Strolling around Epcot’s World Showcase is a great way to spend a few hours or an entire day exploring the 11 represented countries. The one-mile promenade around a picturesque lagoon lets guests try exciting restaurants reflective of each country’s culinary culture, shop for unique souvenirs, and enjoy exciting entertainment. Epcot hosts several popular festivals during the year, such as the International Festival of the Arts, the International Flower and Garden Festival, and the International Food and Wine Festival. Guests visiting during these special events can sample delicious food and beverages from many international kiosks arranged around the World Showcase walkways.
No matter what time of year guests are visiting, a fun way to spend the day is to try a delicious delicacy from each country. Don’t forget to try a beverage from each country’s pavilion as well! Here are my must-try drinks to enjoy on your next adventure to the World Showcase. It’s a good idea to enjoy these drinks at a leisurely pace, or even break the beverage adventure up into more than one day.
1. Fiesta Margarita – Mexico
This one is a no brainer. Guests must try a refreshing margarita from the Mexico pavilion, of course! This pavilion offers many different types and flavors, both fresh and frozen. Whichever you chose, you can’t go wrong. My favorite is the Fiesta Margarita, a frozen concoction of strawberry, passion-mango, and lime.
2. Linie Aquavit Glacier Shot – Norway
While beer and wine are available in the Norway pavilion, try a Linie Aquavit Glacier Shot instead. Drinking a shot of this will make you a true Viking!
3. Canto Loopy – China
The China pavilion has many delicious beer, wine, and mixed drink choices, but a must-try beverage is definitely the Canto Loopy. Available at the Joy of Tea stand, this drink is a refreshing blend of vodka and cantaloupe juice.
4. Beer Flight – Germany
The must-try beverage from the Germany pavilion is, without a doubt, beer. Can’t decide which beer to order? Try a beer flight and enjoy smaller glasses of several different kinds.
5. Limoncello – Italy
Italy offers a delicious assortment of wines, beer, and cocktails. The Limoncello is always a popular choice, but the Bellini is a great option as well. This drink is a sweet blend of peach juice and Prosecco sparkling wine.
6. Sam Adams – The American Adventure
The patriotic thing to do at this pavilion is to grab a Sam Adams beer at the Fife and Drum Tavern while enjoying a fresh funnel cake.
7. Plum Wine Cooler – Japan
Many guests head to the sake bar when visiting the Japan pavilion, but other delicious choices are the refreshing Plum Wine Cooler or a frozen Kirin beer.
8. Moroccarita – Morocco
The Morocco pavilion is a terrific place to order one of several good Mediterranean beers like Efes or Casa. I recommend trying the Moroccarita, consisting of triple sec, lemon and lime juice, and vodka. It’s a perfect cocktail to enjoy while listening to the outdoor Moroccan bands.
9. Grey Goose Lemonade Slush – France
Guests strolling around the lovely France pavilion almost always have a Grey Goose Lemonade Slush or Grand Marnier Orange Slush in hand. Either of these popular drinks is a very refreshing choice on a warm Florida day.
10. Snake Bite – United Kingdom
Grab a traditional beer like Bass, Harp, Stella, or Newcastle while you’re listening to the British Revolution live band that plays in the gazebo behind the shops. If you pop into the Rose & Crown Pub, try one of the popular half and half combos, like the Snake Bite, which is cider topped with a Harp Lager.
11. La Fin du Monde – Canada
The Canada pavilion is the last stop in your trip around the World Showcase. If you’ve made it this far, try La Fin du Monde, a popular Canadian beer available at the outside snack kiosk.