Drink Around the World Showcase at Epcot – Journey into Intoxication

Updated April 6, 2013

Introduction to Drinking Around the World

Alcoholics and those who just happen to start drinking most mornings unite. A favorite activity of many Disney vacationing adults is “drinking around the world.” For the uninitiated, the World Showcase at Epcot is made up of eleven distinct areas, each themed like a country during an important time in their history. You’ll find unique gifts, fun shows, immersive activities, and the occasional ride. While there’s certainly something to say about mimes and cover bands, something can also be said for themed drinks and $10 beers. Each country offers quasi-authentic food – hamburgers in the United States, tacos in Mexico, and sushi in Japan for example. You’ll also find international beers and select mixed alcoholic drinks in all of the represented locales. The goal of drinking around the world is to consume an alcoholic drink in each country before (or while) moving on to the next. Yes, at least eleven drinks in all. Unfortunately, not all drinks are created equal and this guide will help you decide which are the best fit for your group.

Can I Handle This?

You might hear about someone riding all the rides at the Animal Kingdom in one day or riding Splash Mountain 500 times over 20 years. These are insignificant achievements compared to what you are attempting to accomplish. Anyone can follow a laundry list of rides to run to or spend all their money on Disney vacations. Not everyone can continue to consume alcohol while their liver begs for forgiveness, the 100 degree sun beats down, and each country seems to inch further and further away. Eleven drinks is probably a lot and you may be able to have just as much fun drinking at every other country or just the particularly “good” ones. You don’t get any additional points for failing to crawl back to the monorail station, so consider your limits and don’t become hypnotized by what may be unachievable. It’s okay, you can always practice and return at a later date. The margaritas will still be there. Just hope they don’t add any additional countries in the meantime.

I Really Want to Achieve the Impossible, What Training Do You Suggest?

This is the most common question I receive. The method I recommend is entering the smallest, most cramped room in your home (that isn’t a bathroom) and turning the heat up as high as possible. If you have any additional space heaters, you’ll want to bring those with you and plug them in as well. Prepare your portable refrigerator or freezer with one of your least favorite alcohols or beers. This will help endurance and prepare you for a beverage that may not be to your taste. There’s nothing worse than receiving a Canto Loopy that slows you down because you don’t like the flavor. Once you’ve prepared your room to properly simulate Orlando weather, open your first beer or mix your first drink and consume it while running in place at a brisk pace (a treadmill is even better, you might want to purchase one). Continue running while consuming one drink every 30 minutes for five to six hours. Instruct your significant other to enter the room once per hour and throw a large bucket of water on you. This will simulate the flash rain showers you can expect during summer months. If you have any kids, tell them to enter the room every 15 minutes and run around you as fast as they can while making as much noise as possible. Although this won’t accurately imitate the thousands of kids running around at Epcot, it’s the best we can do on such short notice and decreases your chances of strangling any of them. Actually, I’ve just gotten word from my lawyer and I have to advise you not to use the previously mentioned technique due to liability concerns. Looks like practice techniques are up to you. Sorry.

I’ve Convinced Myself I Can Handle This, How Much Is It Going To Cost Me?

Beers at Epcot cost about as much as they would at a professional sporting event or upscale bar. In other words, expect to pay between $7 and $10 each. Mixed alcoholic drinks and frozen margarita-like drinks run about $10 each, depending on ingredients and size. Some are slightly more or less expensive, but expect to pay that on average. Wine is slightly cheaper and available at most of the countries, but you’ll probably want to do most of your wine drinking in France and Italy, where you’ll find the best options. All in all, one alcoholic drink purchase at each of the eleven pavilions will run you between $80 and $120 on average.

Enough With This Technical Stuff. I Wanna Drink Already!

I don’t blame you. There are two countries that you can start at, depending on if you want to walk around clockwise or counterclockwise. I would suggest starting with Canada if you’re going to drink beer and Mexico if you’re planning to drink hard liquor or mixed drinks. If you’re going to mix and match I would also recommend Mexico, so we’ll start there and work our way around.

