Kungaloosh
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Kungaloosh
Cocktail recipe

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3.87 / 5
Created as the signature cocktail of the now defunct Adventurer's Club on Pleasure Island at Walt Disney World, the drink is not forgotten among its eccentric and dedicated fan base. ... more Created as the signature cocktail of the now defunct Adventurer's Club on Pleasure Island at Walt Disney World, the drink is not forgotten among its eccentric and dedicated fan base. The name Kungaloosh refers both to the drink itself and the Club's toast and greeting. The drink can also be currently ordered at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel in California.
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Base ingredient
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Coconut rum
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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27.13% | 3.5 units *

Method
How to make a Kungaloosh

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Pour into a cocktail glass, add a maraschino cherry and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I correctly shake the Kungaloosh cocktail to ensure it's well mixed?

To properly shake the Kungaloosh cocktail, first, fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add the coconut rum, vodka, pineapple juice, a dash of cranberry juice, and melon liqueur into the shaker. Secure the lid or shaker top and shake vigorously for about 10 to 15 seconds. This action chills the ingredients while diluting the cocktail slightly, ensuring a well-mixed, cold drink. Then, strain the contents into a chilled cocktail glass.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Kungaloosh cocktail to enhance its flavors?

The Kungaloosh cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass to maintain its cold temperature, enhancing the drink's flavors. Optionally, garnishing with a slice of pineapple or a maraschino cherry not only adds a visual appeal but can also complement the tropical notes of the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Kungaloosh cocktail if I don't have coconut rum or melon liqueur?

Yes, if you don't have coconut rum, you can substitute it with white rum and a splash of coconut extract or coconut water for the coconut flavor. For the melon liqueur, a possible substitution could be a splash of peach schnapps or any fruit-flavored liqueur, though this will alter the cocktail's original taste profile.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Kungaloosh compare to other popular cocktails?

The Kungaloosh has an alcohol content of 27.13%, making it moderately strong in comparison to other cocktails. Classic cocktails like the Margarita typically range around 33% alcohol by volume, and a Mojito is around 20%. Therefore, the Kungaloosh sits in a moderate position, offering a balanced option for those who prefer a cocktail that's neither too strong nor too light.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Kungaloosh cocktail?

The Kungaloosh cocktail, with its tropical and fruity notes, is perfect for summer parties, beach gatherings, or any event where a refreshing, exotic drink would be appreciated. Its vibrant color and unique taste also make it a great choice for themed parties or as a signature cocktail at special events.

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