Our recent stay at Yacht Club allowed us a few visits to Crew’s Cup where we first spotted the new lounge cocktail menu that has recently emerged. We tweeted menu pics, and well as pics of some of the new cocktails as we tried them. We’re finally getting around to reviewing them on here, though! You can find this menu at lounges and bars around property, so be sure to keep an eye out! Let’s get right into some of the new drinks, starting with the Rye Manhattan.
Matt is a big fan of Manhattans, so having one featured on the new menu definitely caught his eye. The cocktail is comprised of Bulleit Rye Small Batch Bourbon American Whiskey, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, and Angostura Bitters, garnished with Luxardo Gourmet Maraschino Cherries. Matt took a sip and said it was pretty strong but well made. I asked his suggestion as to whether or not I should take a sip, and he said, “Probably not.” He was kind enough to give me one of the maraschinos to try, and I’m glad I didn’t take a sip. The cherry alone was strong and I’m not a big bourbon fan, but I did appreciate the sweetness to help balance it out.
Since the night he enjoyed the Rye Manhattan, he has seen it flipping through the menu since then and made an “Ooh, Rye Manhattan!” comment. I think this one may be a winner for him!
The first drink I tried was the Forever Young. It’s made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Cedilla Acai Liqueur, Muddled Blueberries, Agave Nectar, and fresh Lemon Juice.
The drink did in fact have some blueberry flavor, but it was more in the background to the acai. The vodka was noticeable, but the drink had a subtle sweetness that rounded it out.
While I liked the drink and would order it again, I think there are others I’d choose over it.
I also tried the Scottish Raspberry Lemon Drop, featuring Hendrick’s, Muddled Raspberries, fresh Lemon Juice, and Agave Nectar topped with Wildberry Foam (man, that canned foam is showing up everywhere on property!).
I liked this drink quite a bit better than the Forever Young, perhaps because I really love the tartness of raspberries in mixed drinks. While I don’t mind the Wildberry Foam on drinks like the All-Natural Pomegranate Limeade from Landscape of Flavors at Art of Animation, it was a bit much for such a delicate cocktail.
I do think the flavor of the foam added a little something to the drink, but I think in the future that I will order this drink without the foam at least once to try.
Some of the old favorites are still available, while many new drinks can be found as well.
Here is what you can find for bottled beer around property now:
And Superfruit Sangrias are still available:
Disney is finally appreciating guests who can’t or don’t want to partake in alcoholic concoctions, but want more than water, soda or juice:
These are some of the wines available at Crew’s Cup Lounge. These will change between each lounge and bar you visit, but it gives you an idea on what you can find.
And since we were there, here’s a look at Crew’s Cup Lounge’s overall menu:
If you’re interested in some of the appetizers or entrees (some of which are also found in the Ale and Compass Lounge menu in the Yacht Club’s lobby), you can check out some of our reviews here:
I’ve tried the Pot Braised Mussels and Clams served here at Crew’s Cup, but they were served with Chorizo in a White Wine-Saffron Broth (as they are on a recent Ale and Compass menu), but here they are now said to be served with Tomato-Fennel Broth and Toasted Focaccia. Be sure to verify if you order these to make sure you get the current offering!
Which drinks are you looking forward to trying, and which ones do you miss? Don’t worry – I’m sure they can make your favorite as long as they have the ingredients on hand!