Finally, with a few exceptions (La Cava del Tequila and Tutto Gusto coming to mind), I only include the alcohol and beer available at the counter service locations and kiosks. All of the table service restaurants in Epcot would be happy to serve you an overpriced alcoholic drink, but stopping at any of them will take considerable time, and they expect your group to pluck down $15 on appetizers and $30+ on entrees. Consider a break in the middle at one of these restaurants to recuperate, rehydrate, and re-energize for more drinking.


It’s worth taking a few extra minutes and spending a few extra dollars to pick up a margarita inside the Mexico Pavilion at La Cava del Tequila, which opens at 12pm.

La Cava menu:

These are $3 – $5 more expensive than most of the drinks we’ll come across later, but they’re also made to order using high quality ingredients.

As a bonus, if you eat inside and follow @cavadeltequila on Twitter, you receive free chips and salsa and a discount on a particular shot of tequila. As an additional bonus, they don’t actually check your phone, so you don’t really need to follow them. And I would tell you that they’re extremely annoying because they retweet basically anything and anyone that mentions them in any capacity.  No offense to Nancy in Ohio that is really looking forward to an avocado margarita in June, but I really don’t care.

Inside, La Cava has limited seating. They ordinarily open at 12pm and if you arrive around then, seating won’t be a problem. You can also order at the bar, pay, and take away a plastic to-go cup as pictured above.

From left to right (sorry, some half-consumed):

Avocado Margarita – El Mayor premium silver Tequila, melon liqueur, fresh avocado, agave nectar and fresh lime juice served frozen with a hibiscus Himalayan salt rim – $14

Pomegranate Margarita – The perfect blend of Milagro premium silver Tequila, Combier orange liqueur, agave nectar, pomegranate liquor, pineapple and lime juice, served on the rocks with a hibiscus Himalayan salt rim – $14.50

Pineapple Margarita – 100% Agave Tequila Reposado, ginger liqueur, caramelized pineapple nectar, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar served on the rocks with a cactus-lemongrass Himalayan salt rim – $13

Blood Orange Margarita – El Mayor premium silver Tequila, orange liqueur, sweet-tart mix of blood orange juice, hibiscus syrup, topped with wild berry foam served on the rocks with a cactus-lemongrass Himalayan salt rim – $13

Wild Passion Fruit Margarita – 100% Agave Tequila Reposado, ginger liqueur, passion fruit, mango nectar and fresh lime juice topped with mango foam and served on the rocks with a cactus-lemongrass Himalayan salt rim – $13

If you choose to dine at San Angel Inn, you can also order any of the margaritas from La Cava tableside. Although it’s not advertised on the menu, you can ask about a Margarita Flight – $18, which includes five shots of five different margaritas on the menu. Availability may depend on how busy they are as it’s one of their more time consuming items (which is why it isn’t advertised). You may want to order the margarita flight without the salt as it tends to overpower the flavors of the drink.

My favorites are the Blood Orange, Jalapeno, and Avocado, but they’re all high quality and thought out better than most drinks around World Showcase. See this for a complete menu, including the 150+ tequilas available.

Tequila flights are also available. This one is $20 and includes Partida Blanco, Don Julio Reposado, and Gran Centenario Añejo along with a shot of sangrita, which is a non-alcoholic salsa-like chaser.

The quickest way to grab a margarita is usually the Margarita Stand outside on the promenade.

Their most popular items are the frozen margaritas, but they’ve recently added a Patron Lime margarita.

The Patron Lime Margarita is on the left. While similar to La Cava, it’s nowhere as good, relying on simple bottled sour mix and lime juice instead of the fresh fruits and juices inside. Skip them unless the line for La Cava is super long.

La Cantina de San Angel is located on the Lagoon side across from the pyramid.

It offers similar margaritas and the same Dos Equis Draft as the stand and the stand usually has faster service.

$8 nets you a 20-ounc Dos Equis draft. This 4.3% American adjunct lager is widely available in grocery and convenience stores across the country, but as far as macro lagers go, it isn’t terrible. And it has .2% more alcohol than the Corona Light available at La Cantina for the same money. And we all know how important decimal points are. The Dos Equis is a refreshing lager for the Budweiser crowd, but it’s one of the most boring beers available at the Festival.

