Greetings from Disney’s Outdated Key West Resort! This week we stopped by to take a look at the lunch choices at The Gurgling Suitcase! The Gurgling Suitcase is a soothing respite in Disney World, they usually didn’t at all times serve meals (although you possibly can order from Olivia’s). However for just a few years now they’ve their very personal menu!
It’s already tremendous sizzling in Florida so we had been excited to swing by for a fast chew and chilly drink! By the way in which, do you know the Gurgling Suitcase acquired its title from individuals attempting to smuggle alcohol from Cuba into Key West of their baggage? Inspectors would shake the suitcases to see if the “gurgled” — therefore the title The Gurgling Suitcase. All the time so intelligent, Disney.
The Gurgling Suitcase is a quaint hole-in-the-wall in between Olivia’s Cafe and Good’s Meals to Go. The partitions are adorned with fireplace station and police division patches which have been donated by DVC members!
You’ll additionally see donated license plates, and it’s such a enjoyable, private contact to the bar. One factor’s for positive, the DVC members at Outdated Key West positive love their resort! 🙂
There are just a few seats contained in the bar, however the majority of the seating is exterior. Should you’re headed to the out of doors seating (or the pool) the bartenders can package deal your meals and drinks to-go, so it’s simple and there’s no glass to fret about!
Personally, I really like the picnic tables and umbrellas. Discuss a terrific, stress-free house for a nosh and a drink!
There isn’t a ton of seating instantly close to the Gurgling Suitcase. However don’t overlook, you’re welcome to deliver your items to the pool — or wherever else across the resort for that matter!
As it’s possible you’ll count on, The Gurgling Suitcase provides bar meals, however with a enjoyable, beach-y twist.
And naturally the drink menu options numerous tropical flavors, together with numerous frozen delights!
We determined to strive the Conch Fritters, Pickle Chips, and Pork Nachos. And to drink we sampled the favored Turtle Krawl.
The Turtle Krawl is made with Siesta Key White Rum, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum with Grenadine, Pineapple Orange, and Key Lime Juices.
The Turtle Krawl was undoubtedly on the sweeter aspect, but it surely was very refreshing on a sizzling day! You may definitely style the rum, and the splash of Key Lime juice is a enjoyable twist.
The bartender additionally allow us to pattern the Key West Freeze. She was making it for an additional visitor and had some left within the blender, and requested if we needed a pattern. The reply is at all times “YES!”
The Key West Freeze is Vodka, Melon Liquor, Piña Colada Combine, Pineapple Juice and Strawberry Syrup. This was an exquisite shock! Studying the outline, it sounded sickly candy but it surely was truly very gentle and refreshing. I extremely advocate this when you’re out there for a frozen cocktail.
Now for the eats. First up, the Conch Fritters.
These are Olivia’s well-known recipe and are served with Key Lime Mustard and a spicy Remoulade Sauce for dipping.
These are frivolously fried to perfection! They’ve a little bit little bit of spice however past that there isn’t a really distinct taste. Nevertheless the dipping sauces are unbelievable. We cherished the kick of the Remoulade, and the tartness of the mustard. Should you order something at Olivia’s or the Suitcase, be sure that to order these!
We additionally tried the Fried Pickle Chips.
These additionally include the spicy Remoulade dipping sauce in addition to some scrumptious house-made Ranch dressing. So far as Pickle Chips go, these are wonderful. The pickle itself actually shines via — it doesn’t simply style like a bunch of fried batter. I might completely order these once more, with a aspect of that Key Lime Mustard.
Final however not least, we tried the Barbecued Pulled Pork Nachos.
Together with the pulled pork, these housemade chips are topped with Pepper Jack and Mozzarella cheese, contemporary Pico de Gallo and Jalapeños and Bitter Cream.
As you may see, the toppings had been plentiful! We additionally actually preferred using do-it-yourself chips as an alternative of basic tortilla chips in addition to the contemporary jalapenos and pico. Whereas this will not be probably the most distinctive taste mixture of all time, it actually hit the spot. Should you’re on the lookout for (shareable!) nosh throughout a pool day, this may definitely match the invoice.
Earlier than I left, a supervisor popped by and let me learn about a SECRET. MENU. DRINK. Now these are three phrases that undoubtedly peak our curiosity.
The drink is named the Slappy Joe’s Bourbon Berry Lemonade and it’s solely accessible at The Gurgling Suitcase. A few of it’s possible you’ll keep in mind the now-gone therapeutic massage home at Outdated Key West, Slappy Joe’s, which is the place this cocktail’s title comes from.
The Slappy Joe’s Bourbon Berry Lemonade is Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Blackberry Brandy, Odwalla Lemonade, and a splash of grenadine. It was an superior beverage! The Woodford comes via robust, so when you’re not a bourbon fan, that is most likely not the cocktail for you. But it surely’s an effective way to place a tropical twist on a bourbon drink, or take pleasure in one thing beach-y that’s not too candy.
However don’t overlook, this can be a Secret Menu Merchandise so that you’ll need to ask for it by title! 😉
Total, the Gurgling Suitcase stays a destination-worthy spot in Walt Disney World — and the scrumptious bar noshes solely make it higher! The drinks are refreshing and tropical and I’ll dream about that Key Lime Mustard till the subsequent time I can get to Outdated Key West. Which is able to hopefully be quickly as a result of The Gurgling Suitcase is an actual winner!
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