Before we ever boarded the Disney Dream, I booked a Mixology Class for Mr. Serious and me. We wanted to do something fun with just the adults that wasn’t incredibly expensive or super long. The Mixology class fit the bill. We signed up as part of a group for a private class, but you can also book it through the regular schedule. Note that it does fill up quickly. I’ve included a quick video and the Mixology Class Recipes we made below.
Depending on the age of your kids, they can enjoy time in the Camp Oceaneer or potentially while playing the Midship Detective Agency Game.
What is the Mixology Class
You will stir up popular cocktails in this bartending workshop—from layered shots to margaritas, martinis and more. For a $20 fee per person (which we paid), participants will create 5 different cocktails to enjoy in the super upscale Skyline Lounge during the hour long class. (Participants must be 21 years of age or older.)
We arrived promptly for our 2:00 class and there were two cast members there. One was the main person teaching and the other was there to assist. I immediately noticed that they had all of the drink cups, alcohol and mixers as well as things to be muddled in their appropriate glasses all ready to go.
We were directed to a table where we comfortably sat in a booth style seat with two other couples (one woman and her grandmother and another husband and wife duo). We had a little time to chat and get to know each other and also learned we’d be working together to pour and mix our drinks.
Getting Started with the Mixology Class
First we had a brief introduction and explanation of the class (you’ll be making 5 drinks and always make your own simple syrup and lime juice!) They also told us how to properly make a drink…no measuring into a shot glass, all pouring and counting; very generously, I might add.
Our instructor did a very good job of encouraging us and teaching us proper techniques for muddling, measuring, shaking and more. He was always checking on us and making sure we were doing well.
This is not a class to drink before attending. You want to be able to pay attention, make the drinks and also enjoy them. Also, make sure you have a nice hearty meal before going!
They were fine with us having a to go cup if we wanted to save a drink for later. So, don’t feel like you have to drink all 5 drinks during the hour long class.
If you want to remember the drinks, bring some paper and a pencil, or remember to take your phone out to document them.
Our first drink was a nice Orange Cosmopolitan. It was a hit with all 6 people sitting at our table. This was all about the shaking!
- 1 oz Absolut mandarin
- 1/2 oz triple sec or other orange liqueur
- 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
- Splash of cranberry juice
Directions: Pour all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake, strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with orange pinwheel slice.
Our second drink was the Caipirinha. This is where we learned about the importance of muddling limes and having homemade simple syrup. This drink seemed like it was going to be like a mojito, but we all decided that we really didn’t care for it at all.
- 2 oz Leblon Cachaça
- 1/2 a lime, cut into wedges
- 1 oz Simple syrup
Directions: Muddle the lime and sugar in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add Leblon Cachaça. Shake well and serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge
Our third drink was the High Tide. This was was amazing and everybody finished theirs. Which was only slightly problematic because we had two more drinks after this one. The high tide was very fruity and refreshing, and yes, the men liked it, too!
- 1.5 oz Malibu rum
- 1.5 oz amaretto
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz cranberry juice
- Lime wheel and cherry garnish
Directions: Add rum, amaretto, pineapple juice and cranberry juice into shaker. Shake contents. Pour mixture into glass, over ice. Garnish with lime wheel and cherry.
Our fourth drink was a Raspberry Mojito. This drink was amazing! It was all about the muddled raspberries and limes. So amazing that I wanted to finish it later, so they packed it up for me in a to go cup and I enjoyed it with dinner.
- 2 oz Bacardi raspberry rum
- Raspberry fruit ~ 3 pieces
- Lime wedges ~ 3 pieces
- Mint leaves
- Splash Soda
- Simple or raspberry syrup
Directions: In a sturdy glass add mint leaves, raspberries, lime juice, rum and simple syrup. With a muddler or a wooden spoon, muddle to extract juices from mint leaves and raspberries. Add ice to the glass and top with soda water. Garnish with more fresh raspberries, mint leaves or lime slices.
Our final drink was to learn about mixing shots. We made a bubble gum shot, and despite all of the ingredients sounding pretty terrible, it came out tasting exactly like bubble gum!
Bubble Gum Shot
- 1 oz Baileys
- 1 oz Crème de Banana
- 1 oz Blue Curacao
Directions: Add equal parts Bailey’s Irish Cream, Crème de Banana, and Blue Curacao over ice to a shaker. Shake and pour into shot glasses.
The Mixology Classes will vary from ship to ship as well as on each cruise so you will always be surprised! You’ll find the Mixology class on the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy.
Other Beverage Tasting Events on Disney Cruise Line Include
- Amari Tasting
- Beer Tasting
- Bourbon Tasting
- Champagne Tasting
- Chocolate & Liquor Tasting
- Cognac Tasting
- Martini Tasting
- Mojito & Caipirinha Tasting
- Rum Tasting
- Stem-to-Stern Wine Tasting
- Tequila & Margarita Tasting
- Whiskey Tasting – Check out how Nadeen and her spouse enjoyed the Whiskey Tasting in point 8!