Corona Light. Please don’t.

The margaritas here and at the outdoor margarita bar are, for the most part, hit or miss.  This Frozen Lime Margarita will set you back $9.50.  It had a strong tequila taste that wasn’t at all unpleasant, tempered a bit by sugar and lime juice.  Cold and refreshing, it’ll last a while whether you’re enjoying it with your food or on your way to Norway.

The Frozen Passion Fruit Margarita, also $9.50, had a much creamier texture and tasted much less of tequila.  Again, your mileage may vary with these as they’re extremely inconsistent.  If I didn’t know better, I’d tell you this was non-alcoholic.

Referring to what is their regular Frozen Lime Margarita with a Pomegranate Liqueur Floater as a “Mojito” is probably a bit of a stretch. It’s possible that there is nothing mojito about it. This sucker also runs 25 cents more than if you simply purchased the Lime Margarita with said Liqueur Floater. Anyway, the smart money remains heading inside to La Cava. The frozen margaritas will suffice if you want to save about $6 and don’t want to wait in line inside. The wait for La Cava at 12:15pm looked to be at least 25 minutes and we ended up bailing. Outside, the Mango is smoother and creamier and the Lime has a more pronounced tequila flavor.


Norway offers a drink cart near the front of the Pavilion. Mexico’s Margarita Stand is visible in the distance on the left.  See, you didn’t have to walk very far at all!

No mixed drinks are available here.

Carlsberg is a 5% German Pilsener hailing from Denmark. It’s okay, but nothing special. Unlike the beers in Mexico and China, it’s a little rarer and I don’t think I’ve ever seen it at a local grocery store, but it should be available at specialty stores.

I’d pick it over the Tsingtao or Dos Equis, but Germany will offer a few more interesting options.

For the Aquavit, you can actually buy a whole bottle of it inside the Norwegian store for $40. So if your group is thinking of “doing shots,” you may want to pick up a bottle to pick up on your way out and do them back at your resort for a night cap. Aquavit is “Produced from potatoes and flavored with caraway and herbs. Then the tastes are mellowed by rolling oak casks that travel through various conditions during a five month voyage at sea.” That’s right – your shot of liquor has spent five months on a boat, much like a real viking. Caraway, which may be better known as the nutty seed in rye bread, has a distinct flavor that’s mellowed a bit by the oak and sherry from the barrel that it travels in. A bottle runs $30 at Total Wine, so the $40 pricetag seems sane.

The wines are a little embarrassing.  I’m not sure you can get much further away from Norway than Australia.  Any of these wines would run you around $5 a bottle in the store.

This is a little more generous pour than you’ll receive at the Pavilion, but it’s necessary for me to review to give a comprehensive review. Garbage.

Kringla Bakeri also offers the same Carlsberg beer and Aquavit shots.

In addition, they offer a Viking Coffee and Baileys & Coffee flavored with Baileys Irish Cream – $7.50. These are probably best experienced on those cooler fall/winter evenings. You wouldn’t see me with one at 1:30pm in July.


Joy of Tea is your best choice in China. You’ll find it on the Lagoon side across from the rest of the Pavilion.

It offers mostly teas and snacks.

The strongest drink here is undoubtedly the Tipsy Ducks in Love.

This one is not for the faint of heart. Unlike the cast members at most places that spritz a half ounce of Bacardi under your non-alcoholic frozen lemonade, the Chinese pull out chilled bottles of Jim Beam bourbon and load you up on top. This was a strong drink and you’re talking to someone that mixes a quarter of generic diet cola into a glass filled three quarters of the way with Evan Williams and ice. If you like bourbon and coffee, you’re going to like this. But it tastes strongly of bourbon, which makes it ideal for bourbon lovers and not ideal for those who want something like the Frozen Jim Beam Lemonades or Grey Goose Slushes.

The Canto Loopy on the left – with Vodka and Cantaloupe juice – $7.50 and the Peach Snap! on the right – With Schanpps – $7.50.

While refreshing, I didn’t taste any vodka whatsoever in the Loopy. If there was some, the cantaloupe juice masked it perfectly, but I doubt that’s the case. The Peach Snap was similar with a texture more similar to a frozen beverage.

