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Where to Find Boozy Brunch Bevies at Walt Disney World

You don’t have to wait until the evening for happy hour to indulge in an enticing cocktail. Truth be told, cocktails can accompany any occasion, any time of day. And yes, that even includes breakfast and brunch time.

With so many great locations all throughout Walt Disney World Resort and in neighboring Disney Springs hailed for their breakfast and brunch menus, it goes without saying that those looking for more spirited starts to their day certainly have plenty of possibilities awaiting them. And because Disney doesn’t shy away from sharing recipes with anyone who asks about them, it’s surprisingly simple to recreate many of Disney World’s most lavish libations right in your own home. Here are eight great places where you can find breakfast and brunch cocktails at Disney World along with an easy-to-follow recipe from each location so that you can mix up your own magic at home.

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8. Whispering Canyon Café

This not-so-quiet fan-favorite restaurant at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge boasts a breakfast menu to shout about. And on the list of libations for the occasion is a boisterous bunch that includes their own house specialty Bloody Mary, Mimosa, and Bourbon Sweet Tea. But in honor of ongoing 50th-anniversary celebrations happening throughout Walt Disney World, they are also offering up the Magical Beacon Cocktail (also available at other locations and throughout the day). Surprisingly, this delightful concoction is fairly simple to recreate for your own breakfast or brunch at home, whether or not you are able to incorporate the souvenir glowing ice cube element or not. Here’s just how to make it:

Magical Beacon Cocktail
Credit: MisterMister Adventure Guidez

What You Need:

  • 2 oz. Empress 1908 Gin
  • 1 oz. Bols Blue Curaçao
  • 3 oz. Minute Maid Premium Lemonade
  • 1/4 oz Orgeat (Almond)
  • 1/2 oz. Hibiscus Grenadine
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice (from a lemon)
  • A Shaker

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients into your shaker, filled with ice. Shake and pour mixed liquid into a glass with ice along with the glow cube (if you can get one). Garnish with a lemon slice taken from the remainder of the lemon you used for juice and start sipping!

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7. House of Blues Restaurant & Bar

This popular spot in Disney Springs is hopping any time of day. But if you happen to come out for weekend brunch you can enjoy a host of lavish libations exclusively for the event. Examples include their Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys, Memphis Blues Sangria, Beast of Bourbon, and Breakfast Shot specialty, which features Jameson, butterscotch schnapps, orange juice, and bacon. But for many, the best way to start the day may well be the Morning Mule. What’s more, you can create your own version at home by following along with these instructions:

Morning Mule diy
Credit: SideChef

What You Need:

  • Crushed Ice
  • 1.5 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup Ginger Beer
  • Limes, sliced
  • Oranges, sliced

Directions:

Fill a cocktail glass with Ice (to taste) and add in the vodka. Then, add in the orange juice along with the ginger beer. Stir together well, and garnish with sliced oranges and limes.

6. City Works Eatery & Pour House

This awesome establishment, also making up the food and beverage scene at Disney Springs, is another excellent weekend brunch spot to check out. From mules to mimosas, margaritas to mojitos, there are many delectable drinks that work well with the meal at-hand. Some highly raved about fan favorites include their Cucumber Mint Martini, Golden Honey Margarita, Peach Cooler, and their “French” compilation of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, St-Germain, sparkling wine, lemon juice, and simple syrup. But it’s their Cranberry Mojito that draws in fans of the classic mojito looking for a tangy and tart twist. And here’s how you can make your own:

Cocktails at City Works
Credit: City Works (Facebook)

What You Need:

  • 6 oz. Bacardi LimĂłn
  • 1 Cup Cranberry Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice,
  • 1/3 cup Mint
  • 2 teaspoons Simple Syrup,
  • 1 Cup Soda/Seltzer
  • 3 cups Ice
  • Lime Slices (for garnish)
  • Cranberries (for garnish)

Directions:

Combine cranberry juice, seltzer water, lime juice, rum, mint leaves, and simple syrup and mix well. Fill glasses with ice, pouring in the mixed cranberry blend and garnish with lime and cranberries accordingly.

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5. STK Orlando

While more famous for being the premium pick for sizzling steak and an array of dinner options, this other restaurant in Disney Springs also offers stellar brunch selections. Some of their most contested cocktail offerings for the occasion include their Rendezvous, Spiced Watermelon, The Influencer, Black Jack, Not Your Daddy’s Old Fashioned, Because Tequila, Aperol Spritz, and the refreshing Cucumber Stiletto. But for something uniquely dessert-like, we recommend trying their Strawberry Cobbler cocktail. We guarantee you’ll be so hooked you’ll just have to make it at home by following along with these instructions:

Strawberry Cobbler Cocktail
Credit: Chilled Magazine

What You Need:

  • 2 oz. Belvedere Vodka
  • 1 oz. Sour Mix
  • 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 Strawberries
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • A Shaker

Directions:

Muddle strawberries into a mixing glass. Pour strawberries into a shaker and add vodka, simple syrup, sour mix, and ice. Shake and strain into a graham cracker crust-rimmed martini glass. Enjoy!

