Sunday, April 6, 2014

I Just Can't Wait to Be Lion King Cocktail

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The Lion King is a classic favorite for many individuals, and one of the most colorful and fun scenes is when Simba sings "I Just Can't Wait to Be King."  That's the scene I based this colorful cocktail off of!  Here's how you make it!


You will need to following ingredients, as pictured above:

  • 1 oz. Captain Morgan, or other spiced rum
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1/4 oz. cinnamon flavored alcohol, such as Goldshlager or Fireball
  • Cinnamon, to taste (a few shakes of the container)
  • 2 oz. Orange Mango juice (It would probably be good with pineapple juice, or just orange juice.  Be creative!)
  • Brown Sugar, for garnish
  • Mixed Fruit, for garnish

To start, mix the Captain Morgan, triple sec, cinnamon alcohol, cinnamon, and juice in a shaker full of ice.  Set aside.  Next, rim the glass in brown sugar.  Use some orange juice to stick the brown sugar to the edge.  This is a bit tricky; the brown sugar doesn't want to stick right away.  You can always skip this step, but I think it's cute because it reminds me of a lion's mane.

The next step is to put fruit on a skewer of some sort.  I didn't have one, and didn't want to buy a whole pack, so I used a straw.  I suggest using some tropical fruit, because they are often the most colorful.  That being said, use what you have!

Put the fruit in the glass, to have something like the picture on the left.  After that, pour the liquid in the shaker into the glass.  I actually doubled the recipe, because my glass was pretty big, then topped it off with the rest of my bottle of orange mango juice.  (Have you caught on yet that I tend to like my drinks a little weaker?)

None the less, this drink was fun, sweet, with just a little bit of spice, like Simba, who Just Can't Wait to Be King!





And there you have it!  The I Just Can't Wait to Be Lion King Cocktail!


Next Cocktail: Wall-e and Eve Starstruck Love


Try one of my other Disney themed cocktails: Olaf's In SummerThe Enchanted Rose, Wall-e and Eve Starstruck Love, and Aurora in the Clouds




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