The Mango Gingerita with Rum and Vodka – $7.50 has a fairly strong ginger flavor that almost completely masks the flavor of the rum and vodka – much more refreshing than strong.

Plum Wine is more of a Japanese thing, but it’s available in China too. $4.99 buys you a few ounces of a brand that I couldn’t name. Plum wine is sweeter and less tart than your typical merlot or cabernet.

Tsingtao is a fairly ubiquitous 4.8% American adjunct lager, similar to Corona Extra or Budweiser. Some may deem it thin and watery, while others will respect its light mouthfeel and slight sweetness. I fall on the thin/watery side, but it is refreshing in the summer heat.

The Pure Draft is much more malty and sweet – and not necessarily in a good way. It’s more skunky than anything.

Lotus Blossom Cafe is the Chinese quick service arm.

They offer similar options as Joy of Tea, with the addition of Yuengling and Bud Light on draft.

Refreshment Outpost

Not really a country per se, the Coolpost is a little African.

Africa Cool Post offers a couple wines in addition to draft beer. King Estate Acrobat is a pretty decent pinot noir out of Oregon. A bottle runs $19. The J Vineyards Pinot Gris is a $14 bottle and the serving size is the same, so the smart money is on the noir.

“Safari Amber” is only available here and Animal Kingdom, but it’s really Anheuser-Busch’s amber red that they sell under a number of different names at various theme parks, arenas, ballparks, restaurants etc. Still, it’s a better option than the competition here. With better German beers just a few hundred feet away, most people can safely skip the Outpost.

We’ll be seeing Yuengling at several spots on our Journey. It is not as Chinese as it might sound (we saw it first over at Lotus Blossom) as Yuengling is actually the oldest brewery in the United States. The Traditional Lager is a 4.4% American amber that’s more full-bodied than your typical macro lager. Yuengling is a barbecue staple down here in Florida and would be a good choice if you’ve never heard of it before.


The Trinken Cart is your first opportunity for a German drink.

Other than Biergarten, which would require a buffet purchase, this is the only location in Germany that offers Hovels.

Hovels is a 5.5% altbier. Other examples are Alaskan Amber and Wider Okto Festival Ale from the Pacific Northwest. Like similar beers, the notes are caramel, malt, and bread. The aftertaste is, dare I say, earthy and metallic. Along with the Altenmunster, this one isn’t going to be easy to find, unlike most beers available around the World Showcase. If you like beer or are “trying to get into it,” the Hovels would be a good option. You’re not going to see this around many places that don’t have a large selection of beer.

The Altenmunster Oktoberfest is the front right beer. It’s a nice example of the marzen variety of beers and this is probably the only place in the country you’re going to find it. It should remind you of the more widely available Sam Adams Octoberfest that you’ll run into in the United States Pavilion during the fall. This one is highly drinkable, if not a bit watery. It’s also highly recommended, especially in the Florida heat. Quite refreshing.

The Bier stand is located inside the Pavilion on the right side. It may not be open when crowds are low.

You’ll find the same shots, riesling, and oktoberfest as the Trinken cart, in addition to Radeberger Pilsner.

Radeberger Pilsner is a fairly common beer these days. It’s a 4.8% German Pilsner that would be more accessible than the Hovels or Oktoberfest. If you like your run-of-the-mill Budweiser, you’ll like this too. Light bodied, it’s well carbonated and refreshing.

Finally, Sommerfest is located in the back right of the Pavilion.

It offers the same drinks as the other stands. Because it’s less obvious and the cash registers are out of sight of the entrance, Sommerfest can have a shorter line than the stands in the afternoon and evening when World Showcase is busier. If lines are 10+ people elsewhere, consider popping in here.

If you’ve made it this far, you’ve probably heard of Jagermeister, the 70 proof herbal liqueur from Wolfenbüttel, Germany. It tastes strongly of licorice and anise. My brother makes fun of me because I drink Jager over ice, but I have a taste for it – many do not.

With a crisp and light apple flavor, a shot of Apfel is about as half as boozy. Berentzen invented the schnapps-like-liqueur in the 1970s. It’s much sweeter than the Jagermeister.


