Drinking in Tokyo DisneySea with TDRExplorer
I used to drink a lot when I was living in Singapore, but ever since Little Mahina was born, I only drink on special occasions. Recently TDRExplorer and I headed to Tokyo DisneySea to sample some of its alcoholic beverages. Prior to this meeting, I've only met TDRExplorer once and that was a group meetup. This time, it was just him and me. An explorer, a rat, the romance of DisneySea and alcohol. This could get dangerous! This definitely equates to me definition of "special occasion". Pop them bottles Mickey! The boys are back in town!
1) Beer Cocktail (Pineapple) from Barnacle Bill's
TDRExplorer and I met up at 9am on a Saturday morning at the gates of Tokyo DisneySea and off we went. No Fastpasses, no attractions, no character meetings. None of that. First stop, Barnacle Bill's. We got ourselves a Beer Cocktail (Pineapple) to kick-start our systems and it did just that. For those of you who don't like beer, don't stress out. The Beer Cocktail (Pineapple) had minimal beer flavor to it. It was sweet and refreshing, similar to a fruit cider. However, when it became a little warm, it developed quite a nasty aftertaste. Finish it while it's cold!
2) Frozen Citrus Cocktail from Zambini Brothers' Ristorante
Next, we backtracked to Mediterranean Harbor to get ourselves a cup of Frozen Citrus Cocktail. If you ever visit DisneySea on a hot day, this drink will definitely cool you down. It contained blue daquiri, lemon juice and was topped with little shaves of ice. Made me feel like I was on the beach, back home in tropical Singapore. Add this to your list if you are visiting Tokyo DisneySea this summer!
3) Singapore Sling from Teddy Roosevelt's Lounge
At this point, we were both getting a little hungry and decided to visit Teddy Roosevelt's Lounge for lunch. I got myself the Pastrami Sandwich and a Singapore Sling. You should have seen how excited I got when I saw this on their drink list. This was the most expensive drink (1,130 yen) that I've ever had in Tokyo DisneySea and it was also one of the strongest. Not quite as tasty as the original Singapore Sling that you can find in its birthplace, Raffles Hotel, but it still hit the spot. This slingy Singaporean approves!
4) Kirin Ichiban Frozen Draft from Charlie's Special
Kirin Ichiban "Frozen" Draft is sold in a few locations in the park, but we got ours at Charlie's Special which is next to Restaurant Sakura. It's basically beer with frozen foam. That frozen foam keeps the beer cold for quite a while, so this helps a lot when it's hot out. We walked to our next location with the Kirin Ichiban "Frozen" Draft in our hands, while slowly sipping on it, and it was still cold when we got there!
5) Tres Frutas Cocktail Set from Miguel's El Dorado Cantina
Once we got to our destination, Miguel's El Dorado Cantina, we finished up our Kirin Ichiban "Frozen" draft, tossed our empty plastic cups into the bin and got ourselves some tequila cocktails. I really enjoyed all the other alcoholic beverages on this list, but the Tres Frutas Cocktail Set was not to my liking. The lime cocktail was good, but the mixed berry and mango were horrid. In my opinion, tequila should only be drank straight or paired with something citrusy. Anything else will leave your mouth with a foul aftertaste that's tough to get rid off. I'm never gonna spend my money on this again! Never!
6) Kiwi Mojito from Yucatan Base Camp Grill
From the worst alcoholic beverage on this list to the best. The Kiwi Mojito from Yucatan Base Camp Grill did more than wash off that atrocious aftertaste left behind by the Tres Frutas Cocktail Set. It refreshed the hell outta me on this scorching day. This was the lightest drink on this list. Refreshing, fruity and super delicious. If you would like to get just a teeny itsy bit of alcohol in your system, this should do the trick. Hands down, the best drink on this list!
7) The Godfather from Magellan's Lounge
After finishing the refreshingly delicious Kiwi Mojito, we walked over to our final destination, Magellan's Lounge. In Magellan's Lounge, I looked at the drink list and knew that I had to go with the Godfather. I've heard some people say that the alcoholic beverages served up in Tokyo DisneySea contain very little alcohol. Clearly, they haven't tried the Godfather. This ain't something to play "Bo ta bo lampah" with. "Bo ta bo lampah" is Hokkien by the way, and it literally means, "If you don't finish your drink in one gulp, you have no testicles." Please don't do that. If you're a lady, you have no testicles to start off with and if you're a man, no one is questioning your manhood. Alcohol destroys your balls, anyways! The Godfather is straight, hard liquor! Half Scotch whisky and half amaretto. This is by far THE strongest drink that I've ever had in Tokyo DisneySea.
After being done with the Godfather, it was time to end this date. We said our goodbyes and parted ways. 7 drinks, 5 hours, an explorer and a semi-drunk rat. This was definitely a trip to DisneySea that I will always remember, or at least parts of it.