Have you ever gone drinking “Around the World” at Epcot? I was lucky enough to be able to drink and eat around the world on my last visit to Epcot and wanted to share some of the most delicious drinks from each of the 12 countries located in the World Showcase! You might be thinking, “I thought the World Showcase only had 11 county pavilions.” While not a full pavilion, there is the smaller Africa section located between China and Germany.
It shouldn’t be hard to guess what I had to drink in Mexico. A margarita, of course! I stopped at the Choza de Margarita stand and opted to try all three of the frozen margarita flavors in the Fiesta Margarita. The Fiesta Margarita mixes the wild strawberry, classic lime, and passion mango margaritas in one beautiful looking concoction. It was delicious as it was colorful and only $10.50.
After saying “hi” to Anna and Elsa, I stopped at the Scandinavian Draft Beer Cart for an Einstök Beer. The Einstök hails from Iceland and is a blend of a white ale and toasted porter. It is $9.00 and deliciously hoppy!
I might have had the margarita in Mexico but I also opted for a “Gingerita” in China! The Mango Gingerita is made with vodka and light rum with hints of mango and ginger. Words can’t describe how amazingly refreshing it was! The Mango Gingerita is $8.95 and found at the Joy of Tea Stand.
As previously mentioned, Africa is not exactly a full pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase but it does have the Refreshment Outpost and some very nice merchandise booths! At the Refreshment Outpost, I decided to try another beer – the Old Elephant Foot IPA. It was quite hoppy but quite tasty as well. My husband said this was one of his favorites of everything we drank. The Old Elephant Foot IPA is also a great deal at $7.75.
One of the most talked about drinks in Epcot’s World Showcase is the “grapefruit beer”, or officially, the Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen in Germany. I have to say it didn’t disappoint! While it wasn’t what I was expecting – it didn’t taste much like beer – it was quite good. I also found out the beer isn’t entirely beer! It consists of 50% Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen and 50% grapefruit juice. If you aren’t a beer drinker, I still suggest you try one! The grapefruit beer is located at Sommerfest and costs $9.25.
Since I was trying to keep it international, I did not stop for a drink in the United States Pavilion. However, I have heard great things about the Red Stag Lemonade that can be purchased at the Fife and Drum cart.
In Japan, I opted to try something I never tried before – frozen beer. The Kirin Frozen was so good and very inexpensive at just $6.75. I’m not really sure what they do to make it “frozen” but they just need to keep on doing it! Cold beer is good but a frozen beer in the hot Florida heat is great!
In Morocco, I opted for another drink that is only available during Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival– the Desert Rose. The Desert Rose is a sparkling wine mixed with a pomegranate liqueur. It is available at the Taste of Marrakesh booth and is $8.00 per pour. It was quite tasty!
I have to admit I had to try two drinks in France! First was the La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy available at the Fleur de Lys booth. It is important to note that the Rose Slushy is only available during the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. And yes, it is as great tasting as it looks! The Rose Slushy is made with Gray Goose Orange Vodka, St. Germain Liqueur, and white and red cranberry juice. It costs $10.75.
Next up, I had to try another slushy – the famous Orange Grand Marnier Slushy! The “Grand Ma” Slushy is made with Orange Gray Goose Vodka and orange juice and doesn’t disappoint. You can find it at the Les Vins des Chefs de France booth and is also $10.75.
I stopped by the Rose & Crown kiosk in the United Kingdom for a crisp and refreshing Magners Pear Cider. I have tried several ciders in the past and this Magners Pear Cider might be my favorite! It is $8.50.
Finally, I made it to Canada and had to try one of the drinks everyone has been raving about during the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival – the Maple Popcorn Shake. I was a little leery about popcorn in a drink but I was pleasantly surprised! Guests can enjoy the Maple Popcorn Shake with alcohol or not. The alcoholic Maple Popcorn Shake is served with Crown Royal Maple Whiskey. The leaded version is $11.75 and the unleaded version $4.50 or a snack credit with a Dining Plan.
I don’t even know how I can possibly pick a favorite of everything I sampled! Each drink was so different and so tasty at the same time. I would have to say my top three are the Margarita in Mexico, either of the slushies from France, and the Desert Rose in Morocco!
What is your favorite drink in Epcot’s World Showcase? Whatever it is, make sure to drink responsibly!
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