Animated Disney characters can be described in three words: whimsical, colorful, incredible. Mixologist Cody Winfrey’s Disney Cocktail Series does all that but adds a fourth word, and that is “delicious.” And “boozy.” Okay, that’s five words. These drinks bring to our taste buds what Disney brings to our eyes, ears, and hearts. Finally, here’s a way to throw a Disney party without feeling like a child.
Cody, who grew up watching Disney movies at his grandma’s house, is a self-taught mixologist with a background in photography. His favorite character is Maleficent, and he has her tattooed on his arm. In creating the cocktails, he strives to match the characters in look and flavor. In “Glass Slipper,” Cinderella’s classic pale blue dress and sweetness is represented by blueberry vodka and whipped cream. Ariel’s nautical hues are characterized by a tropical colored frozen drink in the appropriately named “Sirens Song.” And no one would dare to be late to tea time if the Hatter’s “Mad Tea,” were being served, garnished with a tea bag whose label enticingly commands, “drink me.”
Cody has been working on this series since February 2014 and, together with his graphic designer, is working on an e-book. Check out this gallery of Cody’s Disney-themed cocktails.