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.

Lost On Safari
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

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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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!

Disney Distilled Episode #15

Greetings Distillers! We are back with Disney Distilled Episode #15 for your listening and drinking pleasure

For this show, Hosts Mac and Ryan are joined by good friend and fan of the show Chris Dorman- actor, singer, dancer, drinker- the legendary quadruple threat!

Really, though, he’s a man of simple taste, so we’re going with a simple drink, which just so happens to be the rumored preferred beverage of the Mousetro himself, Uncle Walt- the Scotch Mist!

Scotch Mist
The Scotch Mist- Walt’s Favorite!

Ingredients:

2 oz Scotch whisky
crushed ice
1 twist lemon peel
Pour whisky over crushed ice, twist lemon peel to release oils into glass, and drop.

On the news menu this episode are park stories from Animal Kingdom, Disneyland Resort, movie news from the land of Zootopia, a brand new  enchanted Disney Kingdoms comic, and even some exciting non-Disney news from the Orlando area!

We even get to answer a few listener questions! (Which, we love by the way- keep ’em coming!)

As promised in the show, here’s a glimpse of the Enchanted Tiki Room comic from Marvel:

Art by Brian Kessinger – Hat tip to ITM

 

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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One Shots: Haunted Mansion Subscription Box #2

Welcome back, Distillers, to Disney Distilled One-Shots.

Mac and Ryan are with you again to review the 2nd Haunted Mansion Subscription Box with the help of some fine Jameson Whiskey and Pusser’s Rum.

Be sure to check out the first review and also the Ghost Relations Department!

Here are some snapshots of items packed in our second trunk:

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The Ghostly Piano-shaped music box.
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Blueprints for the mansion itself- useful in detecting ghost doors.
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The Kinetiscope used to unlock the correct tune for the music box.
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The 2nd set of Madame Leota’s Tarot Cards.

Are you amongst the lucky few to be assisting the ghosts of the Haunted Mansion? Do you want to know more about our experiences with these possessed items? Let us know in the comments what you think!

Disney Distilled Episode #14 (Part 2)

Greetings Distillers! As promised, here is part 2 of our celebration of World Showcase with our Guest Host (and mixologist) Damien!

Picking up where we left off- it’s straight from China to the African Outpost… wait- that’s not a real pavilion! But that’s not going to stop us from enjoying a special cocktail!

Speaking of cocktails, here are more images and recipes for our second part of our first leg of the World Showcase:

African Flower
African Flower: 2oz Bourbon, .5oz Amaro CioCiaro, .5 oz Crème de Cacao, 2 dashes Orange bitters, 1 twst Orange peel – Combine with ice in mixing glass and stir. Strain into cocktail coupe. Garnish with orange peel or twist

 

Radler - Germany
Radler: Half blonde German lager, Half sparkling lemonade*

 

Negroni - Italy
Negroni: 1 oz Gin, 1 oz sweet vermouth ( we used Carpano antica), 1 oz Campari – Stir with ice in mixing glass strain into rocks glass with ice or up in a cocktail coupe neat. Garnish with orange peel.

 

Golden Dream - The American Adventure
Golden dream 1 oz Galiano, 1 oz cointreau, 1 oz Fresh Orange Juice, .5 oz cream or half and half – Shake all ingredients together with ice. Strain into cocktail coupe.

 

We had a really great time recording this episode- and not just because we were very inebriated! We will definitely be finishing our tour around Epcot’s World Showcase in the near future. Let us know if you have an tips on your favorite international cocktails!

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 #14 (Part 1)

Greetings Distillers! We are back for a special episode of Disney Distilled! So special that we had to split it into two parts. That’s twice the drunken fun for your Disney Dollar!

For Episode #14, we are joined by Guest Host Damien, who is our resident mixologist and fellow Disney enthusiast. He’s in house to not only discuss some Disney news, but to help us celebrate 1/2 of Walt Disney World’s second theme park- Epcot’s World Showcase!

Damien has whipped up some cocktails inspired by the lands of the World Showcase, and boy, they do not disappoint. It’s the Disney Distilled version of Drinking Around The World! Come with us as we explore the showcase of nations, and talk a little Disney news in between drinks.