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4. Steak House 71

Another steakhouse classic, albeit a more recent classic, is this already popular establishment over at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. And it too features a bountiful breakfast presentation with all the works. Included in the lineup of delectable hits, there are several excellent drink accompaniments, like their Tequila Sunrise, Refillable Mimosa, and specialty Steakhouse Bloody Mary. But in keeping with the breakfast mood and the popular fixation so many have with Joffrey’s Coffee, they feature a fabulous Bourbon Cold Brew. And since you can order Joffrey’s at home, you can recreate the libation to your liking anytime you’d like. Here’s how to do it:

Steakhouse 71 Coffee Cold Brew
Credit: Disney

What You Need:

  • 1.25 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • 2.50 oz. Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew
  • .5 oz. Maple Syrup
  • 1 oz. Vanilla Bean Cream
  • A Shaker
  • .50 oz Triple Sec (optional)
  • Orange Peel (optional)

Directions:

Combine coffee, bourbon, maple syrup, and optional triple sec into a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass over ice. Top with vanilla bean cream and garnish with orange peel (if you desire).

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3. Olivia’s Café

Over at Disney’s Key West Resort you’ll find this nice restaurant stop, laden with a versatile array of mouthwatering menu fixings. Open around the clock, they proudly present scrumptious breakfast offerings daily, along with brunch on weekends. And in both cases, lavish libations are offered to really set the mood. From their specialty house Mimosa to the Loaded Key West Bloody Mary, not to mention their own Olivian Eye Opener, you’ll find plenty of featured drink novelties to pair with your meal. But one feathery folly you can recreate at home in your own tropical oasis is their version of Parrot Punch. You can parrot their Parrot Punch by following along:

What You Need:

  • 1 oz. Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz. Melon Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice

Directions:

Pour the Peach Schnapps and Parrot Bay brand coconut rum into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Add in pineapple juice and Melon Liqueur per measurement suggestions and serve immediately.

Related: Olivia’s Café Weekend Brunch is Back at Disney’s Old Key West


2. Wine Bar George

It goes without saying that this Disney Springs staple, noted for being a bigwig for beautiful booze renditions, would have a vast and versatile range of drink companions to pair with their special weekend brunch menu. Featured favorites include their Paloma, Wake Up Call, Yaba Queen, Aperol Spritz, Bacon Old Fashioned, Just Peachy, and Jorge’s Red Sangria. But it is their take on the classic Mai Tai that has many guests raving. And here’s how to recreate the experience for yourself:

DIY Mai Tai
Credit: Liquor.com
  • 1 oz. Appleton Estate Rum
  • 1 oz. Rhum Agricole
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • .5 oz. Orange Curaçao
  • .5 oz. Orgeat
  • .25 oz. Simple Syrup
  • A Shaker

Directions:

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake well, pour into glasses. Garnish with a lime slice if you’d like, and enjoy!

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1. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Perhaps one of the most renowned weekend brunch spots in Disney Springs is this highly hailed venue, also famous for serving up the homestyle works for other meals in addition to brunch.  And they don’t only boast an abundance of hearty entrée enticements, but also those of more spirited makings. From mimosas to sangrias, Bloody Marys with a twist to moonshine mastery, there are plenty of drinks to accompany any delicious food fixing here. And in keeping things close to home, one of their best concoctions—The Local—really brings on a sense of community. And if you want to recreate it at home in your own locale, just follow along:

The Local
Credit: Grownups in Wonderland

What You Need:

  • 2 oz. RumHaven Coconut Rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup,
  • Fresh Pineapple (for optional garnish)
  • A Shaker

Combine RumHaven with fresh lime juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with pineapple if you so choose.

Related: Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ in Disney Springs Wins Orlando Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Southern Restaurant


These are just a few of the infinite, ever-changing array of breakfast and brunch-specific cocktails you can enjoy at Disney World. And remember, there are countless other locations to check out in addition to these, with magical possibilities forever being mixed up, and new crafty creations forever emerging. Even though evening drinks are the admittedly the more common course to take, starting your day with a morning cocktail at Disney World may just deliver that extra kick you’ve been looking for.

About Laura

Laura Catherine aka “LC” is a writer who resides in Maryland with her family and several pets. She visits Walt Disney World whenever she can. Additionally, she is a published author of three novels, a children’s book, and has a passion for gardening.

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