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!

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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!

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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!

Backscratcher
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.

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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
HM Box 02
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!

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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?)

Rye Press
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!

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Disney Distilled Episode #10

Hello, lovers! Episode #10 of the Disney Distilled Podcast is for you!

In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day, we’re joined by guest-host Dave Tavers, owner and founder of MouseMingle.com– the internet’s ONLY Disney-themed dating site!

For this episode, in honor of our guest, we indulge in a non-alcoholic drink, the Flying Yak from the new Thirsty River Bar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

The Flying Yak is one of a few non-alcoholic drinks you can purchase at the Thirsty River Bar!

Ingredients:
Mango Puree
Pineapple Juice
Coconut Water

Directions:
Combine ingredients with Ice into a blender. Blend until smooth.
(for additional kick, add booze of your choice!)

Dave joins us to talk a bit about MouseMingle.com, and the reasoning behind a Disney related dating website- and to discuss some behind-the-scenes info about Disney!

Our news this week takes us from the wilds of Disneyland’s Frontierland, to the bustling streets of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, to the far east of Shanghai Disneyland!

We even sneak in some Universal Hollywood news!

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 #9

Welcome back, Distillers! It’s Episode #9 of the Disney Distilled Podcast!

Our first episode of 2016, and from our brief end-of-year hiatus has us enjoying a Saratoga Cocktail from Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort in Walt Disney World!

saratoga
The Saratoga Cocktail is famous the world over- not just the Disney World!

Ingredients:
1 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 oz E&J Brandy
1 oz sweet vermouth

Directions:
Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.
Stir well.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

For the new year, we’re catching up on the past 2 months of news from all over the world of Disney, and many other non-mouse related stories!

We go from world-wide parks news to movies, and even to the world of internet dating!

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Disney Distilled Episode #8

Greetings and Salutations, Distillers! Welcome to Episode #8 of the Disney Distilled Podcast!

Our Spooky Halloween themed drink for this episode is titled: The Death Certificate from Facebook.com/CircleOfVillians!

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Ingredients:
1 oz Gin
1 oz Midori
1 oz white cranberry juice
Garnish: purple sugar, gummy worm, marshmallow ghost

Directions:
Rim glass with sugar, combine ingredients into shaker with ice & pour into martini glass. Garnish with gummy worm & marshmallow ghost

This time, we are joined by our guest (g)host, Miss Chrissy Lynn– special effects make-up and hair stylist supreme! She joins us just in time for some spooky reviews of local Southern California theme park Haunts- including Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland!

We also have news from Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and even Cedar Fair’s Great America!

Lastly, we start our recurring segment of Dining Distilled- reviews of Disney restaurants, beginning with Sci-Fi Dine-In at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

So come and join us for some hauntingly fun times!

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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