Carthay Circle Lounge Cocktails, Appetizers Elevate Theme Park Eats at Disney California Adventure Park

We can’t think of many places more special than the cool downstairs lounge at Carthay Circle Restaurant, where guest can sip a classy cocktail and relax – hard to imagine you’re in a theme park when you settle back in the comfy chairs and order a Pimm’s Punch, pear martini or the divine Bloody Mary (garnished with a dehydrated, horseradish-crusted tomato), all served in elegant glassware. Even the ice is drink-specific.

Add an order of the deviled eggs with smoked salmon and lemon crème fraîche, duck confit sliders or roasted Moroccan lamb meatballs and you’ll be totally transported to your happy place.

This short clip shows the bartenders in action. And below is the recipe for the classic Bloody Mary. We don’t have a recipe for the dehydrated horseradish-crusted tomato garnish, but it sips just fine without. Cheers!

Carthay Circle Lounge Bloody Mary
Serves 1

1.5 ounces Belvedere Bloody Mary Vodka
3 ounces Finest Call Loaded Bloody Mary Mix
1/4 ounce Fee Brothers Zesty Deli Dill Pickle Brine
4 drops The Bitter End BBQ Bitters
Dill sprig, dehydrated horseradish-crusted tomato slice, for garnish, optional

With ice, shake together vodka, Bloody Mary mix, pickle brine and bitters in a mixing glass. Strain over fresh ice in a tumbler and garnish with a dill sprig and dehydrated tomatoes, if desired.

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  • My husband enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Carthay Circle Lounge. We ordered the deviled eggs, the lamb meatballs, and the Vietnamese tacos. All of them were delicious! I had the double pear martini, and my husband had the gin and tonic with dill pickle brine, and we each loved our drinks. The thing we liked most about it was the atmosphere. Thankfully, there were only adults enjoying the lounge area while we were there. It was great to get in some grown-up time. Maggie, our server, was wonderful as well. We can’t wait to go back on our next trip!

  • Carthay Circle Restaurant is the jewel of Disney California Adventure. The decor: delightful. The menu: marvelous. The service: sublime.

    Unfortunately, I was disappointed when my server informed me a Bellini was not a request that could be accommodated. I had thought a bar as well stocked as Carthay Circle’s would have the necessary ingredients.

    That being said, the wine which was ordered was a wonder to the palate, and paired very well with the scrumptious rack of lamb.

    I impatiently await my return to Carthay Circle for many things, but finding another of its hidden Mickeys will be most delightful.

  • Hooray for James and Beth, two of our favorite 1901 / Carthay Circle bartenders! Brian is cool too. Mike & Sunnie

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