Day 11: Easy Like Sunday Morning / H&H@TP 2017

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In the evening Steve and I went to grab a bite to eat and a cocktail at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto – there wasn’t any room inside the grotto itself which was annoying as it’s so cool in there – so we sat out on the Tiki Terrace instead.

The evenings are cooler in December, so sitting outside in the evening is pleasant – rather than sticky and humid like it is in the summer!

Trader Sam's Tiki Terrace
Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace
Trader Sam's Menu

If you’ve read my previous trip reports, you will know that I love a souvenir mug/glass, and all (or nearly all) of the cocktails at Trader Sam’s come in glasses that can be bought as a souvenir.

There are some awesome cocktails available – you can see them in the pictures below with their accompanying glasses. They also have some non-alcoholic mocktails too.

Trader Sam’s Cocktails

  • Polynesian Pearl – RumChata Cream Liqueur, Grand Marnier, and Cinnamon with Tropical Juices. The Pearl is yours to keep!
  • Nautilus – Barbancourt Pango Rhum, Appleton Estate Reserve Rum, Combier Crème de Pêche de Vigne Liqueur, Tropical Juices and Falernum. Served in a souvenir Nautilus.
  • Uh-Oa! – Myers’s Original Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, Orange, Passion Fruit, Guava, Pineapple, and Grapefruit Juices, Falernum, Cinnamon, and fresh Lime Juice. Recommended for Two or more Guests.
  • Castaway Crush – Leblon Cachaça, Cream of Coconut, Pineapple, Cinnamon, and fresh Lime Juice.
  • Rosita’s Margarita – Casamigos Reposado Tequila, Bols Orange Curaçao, fresh Lime Juice, Falernum, and Organic Agave Nectar.
  • Hippopotomai-Tai – Coruba Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, Bols Orange Curaçao, Orgeat (Almond), Organic Agave Nectar, and fresh Lime Juice.
  • Krakatoa Punch – Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Pyrat XO Reserve Rum, Orgeat (Almond), Sam’s Gorilla Grog, and Hibiscus Genadine.
  • Tiki TIki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum – Pyrat XO Reserve Rum, cream of Coconut, and Pineapple and Orange Juices dusted with Cinnamon and Nutmeg.
  • Shrunken Zombie Head – Gosling’s 151 Black Seal Rum, Appleton Estate Reserve Rum, Bacardi 8 yr Rum, Tropical Juices, Falernum, and Cinnamon.
  • Dark & Tropical Stormy – Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, fresh Lime Juice, Ginger Beer, and Falernum.
  • Spikey Pineapple – Barbancourt Pango Rhum blended with Pineapple Soft-serve.
  • Mosquito Mojito – Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum, Organic Agave Nectar, Falernum, Mint, and fresh Lime Juice topped with Soda water.
  • Tahitian Torch – ByeJoe Dragon Fire Spirit, Tropical Juices, Passion Fruit, and fresh Lime Juice.
  • Rum Flight – ¾ oz. pour of each: Bacardi 8 yr, Pyrat XO Reserve, Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 yr.
  • Sam’s No-Booze Brews
    • Skipper Sipper – Tropical Juices, Organic Agave Nectar, Falernum, Mint, and fresh Lime Juice topped with Soda Water.
    • Schweitzer Falls – Tropical Juices and Sam’s Gorilla Grog topped with Sprite.
    • Polynesian Punch – Sam’s Gorilla Grog and Hibiscus Grenadine. Served in a Souvenir Sipper.
Uh-Oa! at Trader Sam's
Uh-Oa!

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto & Tiki Terrace

Cocktails

We decided to share the Uh-Oa! if we were going to get any souvenir glass, we might as well get one of the biggest ones! I had wanted the rum flight, but they had run out of those particular glasses…

The Cast Member who served us told us a story about the cocktail, which I can’t remember now, but part of it was lighting fire to the spices that are piled up on each corner of the glass which caused little sparks to fly – drinks and a show!

Uh-Oa! at Trader Sam's
Uh-Oa!

Appetizers

As well as cocktails, Trader Sam’s also has some appetizers on the menu. When we visited there were eight to choose from.

  • Headhunter Sushi Roll ($15)
  • Chicken Lettuce Cups with Hoisin Ginger Sauce ($11)
  • Kalua Pork Tacos with Cabbage and Pickled Vegetables ($10)
  • Hawaiian Poke with Sriracha Aïoli ($13)
  • Salmon Oshizushi ($14)
  • Roasted Chicken and Pork Pâté Bánh Mì Sliders ($10)
  • Corn-Battered Portuguese Sausages with Curry Ketchup ($9)
  • Pan-Fried Dumplings with Soy-Sesame Dipping Sauce ($9)

We decided on the Kalua Pork Tacos and the Roasted Chicken and Pork Pâté Bánh Mì Sliders which we both enjoyed.

Kalua Pork Tacos at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
Kalua Pork Tacos
Roasted Chicken and Pork Pâté Bánh Mì Sliders at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
Roasted Chicken and Pork Pâté Bánh Mì Sliders

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto & Tiki Terrace » Polynesian Village

Bill: $60 + Tax: $3.90 + Tip: $11.10 = $75
TiW Discount: $n/a


Total Paid: $75

We ended the day on the beach watching the Electric Water Pageant, followed by the fireworks, which this evening, was Holiday Wishes as it was a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party night.

And that’s where I will sign off on today’s trip report – leaving you with some of the photos I took. You will have to excuse the awful and blurry ones from the water pageant – one day I’ll get good shots!

Holiday Wishes Fireworks
Holiday Wishes Fireworks
Holiday Wishes Fireworks
Holiday Wishes Fireworks

Read about the day after:
Day 12: Fire & Water
Pool Time / Lunch at Oasis Pool Bar & Grill / Hollywood Studios / Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam! Holiday Firework Show / Dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse

Read about the day before:
Day 10: A Star Wars Kinda Day
Breakfast at The Wave / Contemporary / Bay Lake Tower / Hollywood Studios / Magic Kingdom

» Read ALL the days!

The waiting area/terrace near Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
The waiting area/terrace near Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

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