When you think about spending a day drinking and eating at Walt Disney World Resort, your mind probably goes toward a day at all of the best restaurants at Epcot. But this May and June, Disney Springs is highlighting all of its fine restaurants with a brand new bourbon trail.
According to Disney Parks Blog, the “all-new bourbon-inspired experience” winds its way through 18 restaurants at Disney Springs, including guest favorites like The Boathouse, Bongos Cuban Café, and D-Luxe Burger. Even newcomers like The Edison, Enzo’s Hideaway, and The Polite Pig are getting in on the action.
So, what will you find on the Disney Springs bourbon trail? Well, bourbon of course! The menus not only include different bourbons and bourbon cocktails but food pairings as well. Highlights include: the Coffee Old Fashioned (Woodford Reserve bourbon, Kahlua Coffee liqueur, Joffrey’s Cold brew coffee, vanilla syrup, and aromatic bitters served with a coffee ganache square) and Snakebite Sliders (three gourmet beef sliders with tomato-bacon jam, house-made pickles, shredded lettuce and cheese) at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar; Paddlefish’s Southern Sangria (Medley Bros. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, peach liqueur, tempranillo, and seasonal fruit with warm notes of caramel, oak, and spices, creamy vanilla, milk chocolate, and caramelized sugar) and pork chop with house-made apple sauce and fresh green beans; and a Basil Hayden Mint Julep and the Famous Thigh High Chicken Biscuits (three biscuits topped with fried chicken thighs and drizzled with hot honey) at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’.
Other participating restaurants are the House of Blues, Splitsville, YeSake, Planet Hollywood, STK Orlando, Paradiso 37, The Ganachery, Raglan Road, Paddlefish, and Frontera Cocina. If you can’t keep track of them all, don’t worry! There’s a handy map and passport that guests can pick up at the Disney Springs Welcome Center.
If you want to drink your way around Disney Springs (responsibly, of course), you’ll have to jet down to Orlando soon. The bourbon trail runs from now until June 17. And we don’t know about you, but we think this sounds like an amazing way to spend a day at Walt Disney World without a park ticket.