EPCOT is a popular theme park at Walt Disney World known for its World Showcase pavilions that feature immersive cultural exhibits and tasty cuisine from 11 different countries around the world. There’s a lot to do as you make your way around EPCOT’s World Showcase, but one of the best ways to get a flavor of all the countries is to drink your way around the world!
This EPCOT drinking game has become a popular activity among fans over the years, and it entails getting a drink from every single pavilion in one day. But, how do you decide what to try with so many different drinks to choose from?
Whether you’re a seasoned EPCOT veteran or a first-time visitor, here’s the ultimate guide to drinking around the world EPCOT style at Walt Disney World in Florida!
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ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR DRINKING AROUND THE WORLD EPCOT STYLE
You don’t have to opt for alcoholic drinks to officially drink your way around the world in EPCOT, but if you do, it’s important to pace yourself! You’ve got all day to sip your way through the countries, so take your time to explore all that the pavilions have to offer like shows, attractions, and museums.
And, don’t forget to eat and drink water! Of all the Disney World theme parks, some of the best, and most authentic, food can be found in EPCOT, so enjoy some of that too.
You may also notice that there are more food and drink options available at several food booths around World Showcase, and in what was formerly Future World near Test Track and other attractions, if you’re visiting during one of EPCOT’s seasonal festivals. These booths bring even more delicious international flavors to the park that you don’t want to overlook. For example, last year during the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, the Ireland booth had a must-try Bailey’s Irish Cream shake!
With so many drinks available though, it’s important to do some planning! Before you arrive, determine a budget that you’re comfortable with and decide what drinks you definitely want to try. Drinking around the world means that you’ll be having 11 different drinks (and maybe even more!) throughout the day, and knowing what you want will make it easier to squeeze them all in.
Wondering what are the must-try drinks in each pavilion? Here’s a drinking-around-the-world tour of the best alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in every World Showcase pavilion at EPCOT!
THE BEST DRINKS IN EACH EPCOT PAVILION
When it comes to the best drinks in the Mexico Pavilion, you can’t go wrong with a margarita. But, the most buzz-worthy cocktail? It’s got to be the Avocado Margarita!
The La Cava Avocado can be ordered at La Cava del Tequila and is made with Tromba Blanco tequila, melon liqueur, fresh avocado, and lime juice and served frozen with hibiscus salt rim. It has a creamier consistency than you might expect from a margarita (because it’s frozen) and the strong, smooth tequila flavor is balanced by the hibiscus salt rim.
If an avocado margarita sounds a bit too adventurous but you still want something boozy, stop by Choza de Margarita! This popular outdoor bar often has long lines, but the menu is pretty simple with four different flavors of frozen margarita available year-round.
The most popular drink here is the Fiesta Frozen Margarita which is a combination of the strawberry, classic lime (made with lime juice), and mango loco frozen margarita mixes. Or, you can try the frozen margarita created by celebrity actor Neil Patrick Harris (who is a huge Disney fan himself!), called the Black Magic.
For an alcohol-free drink that still has an authentic Mexican flare, head to La Cantina de San Angel. They have a Mexican Soda on the menu with your choice of Pineapple, Mango, or Fruit Punch and it is one of the best drinks there!
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If your first stop around World Showcase was Mexico, then your next stop is the Norway Pavilion. Morning is a good time to grab your drink in this country, because the main ingredient is coffee!
The Frozen Viking Coffee from Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe has become popular among park-goers and it’s easy to understand why – it features Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Kamora Coffee Liqueur with coffee-chocolate sauce and is then garnished with coffee-chocolate crunch.
For a non-alcoholic version of this delicious chocolate-coffee concoction, order up the Kristoff Kaffe.
You don’t have to go far to grab a drink in the China Pavilion! The Joy of Tea kiosk is located on the main walkway around World Showcase Lagoon and it’s the best place to grab both an alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink.
For something boozy, order the fan-favorite Tipsy Ducks In Love cocktail. It replaced the long-loved Green Tea Plum Slush on the menu and is made with bourbon, black tea, coffee, cream, and chocolate. You can also get it without the bourbon to make it something that anyone in your party can sip on!
Traveling with kiddos? They’ll be talking about the Coca-Cola Frozen Slush from the Refreshment Outpost for weeks!
This small pavilion is situated between the China and Germany Pavilions and is a great place to stop on a hot day. The Florida heat can be brutal, but a Frozen Slush or craft beer from here is sure to help cool you down!
It might come as no surprise to hear that the Germany Pavilion in EPCOT is known for having some of the best beers in the park. And, if you’re not sure which one to choose on the menu, give the famous Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen a try! It has a citrusy flavor and is on the lighter side when it comes to beer. So, even people who aren’t self-proclaimed beer lovers will likely enjoy it.
You can get the grapefruit beer from any of the food kiosks, but there’s an even better way to order it that not many people know about! If you have a reservation for Biergarten (the table-service restaurant in the pavilion), you can order yourself a liter or a half liter of the beer. And, trust us, the beer is so good that you’ll be glad you have more than 16 oz in your cup!
Biergarten also is home to the best non-alcoholic drink in the pavilion – the German Spezi. It is a tasty mix of Coca-Cola and Fanta Orange.
