Saturday, January 11, 2014

Make Your Own Vintage Disney Cocktails | Monorail Yellow

Growing up Disney meant that I watched the adults head off on their "Monorail Tour" many a time wish, longing to go with them. For you new readers, the adults in our travel party always took one night and did a traditional tour of the bars on the monorail: The Tambu Lounge at the Polynesian, and The Top Of The World at the Contemporary (neither of which exist as such anymore). Disney in the 70's was a simpler place! And I remember the first year I was able to go with the adults! It was better than turning 21 (at that time, you could be 18 and get into bars in Florida). I knew I had arrived!

One of the signature drinks back then was the Monorail Yellow. You can still find bar tenders who know how to make it, and it's worth asking. I LOVE this drink. It's rum based and definitely tropical in flavor. And this is when it pays to have a vintage cookbook - we have the recipe! At our latest get together with our former traveling buddies, we busted out the pitcher of Monorail Yellows to great cheers. We just can't help ourselves!

And just for you, dear readers, I have included the recipe here. Enjoy it! Until next time, may all your days be filled with fairy dust!

Monorail Yellow Cocktail

1.5 oz Rum
3 oz Orange Juice (We have also used an Orange Banana Juice)
2.5 oz Pineapple Juice
.75 oz Coconut Cream
3/4 C Crushed Ice
Maraschino Cherry

Combine rum, oj, pineapple juice, coconut cream and ice in blender. Blend thoroughly until there are no ice chunks. Pour into tall glasses and garnish with maraschino cherry.

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