Tambu Lounge at the Polynesian resort serves up several tropical cocktails, and we have long been fans of visiting before a trip to Magic Kingdom, taking a mid-day break, or grabbing a drink to watch Wishes from the resort’s beach. We’re no strangers to the Backscratcher, Blue Hawaii and Tropical Macaw, but one cocktail I’ve recently wanted to try that I surprisingly had not was the Lapu Lapu.
The Lapu Lapu features Myer’s Original Dark Rum and Tropical Fruit Juices served in a fresh pineapple topped with Bacardi 151 Rum. Much like we order our Backscratchers without the actual backscratcher, I really didn’t need the drink to served in the shrink-wrapped pineapple. As fun as it is, I was interested in the cocktail, so I requested a regular glass. But even that regular glass is still fun!
Hi friends! Just wanted to post an update to let you know we’re still kicking. I’ve been in Vero Beach all weekend and Matt’s been in DC, so we’re playing hooky at WDW today. We’ll be back on schedule tomorrow! In the meantime, take a break and enjoy a Backscratcher, sans backscratcher, with us!
Happy Fourth of July, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying the holiday weekend! Like any great holiday, it calls for drinks. One of my favorite cocktails at WDW can be found at the Tambu Lounge in the Polynesian Resort: the Backscratcher!
The Backscratcher is a combination of both light and dark rums mixed with passion fruit juice and topped with a floater of Jack Daniels. It is normally served with a bamboo backscratcher in the glass, but we don’t really need it so request the bartender to “hold the backscratcher.” This drink has a serious kick, but is also light and refreshing.
Orange and maraschino cherry garnish
Next time you find yourself at Tambu Lounge, be sure to order one or two of these cocktails. Don’t forget that you can also order it to go in a plastic cup so you can take it to the beach and view Wishes! or the Electrical Water Pageant. Cheers!
We’re huge fans of Tambu Lounge and never need an excuse to swing by. Whether we stop for a Backscratcher (or three) on the way to the Magic Kingdom or unwind after a day at the parks, it has a perfect location and atmosphere, especially once they get the ‘Ohana rush seated!
Tambu Lounge has one of the better evening lounge menus available (Come on, Outer Rim. Salted peanuts?!). We often find ourselves ordering our standbys, the Crisp Breads and Dips and the Honey Ginger Chicken Wings.
Crisp Breads and Dips
Honey Ginger Chicken Wings
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