The Italy kiosk and cart are located on the left side of the Pavilion near Germany:

Desserts are also available.

The Italian Margarita is on the left. This is about as generic as a description gets. The margarita is sweeter and more lemon-y than its Mexican counterpart. Unlike the Italian Margarita offered at the Italian table service restaurants, which is mixed with grappa (a grape based brandy), this one has hints of tequila You could almost consider it a lemon margarita from the Mexico Margarita Stand we visited earlier. Recommended, though probably not particularly authentic.

The Primavera is one of my favorite non-alcoholic frozen drinks on property. Cold and refreshing, it’s basically a strawberry daiquiri in an easy-to-drink style. Highly recommended if you’re looking for something sans alcohol.

Don’t worry, there’s more.

Peach puree and prosecco, the Peach Bellini is a classy cocktail. For $1 less, you’ll receive more wine without the puree.

I would guess I pour a glass of wine slightly taller than you’d receive at the Italy Pavilion. The Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio is not exactly a high end wine – a 1.5L bottle would run you around $13 at the store. If you’re interested in a glass of wine, I’d wait to take a look at Tutto Gusto or the Enoteca later in this post.

Rosa Regale is a favorite dessert wine of many ladies. This sparkly wine is made the same way that prosecco is made with sweet strawberry and raspberry notes. With an alcohol percentage of exactly 7% (about 50% less than your average red wine), it’s also unlikely to get anyone drunk, which may or may not be what you’re going for.

Birra Moretti is a staple of the Italy Pavilion, available here, at the restaurants, and during the Food & Wine Festival. The brewery is owned by Heineken and Birra Moretti specifically is a 4.6% Euro Pale Lager, similar to Heineken, Stella Artois, Harp Lager, and others. On the plus side, it’s light bodied, crisp, and refreshing. Expect a sweet and grainy taste that goes down smooth. Moretti might be more available than you expect – local grocery stores sell six packs for $7 – $9. It’s not a bad choice necessarily, but it’s another light, relatively mundane beer.

Italy tries to talk up their Montegrande wines.

I had the opportunity to try a glass of each at the 2012 Food and Wine Festival. They’re okay, but I’d be surprised if anyone thought they were anything special. They are slightly less expensive than the other options, which may make them attractive.

For a better list of wines, along with the accompanying bottle names, head to the Enoteca. It’s located at the front of the Pavilion on the right side.

Wines are available casually by the glass.

Just tell the person behind the counter what you’d like and they’ll hand you a cup you can take wherever you like.

The Wine Walk is also available for sale at the Enoteca:

Purchasers used to have their choice of several wines at each location, but it looks like the selections are now made for you. The 2-oz size is also half of what would be poured for the full price.

Tutto Gusto is a fairly new wine bar located on the left side of the Pavilion past Tutto Italia.

Gusto doesn’t take reservations, but there shouldn’t be a wait for a beautiful Italian person to show you to your table.

Inside, Gusto is dark, quaint, and casual.

Request a table away from the door to avoid the sun coming through and a lot of the foot traffic. This is an excellent opportunity to get off your feet and inside to some air-conditioning in the middle of your Journey.

For more details on Gusto’s food options, see this post, this post, and this post.

Gusto offers something like 200+ Italian wines.

For those that have no idea where to start, flights are available.

A Grand Tour:

The Zardetto is a $10 bottle of Prosseco, rated 86 by Wine Advocate and 85 by Wine Spectator at some point.

A bit more expensive, the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesio is a $14 verdicchio, which is a wine derived from a yellow-green grape from central Italy.

The Pieropan Soave Classico would run you around $20. The Internet says it has a “steely mineral character and fruit components of citrus and stone fruits.”

Another $20 bottle, the Beni di Batasiolo Barbera d’Alba has an 87 point rating from Wine Enthusiast.

At around $30, the “Super Tuscan” is probably the most prestigious on the list. I’m sure 2009 was a good year.

Finally, the moscato would run you around $15 for a half bottle.

