tonic. Garnish with dill frond, and lemon twist.

Since we are a bit behind on Disney news- we’re choosing to use this episode to cover the D23 Disney Parks and Resorts panel announcements and then discuss the heated subject of the changes being made to the Pirates of the Caribbean Auction Scene.

We also get to some listener questions!

Want to share a Disney-related drink recipe with us? Have some comments about this episode? Have a kind word to spread? Then leave a comment below!

And- as promised, here’s a photo of everybody’s favorite first-time pilot, Captain Rex!

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Disney Distilled Episode #23

Greetings Distillers! Your hosts Mac & Ryan are back from a long hiatus with a brand new episode of Disney Distilled!

Shark Attack from Universal Orlando! (original photo: Touring Plans)

Our featured drink this time has us leaving Disney property for a trip to Universal Studios Florida for a Shark Attack!

Ingredients:

1&½ oz Malibu coconut rum
½ oz blue curacao
½ oz pineapple juice
dash of grenadine
Sprite

Directions:

Mix Malibu, Curacao and pinapple juice with ice and shake. Pour into a collins glass, add a dash of grenadine and top with Sprite.

This episode, we have news from Pandora, the world of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, new and exciting developments in the construction for Star Wars land, and even some interesting developments for possible new attractions at Universal Studios!

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Disney Distilled Episode #22

Greetings Distillers! Disney Distilled is back with another episode, guest-hosted by our friends Justin Zagri and Liana Minassian! Justin is a writer/director and his better half Liana is a writer/producer/photgrapher, both making great projects in Hollywood(check out Severus Snape & the Mauraders)!

Our featured drink for this episode is the famous Lapu Lapu served at the Tambu Lounge at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World!

Ingredients:

2pt Myers Dark Rum
2pt Pineapple Juice
3pt Orange Juice
1pt Sweet and Sour
1pt floater of 151

Directions:

Mix rum, juice and sweet & sour. Pour into hollowed out pineapple with ice. Top with 151. Enjoy!

This episode, we’re discussing news from ticket Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and more.

There’s even some discussion on the state of theme parks and Disney’s future endeavors.

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Disney Distilled Episode #21

Greetings Distillers! It’s our first new show of 2017 and it’s a doozy!

Our featured drink for this episode is from Cocktails By Cody– the Burly & Brawny!

Ingredients:

2oz Whiskey
1oz Amaretto
4oz Cherry Soda

Directions:

Pour into rocks glass over ice and garnish with 2 cherries.

This episode, we’re discussing Disney news from all over- Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios Orlando!

Plus, we discuss aspects of our recent Orlando trip in a segment Ryan is calling “The Good, The Bad, and The Tipsy”! (it’s a working title).

Want to share a Disney-related drink recipe with us? Have some comments about this episode? Have a kind word to spread? Then leave a comment below!

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Disney Distilled Episode #19

Greetings Distillers! Your hosts Mac & Ryan have finally returned after a grueling October to once again combine booze and Disney news for your listening pleasure.

Our featured drink celebrates the creepy motif of Halloween- This Chilling Challenge from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar! Be warned however, the recipe we have may not be 100% accurate, as the drink came and went very quickly!

This Chilling Challenge was served in this limited edition Hitchhiking Ghosts tiki mug.

Ingredients:

Smith & Cross Rum
1oz Pineapple juice
1/2oz Lime Juice
1/4oz Honey syrup
1/4oz Ginger syrup
2 dashes Bitters
1 eyedropper Perond

Directions:

Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice and shake. Pour into cocktail glass with ice.

For this episode we cover some news from Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, some interesting stuff happening at Sea World Orlando, Knott’s Berry Farm in California, and some entertaining news about everyone’s favorite rugrats, the Muppet Babies!

Our main topic delves back into the world of Los Angeles based Halloween Haunts at Knott’s Scary Farm and Universal Studios Hollywood.

Want to share a Disney-related drink recipe with us? Have some comments about this episode? Have a kind word to spread? Then leave a comment below!

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Disney Distilled Episode #18

Greetings Distillers! We are back with more Disney Distilled- news and booze for you to choose. Mac & Ryan are joined by Guest Host Brian Miller, artist and Sith Propagandist. Brian does a lot of color work for Marvel Comics, and some great images for Star Wars, amongst other properties. You can probably find him at your local comic convention!

