DIY-isney on Scathingly Brilliant

You know how you inadvertently stumble across a blog that instantly hooks you in and you immediately want to spend your day reading all the archives?  That’s sort of what happened to me when I found Scathingly Brilliant.  Kate composes a lovely blog, chalk full of pretty outfits, adorable illustrations and a large dose of charm. 

This week, in honor of her trip to Disney World, her blog has taken on a DIY-isney Theme with a variety of guest posts from around the Blogisphere.  She kicked things off with a post from yours truly on how to take your own Disneyland Folklore Tour.  I’m pretty proud of it, so please check it out and enjoy all the other wonderful posts old and new! 

Writing that post and Kate’s current blog theme got me thinking of all the things I love about Disney.  So in celebration of that, I’d like to propose a Disney Toast!  Here are a few scathingly brilliant DIY recipes for some Disney-inspired cocktails and mocktails! 

The Daisy Duck  – Sweet and Slightly Tart
1/4 cup white rum
2 lemon peels
1/2 cup Mango Snapple
1/4 cup Galliano liqueur
1/4 cup tonic water

Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.  Shake till super cold.  Serve in a dainty glass with a white feather garnish.

The Swiss Family Robinson  – Deliciously Adventurous
1/2 cup Vanilla vodka
1/4 cup  Frangelico liqueur
1 tbs Kahlua
1 tbs Creme de Cocoa
Whipped Cream

Shake all ingredients besides the whipped cream lightly in a cocktail shaker and chill.  Pour into a martini glass and top with whipped cream.

The Castaway (A Haylie Mills classic film and a modest mocktail)  – Tropical and Upbeat
 1/4 cup blueberry juice
1/4 cup pomegranate juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup Sprite

Combine all chilled ingredients in a tall glass.  Add an umbrella and enjoy!

The Pluto  Loyal and Friendly
Bourbon
1 sugar cube
Agoustra bitters
coca cola classic
1 maraschino cherry

Soak sugar cube with 2 dabs of bitters.  Half fill glass with bourbon and add a splash of coke.  Add 2 ice cubes and your cherry and stir lightly.

The Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade  – A crazy mix of colors and flavors that can only be explained as something from the 1980’s

1 tbs dark rum
1 tbs bourbon
1 tbs gin
1/4 vodka
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1 tbs sherbert

Fill cocktail shaker 1/4 full of ice and shake all ingredients, except sherbert, until well mixed.  Fill high ball glass with ice, scatter in sherbet and pour mixture  over the ice.   Put on your best glow sticks, turn off the lights and have fun!

There you have it!  Some wonderful bevies to toast the wonderfulness that is Disney.  Be sure to enjoy responsibly and let me know if you end up trying any of these. 

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