Mint To Be @ Lamplight Lounge

Price: $6.00

When: June 24, 2018, 11:30 AM

Reservations: Recommended

Verdict? Not recommended

It’s 11:30 in the morning on a random Sunday. A gaggle of us are ordering cocktails at the Lamplight Lounge, eager to try the new menu.

Elaine thinks it’s a tad early to be boozin’. She flips to the “non-alcoholic” section, starts perusing, and finds her choice: the “Mint To Be.”

The beverage gets our attention when it hits the table.

Visually, this is quite appealing: a large glass full of pink liquid, topped with a sprig of mint. We’re sitting outside, so sunlight plays through the glass. The drink looks vibrant and interesting.

A sip is taken.

Hm.

Sip #1 is OK. Promising. It’s got a mild strawberry flavor, and a mild watermelon flavor. Intriguing.

Sip #2 is equally … OK.

Sip #3 (and beyond) is when the thing falls over.

Like a lot of Disney’s specialty sodas (e.g., Ramone’s “Pear of Dice”, the Mint Julep), this is a drink that’s long on novelty and short on drinkability. Your first few sips start well. But when the novelty goes, so does everything else. (And, unfortunately, the novelty goes very, very quickly.)

This is crazy-sweet. The flavors taste fake. It’s like a strawberry-watermelon Jolly Rancher in liquid form.

Everyone at the table tried this. Nobody wanted to finish it.

Not recommended.