The Christmas season is our absolute favorite time of the year. Growing up, one of the little things I loved most was getting an Advent calendar and counting down the days until Santa would be coming down the chimney. As I grew older, I had to leave Advent calendars in the rear view mirror,* but I still miss that daily countdown building anticipation to the big day. So, we’re going to start a virtual Advent calendar here at TouringPlans. For 2022, we are going to countdown our favorite drinks at Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort.
Criteria: Drinks can be alcoholic or nonalcoholic. Drinks can come from any venue on the property. Bonus points are awarded for the atmosphere where the drink is served. Any drink with glow cubes is immediately disqualified. Ready? Let’s go!
The Drink – Bam’s Barnstormer
Location – Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in Disney Springs
Bam’s Barnstormer – Ingredients: Gosling’s Black Seal rum, Fever-Tree ginger beer, and fresh lime juice.
Bam’s Barnstormer is the spiritual cousin of the Dark and Tropical Stormy over at Trader Sam’s and a great option for any visit to Disney Springs. It’s quite refreshing, but not too sweet and has the best price point of any of their cocktails. You have to love that the glass the Barnstormer is served in is actually tilted, as if Jock Lindsey himself is flying by and the blast of wind is affecting the drink. I suggest snagging a cherished open barstool from Jock and ordering up a Bam’s! ” – Prof. Daniel Miller
For this holiday season, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar added several new food and drink options, including a pretty amazing hot chocolate flight.
This flight includes traditional spiced butterscotch hot chocolate, white chocolate hot chocolate, and peppermint hot chocolate! Spiced Caramel with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Cookies and Cream White Chocolate with Vanilla Stoli, Peppermint with Bailey’s Irish Cream and Crème de Menthe
Let’s check out some of the regular menu items from the Hangar Bar…
Artist Sterling Denham’s wonderful drawing featuring two of Jock Lindsey’s signature drinks…
The entire venue, including the menu, is filled with references to the Indiana Jones movies, including this souvenir cup for the Cool Headed Monkey drink.
So be sure to look all around the Hangar Bar for some pretty wonderful references for Indiana Jones fans.
25 Drinks of Christmas TouringPlans Brought to Me…
- Day 1 – Duck Duck Razz at THE BOATHOUSE
- Day 2 – Grown-Ups Lemonade at Woody’s Boathouse
- Day 3 – Yub Nub at Oga’s Cantina
- Day 4 – Isla Nubar in Jurassic Park
- Day 5 – Bam’s Barnstormer at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
See you tomorrow for the next entry into the 25 Drinks of Christmas Countdown, where we are going to head over to Universal CityWalk. If you had fun, be sure to check out any of our other fun series including Theme Park Hills to Die On, the adventures of David & Derek (theme park’s Goofus & Gallant,) or the famous (infamous?) Theme Park Turkeys of the Year awards. for your listening pleasure, check out the Parkscope Podcast. Your humble author can also be seen producing typos at an inhuman rate on Twitter: @derekburgan
The 25 Drinks of Christmas series couldn’t be done without an All Star team behind us including world class photographers Michael Carelli, Brandon Glover, Scott Sanders, and Hedghehog’s Corner. The drink listing came from a double-secret blue ribbon panel comprised of SAT SIX Fun Squaders including: Megan Stump, Nitro230,The Man Formerly Known as @DrunkAtDisney, Bethany Vinton, Parkscope Joe and Parkscope Nick. As always, Digital Maestro Scott Walker was the cherry on top of the sundae.
*That is an absolute lie. I still buy an advent calendar every year with chocolates in it, and I also buy an annual box of Christmas Crunch, but we’ll keep that between us.