The other day, I found a can of Guava Nectar that I had purchased a while back. So, I thought I would go out of order from my adventures in Beach Bum Berry Remixed, and try something with Guava Nectar.
The Lei Lani Volcano was invented at Disney’s Polynesian Village (which is now The Polynesian Resort), and it is made with Guava Nectar. Since, Walt Disney World is one of my favorite places in the whole world to visit; the Lei Lani Volcano is a perfect choice.
The Polynesian Resort was one of the original resorts at Walt Disney World when it opened in 1971. The Polynesian Resort is situated on the Seven Seas Lagoon directly across from the Magic Kingdom. The Barefoot Pool Bar is right on the Polynesian’s beach. It is so relaxing to sit on the beach and have a cocktail there. If you ever need a break from the action at the Magic Kingdom take a short monorail ride to the Polynesian and relax on the beach with a cocktail. You’ll feel like you are in Hawaii. The best part is you don’t have to stay at the resort to enjoy the bar and the beach. Also, the resort is a short walk from the Magic Kingdom parking lot; making it a nice place to end your day at the Magic Kingdom.
I really do like the Polynesian Resort, but I will warn you, they offers a “luau” called The Spirit of Aloha Dinner show. I went to it a couple years ago. It was quite disappointing. The show was a super cheesy Lilo and Stitch adventure with bad Disney pop music. The food was bland and not up to Disney standards. We left early along with a number of other families. Not even the kids seemed to enjoy the dinner/show. Hopefully, Disney has improved the experience.
The Lei Lani Volcano has guava nectar, unsweetened pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, sugar syrup, and coconut rum. This smooth drink goes down really easy! The pineapple juice is the first to hit your taste buds, and in concert with the lime juice has a hint of sour. The sugar syrup cuts down the sourness very nicely though. The guava nectar adds a great, almost strawberry flavor to the cocktail.
I really like the guava nectar in this cocktail. It’s a nice change from the typical pineapple and citrus drinks. I used Cruzan Coconut Rum which added a great coconut flavor. Cruzan Coconut has a more authentic coconut flavor that is less sweet than Malibu. I’m guessing the Polynesian Village used Malibu back when they served this cocktail, but the Cruzan worked perfectly. With every sip I was imagining myself on the beach at the Polynesian enjoying the sun, the view of Cinderella’s Castle. Now that is a magical day!