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These Over The Top Cocktails Are Inspired By Cinematic Classics

Castaway Burbank can really hold its own when it comes to mouthwatering dishes like their Lobster Pot Pie. However, the hidden Los Angeles Gem also holds another secret that only locals know about. Film buffs and alcohol aficionados, you’ll want to check this out.

The Green Room, a secret bar/cocktail lounge inside of Castaway is home to a community that loves everything film. At the bar, one can order from a menu of intricate cocktails that are each individually inspired by a cinematic classic.

Here are some that you’ll find on the menu.


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Short Round, named after Harrison Ford’s sidekick in the classic Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, is a visual masterpiece. The cocktail is made with Macallan 12, Dolin Blanc, and Suze. Stired and strained, it’s placed in the chest (on a bed of grass) and served alongside a dry ice skull.

Belle, based off of the iconic rose from Beauty and the Beast, features Ketel One Botanical, St. Germain, Clarified Lemon, and 1-1 simple syrup. The cocktail is presented with a special technique that features smoking incense and the use of dried flowers to create an atmospheric aromatic rather than one that simply comes from the cocktail or garlic.

It’s served in a bell jar that’s filled with smoke.

Pirates of the Caribbean fans will want to order the Flying Dutchman, a cocktail that serves two people.

They stir and strain stolen smoked rum, Novo Fogo cachaça, Smith & Cross, honey, clarified citrus, and Allspice, and finish the drink by infusing the ship carafe with orange wood smoke. As the drink is poured into the glass, the ghost ship arises within the foggy cocktail sea. A haunting beverage that’s perfect for a melancholic evening.

You can find these cocktails and more movie-inspired beverages inside the hidden Green Room at Castaway.

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Golden Churros Are Disneyland’s Newest Treasure

Legend has it, on the 50th anniversary of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, a treasure will appear for all to enjoy. Last Saturday, that treasure took the form of Golden Churros from the theme park.

For specifics, Disneyland took their traditional churros and dipped them in a bright yellow, lemon-flavored sugar that creates the illusion of glistening gold.

The limited-time item coincided with the 50th anniversary celebration of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction located in New Orleans Square at the Anaheim, CA theme park. Guests of Disneyland can grab the churro at the cart found in New Orleans Square of the park, where it will be available for a limited time while supplies last.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales also hits theaters this year on May 26.

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Caught this tubular photo on BuzzFeed earlier today. Amazingly constructed, and even though it resembles a skull, it leaves me curiously hungry. Anyone down for a bucket of McDonald’s fries? Let’s go!