REVIEW: Every Speciality Holiday Cocktail and Mocktail From Green & Red Coconut Club at Universal CityWalk Orlando

The Green & Red Coconut Club has opened at Universal CityWalk Orlando for the holiday season and they’re serving up several specialty holiday cocktails and mocktails.

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The entire club has been dressed for the occasion.

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The front of the menu looks like gift-wrapped presents with the logo for the Green & Red Coconut Club.

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The cocktails are the Secret Family Holiday Punch, Cinnamon Swizzle Paloma, Noel Nui Nui, and Candy Cane Piña Colada. The non-alcoholic mocktails are the Tropical Fizz and Pineapple Holiday Cooler. Rogue Santa’s Prive Reserve canned beer, Spellbound Cabernet Sauvignon, and Beringer’s Chardonnay are also available.

Green & Red Coconut Club holiday cocktails

Secret Family – $15

Deep and brooding holiday punch featuring pineapple, lemon and blackberry flavors, along with bourbon, allspice and coffee liqueurs, topped with a pineapple wedge and pineapple fronds

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This is the most tiki drink of the bunch,  but with a twist. It was our favorite at first, but about half way through, things started to go downhill.

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There’s a strong coffee and lemon flavor, which reminds us of the Mardi Gras coffee they had back in 2021. There’s a fruity sweetness, but a slight bitterness from the coffee. Better to give this one than receive it. It’s worth a try for something different, but you’ve been warned.

Cinnamon Swizzle Paloma – $15

Warm cinnamon together with even warmer tequila, balanced with tart grapefruit and lime juices, and topped with fever tree grapefruit soda and a grapefruit zest

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Ultimately, the Cinnamon Swizzle Paloma was our favorite. It’s strong but goes down smooth.

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It’s a beautiful Paloma with tart grapefruit and tequila complemented by cinnamon. It’s got a little bit of fizz to it from the grapefruit soda. This is definitely one we will return for.

Noel Nui Nui – $15

Rich spiced rum and allspice liqueur combined with orange and lime juices, cinnamon, and a touch of bitters. Topped with an orange wheel and festive spice drop candies.

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This is a cousin of the Mai Tai or one of those “tastes like potpourri” kind of drinks. It’s topped with gum drops and the drink tastes like a strong orange with an overpowering spice taste.

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There’s a fine line between the naughty and nice list and this is bad. The candy cane and gum drops are fun, but the drink is a failure. It grew on us a little bit the more we drank, but it’s still our least favorite of the cocktails.

Candy Cane Pina Colada – $15

Light and spiced rums combine with coconut cream, pineapple and lime juices, Tempus Fugit crème de menthe and mint concentrate. Topped with a full-sized candy cane!

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We have mixed feelings on this one. It’s definitely not going to be for everyone. The mint flavor is strong, but there’s also a lot of pineapple and coconut flavor.

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At first, it tastes like drinking a pina colada after brushing your teeth. A few sips later, the vanilla and mint stood out more than the fruity pineapple taste. It grew on us, too.

Tropical Fizz – $15

Grapefruit, cinnamon, mango, and vanilla flavors are shaken with heavy cream and topped with sparkling mineral water, creating a foamy top dusted with ground cinnamon

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This mocktail is creamy, almost like a mango creamsicle flavor.

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The vibrant mango and vanilla with heavy cream make a smooth type of non-alcoholic drink. It’s surprisingly good.

Pineapple Holiday Cooler – $15

An easy-going tropical holiday treat combining pineapple, lemon, and mint. Topped with holiday red-and-green spice drops, plenty of fresh mint, and a mini candy cane

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Finally, this mocktail cooler tastes like straight Dole pineapple juice. It’s simple and basic, so would probably be great for kids.

Which Green & Red Coconut Club drink are you hoping to try? Let us know in the comments and read more about the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort:

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