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Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in the Italy Pavilion is where you’ll find some of the world’s finest wines. But, instead of ordering just a glass of wine, get one of the wine flights! The wines in the flight rotate throughout the year, so ask a Cast Member what the drink options are before you order.
Prefer a non-alcoholic drink? Go to the new gelato stand in the pavilion, La Gelateria Toscana! The “Affogato” Espresso Gelato is a must-try for coffee and ice cream fans, as it is made with Fresh Italian Espresso poured over Vanilla Gelato with Amaretto Cookies.
If you’re not a coffee fan, the “Affogato” Al Cioccolato is similar, but it’s made with homemade hot chocolate poured over vanilla gelato and topped with whipped cream and a wafer cookie.
You’re officially halfway around the world when you make it to the American Adventure pavilion (which is also often referred to as the America Pavilion)! There are a lot of really good alcoholic beverages to enjoy here, so you’ll have to do some research to decide which is the best choice for you.
The most talked about drink in the pavilion is the Moonshine Sour and it can be found at the Regal Eagle Smokehouse Outdoor Bar. It is made with Ole Smoky blackberry moonshine, blood orange, blackberry, and lemon.
The cocktail is definitely on the sweeter side, so if you’re not a fan of fruity cocktails go to Block & Hans instead and try one of the many craft beers and ciders brewed across the United States.
For a non-alcoholic drink, go to Regal Eagle Smokehouse (one of the quick-service restaurants in the pavilion) and ask for the Berry Punch. It is a refreshing mix of White Grape Juice with Strawberry, Peach, and Blackberry.
And, no matter what drink you’re opting for, a great way to enjoy it is by finding a seat at the America Gardens Theatre in the pavilion while watching one of the stage shows!
The Japan Pavilion just might be the most underrated when it comes to drinking around the world. You’ll find some really good specialty cocktails here, including the famous Violet Sake from the Garden House sake bar located just across from Mitsukoshi Department Store. This drink tastes a lot like a Jolly Rancher and has been a personal favorite of fans for years.
If you’re more of a wine drinker, don’t skip out on the Plum Wine! You can order it from Katsura Grill (one of the quick service restaurants), Garden House, and Kabuki Cafe.
There aren’t necessarily any really good drinks that are non-alcoholic in the Japan Pavilion, but the Kakigōri from Kabuki Cafe is close enough! It is Japanese Shaved Ice available in Rainbow, Strawberry, Melon, Cherry, Tangerine, or Blue Raspberry flavors.
You don’t have to go searching in the Morocco Pavilion for a tasty drink! Just stop by Oasis Sweets & Sips near Spice Road Table and try the Frozen Mint Tea. It is a simple mint tea made with Bombay Sapphire Gin.
It’s even a good choice as a non-alcoholic drink – just ask for it without the gin!
Looking for a strong drink? A sweet drink? A drink that doubles as a dessert? You can find them all in the France Pavilion! Les Vins des Chefs de France is the most convenient place to grab a drink on your way around with world with the Grand Marnier Orange Slush (also known as the gray goose orange slush or “Orange Slush”) being the popular menu item. It is a sweet frozen drink made with Grand Marnier, Rum, Grey Goose Orange, and orange juice.
For a similar drink that is more like dessert, head to Les Artisans des Glaces in the back of the pavilion! They serve a Frozen Ice Cream Martini that has 2 scoops of ice cream with your choice of a shot of Grand Mariner, whipped cream vodka, or rum.
If you’d prefer something without the booze, Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie is right next door and serves up some specialty coffees. You can find a variety of drinks like espresso, cappuccino, or latte all featuring coffee that is exclusive to the France pavilion. Just note that you won’t find any iced coffees in the entire pavilion, only hot ones.
UNITED KINGDOM PAVILION
The United Kingdom Pavilion is one of the only countries in EPCOT that features a full-service bar – Rose & Crown Pub. The Cast Members here can whip up almost any drink you might want. But, they also have some specialty cocktails on the menu that feature a UK flare.
For example, the Welsh Dragon is a popular choice for park-goers. It is a mix of Peach Schnapps, Melon Liqueur, Crème de Menthe, Orange Juice, and Pineapple Juice served in a Souvenir Cup. Another one of the fan-favorite drinks is the Snake Bite, which is made with Half Cider and Half Harp Lager – the perfect middle-ground for people who don’t love beer but still want a refreshing sip. And, speaking of beer, there’s also a UK beer cart nearby, but the selection is pretty slim.
The best place to get a non-alcoholic drink in the UK Pavilion is Yorkshire County Fish Shop. The Twinings of London English Breakfast Tea is a fun authentic drink here. Or, if you’re visiting during the Festival of the Holidays, see if the Hot Toddy is available in the gift shop that sells Twining Tea!
Whether the Canada pavilion is your first stop or your last stop around World Showcase, you don’t want to miss out on the Ice Wine that is served at Le Cellier Steakhouse. It is some of the very best dessert wines you’ll taste! Not a wine fan? Try their Canadian beer instead! Le Cellier is a table-service restaurant though, so it’s a good idea to make your reservation at least 60 days in advance of your visit.
The Popcorn Cart located on the walkway in the pavilion also has some noteworthy drinks from time to time, including non-alcoholic specialties. The menu here rotates though, so be sure to ask what’s available when you visit.
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