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Signature Hotel Cocktails around Universal Orlando Resort
A proper drink on vacation is like the cherry on a sundae: you order a sundae for the ice cream, but it just feels complete with the cherry on top of it. Some people even order extra cherries — live your best life, in moderation of course!
A vacation drink can give a similar feeling of completeness, whether it is the final addition to a bubbly brunch or a nightcap after a long day at the parks. What’s more, there is a drink for every palate at Universal Orlando, with hotel bar menus featuring everything from tropical tastes to classic concoctions.
Don’t know where to start? Let’s explore the signature cocktails around Universal Orlando Resort.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
The Thirsty Fish – Mozzafiato, Portofino Negroni
Portofino Bay’s harborside bar is The Thirsty Fish — located right on the Harbor Piazza, perfect for watching the sunset over the bay. They offer an extensive wine list, but if you prefer your pours a bit stronger than wine, you’ll want to check out their signature cocktails like the Mozzafiato (Myers Dark Rum, ginger beer, lime) or the Portofino Negroni (Hendrick's Gin, sweet vermouth, campari).
Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
Velvet Bar – Guadalajara Won’t Do | beachclub – Blue Suede Shoes
Rock stars and wanna be rock stars from all over are welcome at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando! If the Velvet Bar in the lobby is your scene, perhaps you would like their Guadalajara Won’t Do cocktail (Villa One Tequila infused with strawberry, fresh lime, mint). If you prefer to party by the pool, swing by beachclub and try the Blue Suede Shoes frozen drink (Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum, Blue Curacao, Piña Colada Island Oasis)!
Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar– Kemuri (w/ tableside presentation)
Kemuri means “smoke” in Japanese, and you get exactly that when you order this eye-catching cocktail at Orchid Court. The Akashi Blend Whisky doesn’t need much, just a dash of bitters and the cherrywood smoke that brings this drink to life right at your table.
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Strong Water Tavern – Rum Old Fashioned or a flight with a rum captain
Rare vintage rums and your own rum specialist have turned Strong Water Tavern from a stylish watering hole into a Sapphire Falls favorite! You can’t go wrong with a classic Rum Old Fashioned (Diplomático, Fireball Syrup, double bitters), and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can request a rum captain for a tasting of some exceptional rums from around the world.
Universal’s Aventura Hotel
Bar 17 Bistro –Sunset Punch
The easiest way to elevate your vacation is to visit Bar 17 Bistro at Aventura! Featuring tantalizing food, delectable drinks, and the best views in all of Universal Orlando Resort, this restaurant is a must-see on every vacation. This almost goes without saying, but pro tip: chasing sunsets is always more fun with a Sunset Punch (Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, coconut rum, tropical juices) in your hands.
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
The Hideaway Bar & Grill – Fun in the Sun | Atomic Tonic – High Dive or Atomic Tonic | Swizzle Lounge – Hand-Shaken Colada
“Beach Resort” isn’t just in the Cabana Bay name — it’s a lifestyle, and all three of Cabana Bay’s bars feature a signature cocktail that speaks to the hotel’s iconic theming. At Atomic Tonic, you can get the namesake Atomic Tonic drink (Tito’s Vodka, melon liqueur, Limoncello, pineapple juice, lemonade) or the High Dive (Bombay Sapphire, orange juice, cranberry, topped with Cavit Lunetta Prosecco) to match your pool pics. The Hideaway Bar & Grill has their Fun in the Sun (360 Mango Vodka, mango purée, sour, pineapple juice), and even Swizzle Lounge has their hand-shaken Colada (SelvaRey Coconut Rum, pineapple juice, house piña mix). You’re in for a swell time no matter which one you choose!
Universal’s Endless Summer Resort
Sunset Lounge – Endless Summer Lemonade | Sand Bar – Disco H2O
With two hotels at Endless Summer, it only makes sense to choose at least two signature drinks too! The Endless Summer Lemonade (Grey Goose Vodka, lemon) carries the hotel name and matches its refined simplicity, while the Disco H2O (Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Skittles syrup, lime, soda) is a fan-favorite for sipping in the sun!
Which one of these carefully crafted cocktails will be the cherry on top of your next vacation?
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