Hi Dis Bakers!
Today we continue our series creating recipes from the book “Eat Like Walt” by Marcy Carrier Smothers. I don’t have to go on about how much I love this book because it’s a lot. I am also excited to tell you this week about the contest we are running so you can win a copy of the book. Stayed tuned on Friday to find out how you can win your very own copy of Eat Like Walt – The Wonderful World of Disney Food.
When I was trying to decide which recipe to make for this blog I went through a couple. For some reason nothing I made turned out like it was supposed too. This had nothing to do with this book. I tried all sorts of recipes from all sorts of cookbooks. I burned things, undercooked things, things came out hard, too soft. I’m not really sure why either. It was a little frustrating to be honest. So I decided to make something completely different than I normally do: a drink.
I don’t know why I don’t make more drinks on here. It’s by far one of the more popular things searched on the site. Especially any drink from Trader Sams. Though today we are going to make the Tahitian Terrace Punch from Tahitian Terrace that was in Disneyland.
I honestly didn’t know much about this place before reading Eat Like Walt. It was open from June 1962 to April 17, 1993 and it was located “behind Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room on the banks of the Jungle Cruise’s Jungle River”. It was a sit-down restaurant that served Cantonese and Tahitian dishes. I can tell this would have been a place I would have ate at all the time at. It also served Hamburgers, chicken pot pie and franks and beans for the less adventurous eaters out there. You guys know I love a themed restaurant too and this one even at a dinner show during the summer. A dinner show people! You’ll have to buy (or win!) the book to find out more fun tidbits the book shares with us.
I thought we would make the Tahitian Terrace Punch today because summer is coming and I thought it sounded like a great summer drink. Plus it’s super delicious.
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 3 tablespoons grenadine
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 11 1/2-ounce can Welch’s Grape Juice concentrate (white or concord)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons Tang Orange Powdered Drink
- 5 cups water
- In a large pitcher, mix together all the ingredients.
- Add ice.
- Pour into glasses.
This punch is awesome. This juice is sort of a cross of 5-Alive and Hi-C. It’s very sweet. The cookbook actually recommends cutting out the sugar to make it less sweet. It think it really depends on the kind of drinks you normally consume. If you normally just drink water this drink might be a lot for you, but if you drink 8 cokes a day, you will be just fine. Like a lot of punches, it does take a bunch of ingredients so you will have to plan ahead when you make it. It’s not really an open the fridge and mix sort of drink.
Make sure to check back here on Wednesday and Friday for two more amazing Disney Park recipe from Eat Like Walt. Also on Friday we will be announcing how you can win a copy of this great book.
Love you guys!