CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort is a vibrant hot spot day or night. With its close proximity to the theme parks, you can take a break and enjoy a signature cocktail at lunch, or visit for dinner after the parks close. I wouldn’t suggest trying these cocktails in the same day, they certainly pack a punch!
I won’t lie, I love a good cocktail when I am on vacation, and CityWalk makes some of the best in Orlando. After doing some research I found what I believe are the best cocktails. Go ahead and give them a try on your next Universal Orlando Resort vacation. You can thank me later.
CityWalk Signature Cocktails
Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food – The Antorita
First stop is Antojitos, the delicious and eclectic Mexican restaurant with killer esquites asados. The keyword here? Mexican. The Antorita, the Antojitos take on the classic margarita – with a couple twists.
Vivo Italian Kitchen – The Barrel Aged
The garnish—an orange peel studded with cloves, provides depth to the cocktail that is equal parts perplexing and delicious. Coupled with the in-house barrel-aged Old Forester, this Vivo-inspired homage to the Manhattan would make the perfect digestif.
Ingredients: House-aged Old Forester Bourbon, Tuaca Vanilla Citrus Liqueur, Sweet Vermouth, Simple Syrup, Garnished with a Clove-studded Orange Peel
The Cowfish – The Ruby Panther
Nothing can beat this drink on a hot summer day. It’s cold and refreshing and just screams “I’m on vacation”.
Ingredients: Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka (Gluten-free), Simple Syrup, Fresh-squeezed Lime Juice, Pink Lemonade, Six (6) Muddled Raspberries, Garnished with a Lime Wheel and Raspberries
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. – The Bubba’s Blue Hawaiian
Let me spell out a highly effective formula for ordering a delicious specialty cocktail.
Is the establishment named after a person? Is there also a drink on the menu named after that person? Then order it. This was The Bubba’s Blue Hawaiian. And with four different liquors, it packed the punch of a Long Island Iced Tea with the attitude of a guy who lives on a sailboat. It’s a laidback party in a glass (even in a specialty glass, for just a few bucks more).
Ingredients: Vodka, Rum, Gin, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice, Topped with Sprite, Garnished with a Lemon Wedge
Pat O’Brien’s – The Hurricane
Almost anyone who’s patronized a Pat O’s, either in Orlando or New Orleans, has stared down the memory eraser known as The Hurricane.
Part Bacardi 151 rum, part proprietary Pat O’s hurricane mix—this is the friend you invite to the party if you really want it to pop off. Directions: sip slowly and prepare to dance.
Ingredients: Bacardi 151 Rum, Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Mix (think rum punch)
What’s your favorite adult beverage at CityWalk? After a few of these you will have the courage to get on stage at Rising Star Karaoke Bar!