REVIEW: Christmas in July at Old Key West – Key West Sleigh Ride vs. Santa’s Summer Sipper

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Disney’s Old Key West Resort is celebrating Christmas in July with all manner of fun, including two speciality cocktails at Gurgling Suitcase Libations and Spirits – the Key West Sleigh Ride and Santa’s Summer Sipper. But who will be crowned the Key West Christmas Cocktail King?

Key West Sleigh Ride

The Sleigh Ride features Don Q Rum, Godiva Liquor, Cream de Cocoa all blended with ice cream and chocolate syrup. To top it off, the cocktail is supposed to be garnished with peppermint bark, but, upon review, the bark could not be found.

A super sweet treat, this beverage lacks really any hint of the holiday with the peppermint bark abandoned and, to top it off, neither the rum or liquor stick out enough to get your cheeks “nice and rosy.”

Price: $12.50

Santa’s Summer Sipper

A mix of Angry Orchard, Stoli Vanilla Vodka, strawberries, basil, lime and agave, Santa’s Summer Sipper has a little taste of the holiday cheer and would certainly make Rudolph’s nose red. A boozy little drink, it packs a nice punch even if the chunky strawberries had a tendency to clog up the straw.

Price: $10.50

The Winner

While the Sleigh Ride left this reviewer feeling as bloated as old Saint Nick himself, the Sipper was certainly a refreshing choice for the July heat. Check out Santa’s Summer Sipper today only for Christmas in July at Old Key West but, if ya can’t make it, never fear – according to the bar, both cocktails will return for the holiday season.

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About the author

Nathan Hartman

A sunshine state resident, Nathan is an avid Disney parks wonk as well as a university film professor.

Twitter: @somestuffisaid

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  • Because NOTHING says CHRISTMAS more then TWO new ALCOHOLIC DRINKS!!

    Reading these WDW News postings, a real large percentage of stories have to do with new alcoholic places or drinks….

    Has the whole world gone MAD!!!

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