Have you ever had a cocktail with gun powder in it? What about tobacco? Are your martinis garnished with caviar stuffed olives? No? Better head on over to the MYTH Bar in Orlando then.
When I received the invite for the preview event for MYTH at the Hilton Bonnet Creek at Walt Disney World I thought “DONE DEAL”! This property is my FAVORITE home-away-from home. I’ve written several stories about Bonnet Creek on “Where’s Amanda?” and you can read about them here, here, here, here and here.
The Hilton Bonnet Creek started their lobby bar remodel last year and when I found out about it I was left scratching my head. I’m of the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” frame of mind. I thought the lobby was stunning and that SENA Bar (the lobby bar at the time) was perfectly fine just the way it was. I had shared bar snacks and craft beers with friends and family many an evening over the years here. I just couldn’t understand why anything needed to change…until I saw the finished product.
How gorgeous is that?
And there’s a story about the ladies that grace the ceiling. The night of the grand opening we got the run down from a few storytellers.
As the story goes…
The Bonnet sisters summered with their family at their Bonnet Creek Estate. As children they would frolic in the water, dreaming themselves transformed into mythical sea creatures. To see them swim – you’d swear they were part mermaid – a rumor they would never refute. As they grew, they blossomed into true water goddesses – smart, fashionable and fit, loved by everyone. Over time stories of these sociable young ladies became more and more sensational. People spoke of their effervescent charm and cool grace, wondering if the local waters held the secret to eternal youth. Several were certain they had seen fins or tails glittering under the waves. Summers came and went, and still the myth endured. Some say when the moon is full and bright, you can still see the Bonnet sisters shimmering in the blue waters, as if following their bliss to the stars!
MYTH is not only a place to quench your insatiable thirst but also your hunger. I tried some of the eats. Let’s just say I will be back to sample more.
Now here’s a look at the eight craft cocktails you can find only at MYTH.
BLISS TO THE STARS
PREMIUM VODKA / STAR ANISE SYRUP / BELLE BRILLET / CLUB SODA
HERB INFUSED VODKA / DRY CHAMPAGNE / CAVIAR STUFFED OLIVES
A SWEET ADULT PUNCH MADE FROM PURPLE CORN, FRUIT & SPICES
HIGH WEST WHISKEY / SWEET WATER / CHOCO BITTERS / ROASTED MARSHMALLOW
GOLD-FLAKED COINTREAU PEARLS TOPPED WITH CHAMPAGNE
TOBACCO INFUSED BOURBON / COCA-COLA SYRUP / GINGER ALE / GUNPOWDER
FLORIDA FRUIT INFUSED VODKA / ORANGE JUICE / SOUR MIX / WHITE COTTON CANDY
and your’s truly enjoying the latter two…
For those of you counting that’s seven cocktails…but wait. I promised you eight. Well the final cocktail is up to you. You see “Myths are public dreams, and dreams are private myths.” Real or imagined, it’s a reflection of your story. Sit up at the bar and get to know your bartender. Tell him a story or two about your own life and dreams and see what craft cocktail he creates just for you…
at the Hilton Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln.
Orlando, FL 32821
Open daily from 11am – 2am