One of the best parts of a Walt Disney World vacation is getting to indulge in some delicious food and beverage options that would not be available or easy to come by at home. While dining is certainly a big deal in the Disney Parks and Disney Resorts, there are also countless specialty beverages offered that feature unique ingredients, flavors, and tastes. In addition to specialty non-alcoholic beverages for guests of all ages, specialty alcoholic beverages are absolutely amazing throughout Walt Disney World and a great way for guests to indulge and enjoy their vacation! Here are the top ten alcoholic specialty beverages in Walt Disney World to enjoy on any trip!
1. Tennessee Lemonade – Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
Epcot’s World Showcase is home to plenty of popular locations where guests can sample alcoholic beverages from around the world, and a great option can actually be found right in the heart of the America Pavilion. Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drinks & Barbecue serves up some delicious classic barbecue paired with house-made sauces, craft brews, and one specialty cocktail that is refreshing and strong. The Tennessee Lemonade combines Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey with Odwalla Lemonade and Peach for a tart, sour, and amazing option to sip while wandering through World Showcase.
2. Sangria-Tini – Barcelona Lounge
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has seen many changes recently including the perfect addition of a lounge that guests can’t get enough of. Barcelona Lounge is located just off of the main lobby at the Disney Resort and serves up appetizers inspired by the flavors of Spain in addition to some wonderful specialty cocktails. While there are plenty of great options to choose from, guests will love the Sangria-Tini which combines Stolichnaya Vokda, Garnacha Old Vines, Combier Crème de Peche De Vigne, and Sweet-and-Sour for the perfect beverage to sip and enjoy with a shared appetizer!
3. Green Milk Cooler – Milk Stand
Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has quickly become one of the most immersive and popular areas of the Disney Park thanks to incredible attractions and experiences as well as popular dining options. The Milk Stand is a quick service location where guests can try the famous Green and Blue Milks from the Star Wars films, but the location also serves up alcoholic versions of both beverages for a little extra goodness! The Green Milk Cooler features a plant-based blend of Coconut and Rice Milk with citrus and tropical undertones just like the non-alcoholic Green Milk, but also includes Corazon Blanco Tequila!
4. Jedi Mind Trick – Oga’s Cantina
Also located in Galaxy’s Edge is Oga’s Cantina where guests can truly feel as though they have stepped into an intergalactic watering hole filled with all sorts of futuristic concoctions and Rex playing some great music. Guests who can score a reservation to Oga’s Cantina can enjoy non-alcoholic options and small bites in addition to a small list of specialty cocktails each with unique names and flavors. The Jedi Mind Trick is a delicious option to enjoy as it features Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit and Rose Vodka, John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum, Bols Blue Curacao, White Grape Juice, Lime Juice, and Grapefruit Bitters for a tart and refreshing beverage.
5. Lavender Fog – Enchanted Rose
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa recently saw a refurbishment that resulted in the opening of a charming new lounge that brings a classic location from Beauty and the Beast to life. Enchanted Rose welcomes guests into an opulent setting that feels straight out of the Beast’s Castle and invites them to enjoy comfortable seating and sip on delicious cocktails inspired by the romance and whimsy of the tale. The Lavender Fog beverage combines Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin Rothman Crème de Violette, English Breakfast Tea, Vanilla, and Cream for a delicate and light cocktails with wonderful layers of flavor!
6. Leather & Tweed – The Edison
Disney Springs is home to a wide array of popular eateries and lounges, all of which feature their own distinct themes and menus that reflect flavors from around the world. The Edison is a very popular location both during the day for full meals and at night when live entertainment of all sorts begins. No matter what time of day, The Edison serves up some great signature cocktails that feature delicious flavor combinations and names that pay homage to the industrial setting. The Leather & Tweed cocktail is a great option to enjoy as it features Knob Creek Bourbon, Branca Menta, Simple Syrup, and Caol Ila Scotch for a smooth and smoky flavor.
7. Fig and Berries – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
Also found in Disney Springs is Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ which is a full service location open for brunch on the weekends and lunch and dinner daily with a menu that focuses on fresh Florida flavors and ingredients in comfort food. The cocktail list at the restaurant is no joke and a great beverage to enjoy is the Fig and Beries which combines fresh muddled strawberries with Dobel Diamante Resposado Tequila, fig jam, agave, and lime juice for a sweet and strong combination that is amazing!
8. Maelstrom – La Cava del Tequila
One of the most popular locations in all of Epcot that guests flock to for specialty cocktails can be found in the heart of the Mexico Pavilion in World Showcase. La Cava del Tequila is a cozy and warm lounge with limited seating that focuses strictly on tequila. In addition to tequila flights and specialty beverages, most guests at the location order one of the famous margaritas which combine unique flavors and tequila from around the world. The Maelstrom Margarita pays homage to the former attraction in the Norway Pavilion and packs the punch of Tequila Blanco, Mango Puree, Habanero Peppers, Blueberries, and Basil and is serves on the rocks with a Tajin Chili Powder rim for an extra kick!
9. Annapurna Zing – Nomad Lounge
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to some incredible dining locations as well as a popular lounge that features small bites and cocktails that highlight flavors from around the world. Nomad Lounge welcomes guests to both an outdoor patio and indoor seating area and features some incredible menu options including many specialty cocktails. Guests are sure to love sipping on the Annapurna Zing which combines Bombay Sapphire Gin, Passion Fruit Puree, Mint, Simple Syrup, and Lime Juice all topped with Ginger Beer and a glowing Lotus Flower souvenir.
10. Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini – California Grill
One of the most popular dining locations in all of Walt Disney World is the California Grill Which is located at the top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and offers beautiful views of the Magic Kingdom and surrounding area and a menu focused on the flavors of the Pacific Coast. With so many incredible courses and menu options to choose from, guests will love enjoying a specialty cocktail to pair with their meal. The Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini is a unique and flavorful option that combines Three Olives Blueberry Vodka with lemon and pomegranate juices and a sugar rim, making it a wonderful option to enjoy while taking in the view and cuisine!