REVIEW: Holly Cherry Holiday Punch and “Christmas on the Beach” Beer at Sonoma Terrace for Festival of Holidays 2019 at Disney California Adventure

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It’s the most delicious time of year again at Disney California Adventure with the return of Disney Festival of Holidays for 2019. We’re over at Sonoma Terrace, a participating restaurant for the festival. Here, they have two delicious beverages, with a festive non-alcoholic option, to boot. Let’s toast to Christmas!

Sonoma Terrace for Festival of Holidays 2019 – Menu

Sonoma Terrace for Festival of Holidays 2019 – Beverages

We got both the punch and the beer to try here.

Given that booths for Festival of Holidays have currently only soft opened, there was a bit of uncertainty regarding pricing for these new items. However, the cast members at this booth were nice enough to give us a free pretzel for our time. Now that’s what we call spreading holiday cheer.

Holly Cherry Holiday Punch – $4.99

The Holiday Punch is a cheery red color, topped with a fresh sprig of mint and a maraschino cherry.

For a non-alcoholic punch, this was great. It was fruity and refreshing, and not too sweet.

I know the whole point in this is for it to be a non-alcoholic option, but to be honest, this would be great with rum or vodka. It tastes exactly like cranberry and pineapple juice mixed together, but in a good way.

We’d definitely get this again.

“Christmas on the Beach” (Lost Winds Brewing Company) – $11.00

The best way we’d describe this beer is that it tastes like a good Christmas beer. It’s refreshing, and while being on the darker side, it isn’t too heavy. We couldn’t taste any of the cinnamon or vanilla notes, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Also, if you hate hoppy beers, you’ll love this, as it was not hoppy at all. It’s a fun addition for the holidays, and we recommend you stop by if you’re in the mood for beer.

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Jessica Figueroa

Jessica lives in South Florida with her 15-pound cat Gordo and a small army of Tsum Tsums. You can contact her, ideally with photos of your cats, at [email protected]

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