Tambu Lounge at the Polynesian resort serves up several tropical cocktails, and we have long been fans of visiting before a trip to Magic Kingdom, taking a mid-day break, or grabbing a drink to watch Wishes from the resort’s beach. We’re no strangers to the Backscratcher, Blue Hawaii and Tropical Macaw, but one cocktail I’ve recently wanted to try that I surprisingly had not was the Lapu Lapu.
The Lapu Lapu features Myer’s Original Dark Rum and Tropical Fruit Juices served in a fresh pineapple topped with Bacardi 151 Rum. Much like we order our Backscratchers without the actual backscratcher, I really didn’t need the drink to served in the shrink-wrapped pineapple. As fun as it is, I was interested in the cocktail, so I requested a regular glass. But even that regular glass is still fun!
The drink is mixed quite strong, and the fruit juices aren’t too sweet. The tart flavors are more prominent, making for a well-composed cocktail to those of us who don’t care for overly sweet cocktails. It might not keep me from ordering a Backscratcher in the future, but it’s a viable option when I’m looking for a change of pace.
Matt kept it simple with a draft Kona Longboard Lager, a crisp and smooth beer that we’ve both enjoyed before.