Speaking of drinks, here are some images and recipes for our first stops around the World Pavillions:

Opening Shot - a morning jolt!
Opening shot: .75 oz coffee liqueur .75 Amaro Luciano – Mix chill and serve

 

Margarita - Mexico
Margarita: 2 oz tequila Blanco 1 oz Fresh lime juice 1 oz cointreau (triple sec) .25 oz simple syrup (optional) – Shake with ice strain into kosher salt rimmed rocks glass with ice

 

Norwegian Wood - Norway
Norwegian Wood: 1 oz aquavit 1 oz applejack ¾ oz sweet vermouth ¼ oz yellow Chartreuse 1 dash Angostura bitters – Combine and stir with ice. Strain into cocktail coupe. Garnish with lemon twist

 

Plum Wine - China
Chinese Plum Wine: Buy wine. Pour. – Enjoy

As you’ll be able to tell from the episode, we were having such a great time, that the show started to go long. The second will be up soon, but in the meantime- enjoy these great recipes!

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 #13

Greetings Distillers! It’s Disney Distilled lucky Episode #13 here for your enjoyment!

This week, your hosts Mac & Ryan are flying solo- but are definitely feeling the love of our featured cocktail the world famous Backscratcher from the Tambu Lounge at Disney’s Polynesian Villiage Resort!

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Baackscratchaa! Baackscratchaa here! (actual backscratcher garnish not seen here)

Ingredients:

1pt Bacardi Superior Rum
1pt Myers’ Original Dark Rum
5pt Passion Fruit juice mix
1pt Jack Daniels topper

Mix Barcadi, Myers’ and passion fruit juice into a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into glass over ice. Top with Jack Daniels. Garnish with pineapple slice and wooden backscratcher.

This time, we’re discussing news from Walt Disney World’s “Awaken Summer” press event, Magic Kingdom early and late entry events, a new way to get tipsy at the Tower of Terror, Disney bringing Marvel to Disney’s California Adventure, and D23 2017.

We even share a conversation about Universal Hollywood’s ultimate Annual Pass.

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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One Shots: Haunted Mansion Subscription Box

Greetings, Foolish Mortals! Welcome to Disney Distilled- One  Shots!

What are One Shots? Well, sometimes, there are things we want to cover that fall outside of our normal show format. So, we bring you these items in the form of short episodes, all while enjoying a shot of our choice!

For this One Shot, we hit the Jack Daniel’s (and Honey Jack) to do an unboxing of the 1st Haunted Mansion Subscription Box from the Ghost Relations Department!

Below are some of the items described in the show:

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Madame Leota’s Tarot Cards, the Bat-Stanchion tuner and Tea Leaf Reading Cup
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The Phantom Radio
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Special Fortune Cards from Esmeralda on Main St. at Disneyland add to the mystery!

We hope you enjoy our initial One Shot! Let us know in the comments what you think!

Disney Distilled Episode #12

Greetings Distillers! We are back again with another booze and news session of Disney Distilled!

Joining us as guest-hosts for this post-St. Patrick’s Day show are podcasters The Nerd Lys! In addition to being hugely into the many worlds of geek culture, Chris and Rachel are big Disney fans- on par with your hosts! The Ly’s are great folk and you should check out their weekly podcast right away!

Our featured cocktail this time is in honor of the Irish holiday- the Celtic Twilight Cocktail from O’Gill’s Pub onboard the Disney Fantasy!

Celtic Twilight Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 & 1/2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
¾ oz Pernod Anise
1 oz Noilly Prat Vermouth
Dash of Angostura bitters

Combine ingredients in glass with ice, stir. Garnish with citrus.

We have a big episode this time, with lots to discuss- from Shanghai Disneyland to the parking lots of Walt Disney World to the sights and sounds of Zootopia!

We even discuss indulging our sweet tooth at Universal Citywalk Orlando!

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 #11

(Since we were traveling for this episode, the audio is a bit on the rough side- our travel equipment is a bit rough around the edges. Thanks for understanding!)

Greetings Distillers! Salutations and welcome back to Disney Distilled!

For Episode #11, we took a road trip to the City By The Bay- San Francisco- and met up with Guest-Host Lee Presson, Disney fanatic and musical maestro of Lee Presson and the Nails!

This episode, we take a trip away from the usual Disney menu and join Lee  to enjoy a refreshing Rye Press (get it?)

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The simple, but delicious Rye Press! Perfect for a getaway weekend!

Ingredients:

Rye Whiskey

Soda Water

Ginger Ale

Combine ingredients in glass with ice, stir. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with cherries.

Lee is a Bay area local who not only digs Disney in a big way, but is also the leader of the popping-est swing band you’ll ever set ears on! A brief sample of their style is featured in this very episode! (A Disney staple, of course!) Be sure to check out their website, and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr to find out where the Nails might be showing up next!

This episode’s news ranges from the California of Walt’s dreams to the future of the original theme park to the far reaches of the Wizarding World!

We even discuss how you can get the scents of Disney in your own home! Wow!

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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The Disney News Podcast With A Twist