Spokane bartender becomes internet sensation with Disney themed drinks

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by FRANCES WANG & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 6:12 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 26 at 3:06 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- One of Spokane's local bartenders is setting out to create a whole new world of cocktails based on Disney characters.

Cody Winfrey is the bar manager at Chairs on Hamilton. Before he landed the gig, Winfrey kept being turned away from getting a bartending job because he did not have experience. He then decided to create the Disney themed cocktails and post them online for fun. The drinks blew up overnight. You could see them everywhere on social media.

Winfrey has created 46 different drinks based on Disney characters so far.

All of the drinks are carefully created from colors, to designs to the shape of the glass. Even the taste is based off the characters. Winfrey had no idea the drinks would become a sensation overnight.

“It was surreal I couldn’t really wrap my head around what was happening. Humbling is the best way I can describe it. You came from self taught and you’re like an inspiration to people to some degree and it’s just insane,” said Winfrey.  

Winfrey plans on creating an e-book with his drink recipes. He hopes to expand beyond just the Disney brand and create more based on video games and other pop culture genres.

To check out Winfrey's drink creations you can follow him on Facebook.

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