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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!

The Kentucky Mule (ours did not look like these)


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


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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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:

The Ghost Viewer uses the iPhone as a pepper’s ghost effect and the Singing Busts come to “life”.
A side shot of the Ghost Viewer. The effect was fantastic and worked beautifully once put together.
A saucer to go with the mirrored cup sent in Box #1. A ghostly message is written along the border.
A pack of 52 playing cards from Madame Leota’s tarot deck. Each of the images had modified wallpaper icons. Ingenious.
The spirit board. Using the bat stanchion from the first box, you help Madame Leota spell out the secret incantation.
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!

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:

The Ghostly Piano-shaped music box.
Blueprints for the mansion itself- useful in detecting ghost doors.
The Kinetiscope used to unlock the correct tune for the music box.
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!

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:

HM Box 01
Madame Leota’s Tarot Cards, the Bat-Stanchion tuner and Tea Leaf Reading Cup
HM Box 02
The Phantom Radio
HM Box 03
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 #3

Disney Distilled is back with Episode #3 for all your Zip-a-dee Booze-Ah needs!

Our Featured Drink for this episode is: Dad’s Electric Lemonade from Tune-In Lounge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World! (recipe from ACupOfDisney.com)

Dad's Electric Lemonade
Our take on Dad’s Electric Lemonade!

1.5 oz Bacardi rum,
1.5 oz Skyy vodka,
.5 oz blue curacao,
2 oz sweet and sour mix
2 oz Sprite
Garnish with a wedge of lemon

Pour all of the ingredients EXCEPT Sprite into a beverage shaker filled with ice. Shake it up and serve in a high ball glass neat or over ice. Top with the Sprite. Add lemon wedge for garnish.

We cover a lot of ground this time, from women bearing cats to reappearing/disappearing ghosts, to surveys about ticket prices. We even get in some talk about Universal Orlando!

So, serve up your beverage of choice and enjoy the show!

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