REVIEW: Hollywood Lounge Rings in the 2022 Lunar New Year With Gin, Whiskey, and Soju Cocktails in Disney California Adventure

While not announced with the full menu release, Hollywood Lounge has joined the 2022 Lunar New Year celebrations at Disney California Adventure with one non-alcoholic drink and four cocktails.

Hollywood Lounge for 2022 Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Menu for Hollywood Lounge for 2022 Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Beverages:

  • 🆕Hibiscus Apple Juice: Hibiscus Syrup, with Lime and Apple Juice – $5.49
  • 🆕Golden Firecracker: Soju, Ginger Lychee Lemonade with Lychee Flavor-filled Boba, garnished with Basil – $15.00
  • 🆕Full Moon Fizz: Gin, Ginger Beer, Dragon Fruit Syrup and Lime Juice – $15.00
  • 🆕Green-Eyed Tiger: Whiskey, Peach Schnapps, Sweet & Sour topped with Sprite – $15.00
  • 🆕Dancing Dragon: Whiskey and Hibiscus Syrup, with Lime Juice and Apple Juice – $15.00

Photos of Menu Items from Hollywood Lounge for 2022 Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

*NEW* Hibiscus Apple Juice (non-alcoholic) – $5.49

Hibiscus Syrup, with Lime and Apple Juice

This is fine but not spectacular. It just tastes like less potent apple juice. A fun drink for those who don’t partake in alcohol, but the Ginger-Lychee Lemonade is a better choice.

*NEW* Golden Firecracker – $15.00

Soju, Ginger Lychee Lemonade with Lychee Flavor-filled Boba, garnished with Basil

Another soju cocktail, similar to the one over at Paradise Garden Grill, but where that one was complex, this one falls flat. The soju gives it a fermented taste, but other than that, it’s just sweet. The lychee-filled boba are nice, but unless you intentionally pop them, they don’t do much to change the flavor of the cocktail. Overall, we would skip this one in favor of the better ones.

*NEW* Full Moon Fizz – $15.00

Gin, Ginger Beer, Dragon Fruit Syrup, and Lime Juice

The Full Moon Fizz is great. The dragon fruit syrup dominates this drink, making it very sweet but drinkable. No alcohol bite, so it’s easy to have three or four of these without noticing. We really enjoyed this one.

*NEW* Green-Eyed Tiger – $15.00

Whiskey, Peach Schnapps, Sweet & Sour topped with Sprite

This is an odd and underwhelming cocktail. The whiskey and peach Schnapps are lost; it just tastes like vaguely-fruit flavored water. It’s hard to identify any of the flavors they say are there. The sweet and sour mix dominates it. Skip this one.

*NEW* Dancing Dragon – $15.00

Whiskey and Hibiscus Syrup, with Lime Juice and Apple Juice

This is the best cocktail on offer at Hollywood Lounge. The flavor of the Scotch comes through prevalently, providing the smoke of the dragon. The sweetness of the hibiscus balances it out and makes it a supremely enjoyable cocktail. It is still sweet as most drinks are at this establishment, but it works for this one where so many others are overdone. We very much enjoyed this cocktail, and we will be back for it again before the season is over.

Which drink will you try from Hollywood Lounge for the Lunar New Year? Let us know in the comments.