When on Vacation, many think of 2 things: Relaxing and Enjoying an Adult Beverage
Hey Guys, back talking about Disney Cruise Line again today…answering a common question or Goal (if you will) – Drinking on a Disney Cruise.
After I book a cruise for a client and towards the “planning” phase, beyond the date and stateroom selection…people start asking about Excursions, Adult-Only Meals (see post on Palo) and Classes (yep classes)…more specifically Mixology Classes. Mixology Classes are so popular, some groups even arrange their own.
What is a Mixology Class you ask?? Well it is what it sounds like, you are taking a class where you LEARN how to MIX. Mix what? Well Mix ADULT beverages, AKA Alcohol, you silly 😉
You can sign up ahead of time (Online) or if availability…on the ship. Of course if you wait until on the ship, like I did, you need to do it ASAP. Its $25 per person (or that’s what I paid). You select a time/date for your class and meet at one of the local watering-holes on the ship. Our class was in a tiny, quaint little bar called the Skyliner. Our “teacher” was a bartender on the ship. I forget how long but he has been teaching this class, on the Dream, for several years and really knew his stuff.
The concept is simple…you learn how to mix your own drinks. Drinks you can then make at home; host parties, take to the pool, share with friends. But when on the ship, you are making drinks you can then DRINK. That’s right, this class is known for getting people a little tipsy…especially if you are a light weight and/or chug these cocktails. Same with the Wine Tasting Classes or Hard Liqueur Tastings. So for $25 you get 5 (decent sized) drinks PLUS learn whats in them and the process. For our class we made 2 ourselves, then the last 3 were per volunteers. And per our “teacher”, it gets more difficult to have everyone make own after 2 cocktails, lol.
SEE the Pictures and Captions for Drink Names:
NOTE – I was upfront with my allergies and a few drinks were adjusted per my needs. They were very accommodating and thoughtful…as everyone else got the volunteer made drinks, I got 2 very special drinks made by the teacher himself 🙂
Also NOTE – If you want a FULL recipe or ingredients list…you better be prepared to video this or type in your phone…as recipe cards are NOT passed out (which would have made this SO much better).
I give this class a thumbs up, especially if cruising solo (Adult Only) or with older kids (teens+). I can’t imagine people drinking this much in the afternoon and still managing to parents small children, lol. At least I couldn’t. I would need a nap, lots of water and some serious junk food.
Mahalo for reading and FOLLOWING along – Nina
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