Cody is a huge Disney fan. His delicious villain-inspired cocktails have helped him enjoy the movies in a new way.
Giving the Villains Their Due
Disney movies have given us all unforgettable princesses, heroes and supporting friends over the years, but none of these characters would be as memorable without their villains, and Disney has created some of the best.
Heroes and princesses get all the attention, but don't we all secretly wish to be the villain sometimes as well? The drinks included here are inspired by these wonderful evildoers and plotters. I recommend enjoying these cocktails while watching the movies that inspired them!
1. Captain Hook From Peter Pan
Let's start our villain cocktail cruise with the great Captain Hook! This early Disney villain is a great character who really deserves his own drink, so here we have The Codfish, a great rum drink for any pirate.
This is a spicy, tangy cocktail with a hint of sweetness. The combination of spiced rum with peach and coconut is a strange but delicious mix of hard and soft.
- 3 ounces spiced rum
- 1 ounce peach liqueur
- Orange juice
- Coconut milk
Stir the rum and liqueur over ice in a lowball glass. Fill the rest of the glass with orange juice. Add a splash of coconut milk and garnish with an orange slice.
2. Ursula the Sea Witch From The Little Mermaid
Poor, naïve Ariel, the little mermaid, gets taken advantage of by Ursula, the evil Sea Witch, and what a great character she is! She works so hard to make her dream come true, but as is the case with all villains, she loses in the end. Regardless of Ursula's fate, this cocktail—the Sea Witch—pays tribute to this villainess.
This is a strong drink that combines sweet and sour fruit flavors with the creamy smooth taste of coconut. The shocking taste along with the dark purple color conjures a magic drink.
The Sea Witch
- 2 ounces sour grape pucker vodka
- 1 ounce Pinnacle fruit cocktail vodka
- 1 ounce coconut rum
- Grape juice
- Coconut flakes
Rim a highball glass with coconut flakes. Stir vodka and rum over ice in the glass. Fill the glass the rest of the way with grape juice.
3. Dr. Facilier From The Princess and the Frog
Along with a beautiful princess, The Princess and the Frog gifted us with yet another fantastically charismatic and colorful villain—Dr. Facilier. There is no doubt that the story would not be worth watching without this character, and a cocktail in his honor is well deserved, so here is the Dr. Voodoo drink!
This is a simple drink to make, but the taste is incredibly complex. The rum and ginger beer create a spicy, zesty flavor, and the combination of white chocolate and cherry bourbon makes for a smooth, dessert-like flavor. This mystifying drink will surprise you in a delicious way.
- 2 ounces spiced rum
- 1 ounce Red Stag cherry-flavored bourbon whiskey
- 1 ounce white chocolate liqueur
- Ginger beer or root beer
Stir rum, whiskey, and liqueur over ice in a lowball glass. Fill the glass with root beer or ginger beer.
4. The Cheshire Cat From Alice in Wonderland
Is the disappearing purple Cheshire cat a villain? Who really knows since everyone in Wonderland is mad anyway! This great character is often overshadowed by the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter, but today we are giving this wonderful feline his due; here is the Purple Cat cocktail for you to enjoy.
This drink may not look like a special drink in the glass, but like the cat it is named for, it is full of surprises. The insane combination of smooth chocolate, spicy pepper, tangy mango, and creamy marshmallow creates a surprising and intense flavor experience that is sure to amaze your senses.
The Purple Cat
- 1 ounce Pinnacle marshmallow-flavored vodka
- 1 ounce mango vodka
- 1 ounce Absolut Peppar vodka
- 1 ounce dark chocolate liqueur
- Maraschino cherries
Pour vodkas and liqueur over ice in a highball glass. Fill with sprite. Garnish with 3 maraschino cherries.
5. Jafar From Aladdin
I saved Aladdin and the great Jafar for my last cocktail because I really love this movie, and Jafar is one of my favorite villains. Aladdin was such a great movie, and Jafar is the perfect foil for both Genie and Aladdin. This cocktail is called the Snake Charmer.
This drink is incredibly powerful and exotic. The cinnamon and anise flavors create a clash of spice and heat, and the fireball adds a gorgeous red color and an extra burst of cinnamon.
The Snake Charmer
- 1 ounce vodka
- 2 ounces cinnamon liqueur
- 1 ounce Pernod licorice liqueur
- Fireball candy
Shake vodka and liqueur over ice and strain into a martini glass. Add a fireball candy and let it sit until the candy is white.
These five Disney-villain-inspired cocktails should get you looking at these classic movies in a whole new way. Perhaps one day we will even get those good girl characters and their sidekicks their own cocktails as well!
© 2017 Cody Kelly