I didn’t know any of this going in and this information is due to some light Google searching. I am not a wine person, but I like to think I try. I liked all of them perfectly fine except I thought the Pieropan Soave was a little earthy for my tastes. Considering the retail price of the wines, the flight seems like a decent enough value and a nice way to try multiple Italian wines without much effort. One flight would be pretty easily sharable if you’re not such a lush.

Higher end selections are also available.

Or you can simply order a glass or bottle from their extensive list.

Cocktails and beers:

The Rossini (left, $14) pictured next to the Belinni (right, $12). Pricing on these seemed rough. They didn’t seem to be anything special and I would have preferred to put that money to work elsewhere.

Gusto has a pretty impressive lineup of Italian beers, several of which you won’t find on draft anywhere else in the United States.

I prefer the Birra Moretti La Rossa to the regular Birra Moretti. The La Rossa is a 7.2% dopplebock, which is one of the booziest beers available in the World Showcase. And it’s available by the pitcher here. Expect to taste roasted malts with more distant hints of cherry and dried fruit. Very good.

For $18, you can order a flight of four 4oz beers of your choice. First up is the Birra Amiata Contessa Pale Ale. According to Googe Translate: “This beer can be found hints of grass and flowers and the scent of summer and full moon, you can try visiting this beautiful plateau in summer. A key ingredient is revealed also the water, the water supply of the Fiora, particularly pure and light, because through long layers of porous rock of volcanic origin. It ‘a top-fermented beer, which employs the yeast of American origin, fermented twice, the first in a fermenter and the second bottle.”

I’m not sure about the scent of the full moon, but this was my favorite of the four. Coming in at 6.9% ABV, the U.S. considers this an IPA, even though it’s bottled as an Italian Pale Ale. This is one of the smoother IPAs I’ve tried with grass, citrus, and pine notes. It’s more hoppy than one might expect from the Pale Ale moniker, but I’m an IPA guy and I enjoyed this one immensely. I would have liked the other 8 ounces and would love to happen upon a 6-pack sometime.

The second is the Tuscan Chestnut Ale, which wasn’t to my taste. Its Italian name is “Bastarda Rossa,” which doesn’t sound quite as sexy as chestnut ale. Actually, Red Bastard may be better. Anyway, this one tasted of nuts and smoke, but was too bitter and sour for my palate. I would definitely add it if you’re ordering the flight though – it’s worth trying and you may enjoy it more than I did.

Nex up is the Birrificio L’Olmaia La Nove. Birrificio L’olmaia is fun to say if nothing else. Like the Chestnut Ale, this one comes in at 6.5% ABV. Unlike the Chestnut, it’s a Belgian Pale Ale. I enjoyed it, but I’m not as fond of the Chimay family of Belgians as some. I find them to be too sweet and caramel-y. This was neither – more complex with more of a citrus orange flavor than anything and a nice dry finish. I liked it, but wouldn’t have the need to order a $12/glass.

Porters are my least favorite of the major beer varieties, but Tutto Gusto’s Porter seemed to be on point with more coffee flavor than your typical American porter. It would pair nicely with one of the chocolate desserts, but it wouldn’t be my personal choice for a $10 beer. It could just as easily be Kona’s Pipeline Porter in my book.

Overall, I give big props to Tutto Gusto and the Patina Group for importing some choice Italian craft beers that aren’t going to be found in many other places. I don’t think you can get the Contessa Pale Ale on draft anywhere else in the United States. That’s pretty special.

The Italian Margherita – Tequila, Caravella Limoncello, fresh lime juice is different than what you’d be served out on the promenade.  And it’s probably just as Italian.  It was pretty good – there were some ice shards floating around in the drink, which was a little strange.  It otherwise tastes much like a margarita should.  There was a solid amount of tequila in it, but the limoncello helped mellow it out.  Recommended if you’re looking for something not Italian in the Italy Pavilion.

United States

While you might be expecting the United States to offer a nice selection of domestic bourbons, our choices here are going to be extremely limited.

Fife & Drum Tavern, located on the front left of the Pavilion, is your best, and really only, bet.