For our featured cocktail this episode is the Kentucky Mule from Disney California Adventure’s The Cove Bar!

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The Kentucky Mule (ours did not look like these)

Ingredients:

2 oz bourbon (we used Maker’s Mark)
.5 oz Fresh lime juice
Ginger beer
Ice

Directions:

Add the bourbon and lime juice to a Moscow Mule mug or a highball glass. Fill the mug or glass with ice and top with ginger beer.

Our news from around Disney’s world has us going from AP celebrations and haunted tiki mugs at the Disneyland Resort to Sorcerer Supremes and toddler security at Walt Disney World and straight to your local theater for trailers and movies!

We even get in some more listener questions from #AskTheDistillery! Thanks again for making the show great!

Want to share a Disney-related drink recipe with us? Have some comments about this episode? Have a kind word to spread? Then leave a comment below!

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Disney Distilled Episode #17

Greetings Distillers! Disney Distilled is back with more news and booze from around the world- and more Listener Questions from #AskTheDistillery.

We’re excited by our featured drink this time- an inspired cocktail anticipating the 45th Anniversary of Walt Disney World- the Sapphire Collins!

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Ingredients:

2oz Bombay Sapphire Gin, Juice of 1/2 lemon, 2oz soda water, 2tsp sugar, lemon wedge, ice.

Add lemon juice and sugar to a tall glass & stir until sugar is dissolved. Add gin and then fill glass with ice and stir. Top with soda water and stir once more. Garnish with lemon wedge. (Sapphire glow cubes optional!)

Lots of news to discuss, with goings on at Disney California Adventure, Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, the Contemporary Resort, the long-abandoned River Country, and Star Wars land rumors- there’s even some Universal news to banter about.

Finally, we jump into some more Listener Questions- which we really appreciate. Thanks to all who reached out!

Want to share a Disney-related drink recipe with us? Have some comments about this episode? Have a kind word to spread? Then leave a comment below!

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Disney Distilled Episode #16

Greetings Distillers! The Disney Distilled Podcast is back for your listening (and drinking) pleasure.

Mac & Ryan are with you once again to drink their way through some Disney News and some great Listener Questions!

To get us through this episode, we turn to the Lost On Safari- a specialty drink from Animal Kingdom’s Yak & Yeti Restaurant Bar.

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Lost On Safari

Ingredients:

1 part Captain Morgan Spiced rum, 1 part Bacardi rum, 4 parts  Pangani Punch (3 parts Dole Pineapple Orange Strawberry juice and 1 part cranberry juice)

Add Captain Morgan, Bacardi and Pangani Punch to a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into glass.

We have a lot of news to cover to make up for lost time, so it’s a whirlwind tour of Disneyland, California Adventure, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs, and Epcot- all before coming back to Universal Studios and the Pacific Northwest (for some #CipherHunt!

We received quite a few listener questions this time around, and we appreciate everybody’s involvement. Keep them coming! #AskTheDistillery

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Haunted Mansion Subscription Box #3 – Disney Distilled One Shots

Greetings Distillers! It’s another Disney Distilled One-Shot.

Our final Ghost Post arrived in June, and here we are with another One-Shot for you! Enjoy our review of the 3rd Haunted Mansion Subscription Box with a drink of your own. (we chose whiskey and blackberry brandy)

During this session, we also learned we would be getting a special “thank you” parcel from the ghosts of the Haunted Mansion. We can’t wait to see what it is.

If you haven’t, be sure to listen to the first and second reviews also check out the Ghost Relations Department!

Here are some photos of ghostly pieces that came in our final parcel:

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The Ghost Viewer uses the iPhone as a pepper’s ghost effect and the Singing Busts come to “life”.
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A side shot of the Ghost Viewer. The effect was fantastic and worked beautifully once put together.
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A saucer to go with the mirrored cup sent in Box #1. A ghostly message is written along the border.
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A pack of 52 playing cards from Madame Leota’s tarot deck. Each of the images had modified wallpaper icons. Ingenious.
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The spirit board. Using the bat stanchion from the first box, you help Madame Leota spell out the secret incantation.
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While this item didn’t quite work as intended, it is a prime example of rudimentary animation, in fine Disney tradition.

Did you subscribe to the Haunted Mansion box? Interested in hearing more about our experience? Let us know in the comments what you think!

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