Frozen Slush drinks are by no means new to Magic Kingdom.
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You’ll find them in all sort of places in a variety of flavors.
Pinocchio Village Haus is known for changing it up with slushes dedicated to characters from the Pinocchio story and film (examples include the former Jiminy Cricket Slush and the current Blue Raspberry Slush in honor of the Blue Fairy).
The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland offers an array of Icee-type slushes in four different flavors: Blue Raspberry, Cherry, Minute Maid Lemonade, and Coca-Cola. Cheshire Cafe serves arguably the most popular versions of slush drinks: Lemonade and Raspberry Lemonade.
You can also find the Raspberry Lemonade at Sunshine Tree Terrace, along with a Pina Colada Slush (sans rum) to boot. And I haven’t even mentioned the Liberty Swirl Slush at Sleepy Hollow — a patriotic red-and-blue combo of Strawberry and Blue Raspberry. OR the Cherry Slush with FOMZ at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.
Still with me in spite of the brain freeze 😉 ? Good. Because there is a place that’s managed to fly under the radar in the Slush game, and that’s Columbia Harbour House. Like a few other spots, it does indeed serve the Lemonade Slush. But they have their very own spin on this frozen treat as well: the Iced Tea Lemonade Slush. And I’d yet to try it.
The Iced Tea Lemonade Slush has been on the menu for quite some time, but you’d almost never know it. On the back of the printed menu, the Lemonade Slush gets tops billing with a big ol’ picture on the bottom left, while the Iced Tea version just gets a small mention on the upper right corner.
The Iced Tea Lemonade Slush comes to you not entirely blended, so you see both components — the Iced Tea Slush and the Lemonade Slush — in a “layered” effect.
And, of course, the same thing happens with the flavors: sometimes you get
a burst of tart lemonade, sometimes more of that distinct sweetened iced tea flavor (you do need to like the taste of iced tea to enjoy this drink), and sometimes a combo of both like an “Arnold Palmer,” only frozen.
I had no idea I would enjoy this so much, and I’m basically kicking myself for not trying it ages ago. The way it all comes together is kind of like a slush for adults — of course, not “adult” as in an alcoholic beverage (this is, after all, the Magic Kingdom, and you won’t find alcohol anywhere other than the wine and beer served for dinner only at Be Our Guest Restaurant). Rather, the iced tea helps to temper the whole thing so you don’t end up with something uber syrupy-sweet like the Blue Raspberry Slush at Pinocchio Village Haus. Instead, the result is something a bit more pleasing to an adult palate with all the childlike fun of a slushy drink. I found it to be a terrific mix!
Now, why Columbia Harbour House for this hidden gem of a slush? My only guess is that it’s a nod to the Boston Tea Party of Revolutionary War days, fitting for the Liberty Square setting of Columbia Harbour House. But maybe that’s overthinking things… regardless, I’m glad it’s there. Because I, for one, will definitely be back for it!
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