Luckily, the Red Stag Lemonade is actually very good. The recipe changed in late 2012 and the portion size is now much larger. The previous Lemonade had less ice and was so strong that it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they received complaints about it. It didn’t quite taste like something I’d make (strong), but it was close. There’s probably a similar amount of bourbon in the new version, but it’s much less offensive because the ice helps dilute the flavor from the bourbon. In fact, there’s only a slight bourbon taste, which is helped by the sweetness in the Cherry Red Stag. I highly recommend it as it’s quite refreshing and will help cool you off in the summer.

Pictured on my counter is a 1.5L bottle (a regular bottle is 750ml) of Sutter Home wine that cost me $6.99 at the grocery store, or less than the 187ml you’d be served here. It is toilet wine in just about every sense of the term – not bad if you’re at the grocery store, but it’s a tough sell at seven bucks for a quarter of a regular bottle.

You’ll find one of Sam Adams’ four seasonal beers depending on when you visit. Alpine Spring is their spring seasonal – an unfiltered lager with Noble Tettnang hops from the base of the Alps. Or so they say. With an ABV of 5.5%, it’s a light, crisp beer with citrus and floral notes. There isn’t a whole lot to it, but there isn’t necessarily supposed to be. It’s an easy drinking spring beer, particularly in Florida where it’s already going to be warm in February.

Their Summer Ale, coming in at 5.3% ABV, is not a personal favorite. It tastes strongly of lemon peel and wheat. Others appreciate the zesty lemon and citrus flavor.

Octoberfest is more up my alley. This 5.3% marzen has traditionally tasted of malty caramel, cinnamon, and allspice. The perfect beer for a (relatively) cool Epcot night. But potentially not your best choice at 3:30pm in September when it’s still 93 degrees out.

Finally, Winter Lager is a 5.6% bock style beer that has a subdued spiciness about it. Similar to the Octoberfest, you should taste toffee, cinnamon, and ginger in a mild mix of spices. It’s very good…assuming the temperature is less than 60 degrees. Best enjoyed in the evening.

Liberty Inn, located in the back left of the Pavilion, is your only other opportunity to purchase an alcoholic drink here in the U.S. They only serve Bud Light and Sam Adams. Lines are usually nonexistent at the Fife & Drum, so there’s no reason to head inside unless you’re trying to get out of the heat or rain.


Kabuki Cafe is located on the left side of the Pavilion.

They advertise Kirin Draft, which is a 20 oz. Kirin.

Kirin Ichiban is probably my least favorite beer on the planet. It tastes like sweet, metallic bread – sort of like a Natty Ice at a 1000% markup.

For the same $8, you can opt for the advertised “Frozen Kirin Ichican.” It isn’t a beer Icee. Rather, it’s a regular Kirin draft with a sort of whipped Kirin topping. It serves to keep the beer cold and is a novel concept here in the States, but it makes drinking the beer unpleasant. I have not heard of anyone that liked the Frozen Ichiban. I drank mine with a straw to bypass the foam, which is a huge beer foul.

They also sell bottles of Sapporo and Asahi. Sapporo is a Japanese rice lager that comes in at an even 5% ABV. While Sapporo is the oldest brewery in Japan, they actually brew this version in Ontario Canada. It tastes of dull rice and corn, but is smooth and easy drinking. Not explicitly recommended, but I prefer it to the Kirin. Asahi Super Dry is a similar Japanese rice lager that is more refreshing than it is flavorful. Also coming in at 5%, it’s unlikely to offend, but isn’t going to taste like much other than rice and corn.

The Japan Sake Bar is located inside the Pavilion on the left side, across from Mitsukoshi Department Store.

Here, you can pick up a mixed sake cocktail or a straight glass if you prefer.

An example of the Pineapple Sake Cocktail. It tasted very much like a pina colada. There isn’t a lot, if any, flavor from the sake. The pineapple flavor overwhelmed it. If you really like pina coladas, this would be a good, cold, refreshing choice. It was quite refreshing, though the booziness is questionable.

The Green Tea Amasake Mist. I enjoyed this a lot too. It wasn’t as overwhelmingly sweet/sugar-y as the Moroccan frozen drinks a couple of Pavilions over. The taste is a lot more subtle to the point where you want to keep drinking it to get just a little bit more flavor. As opposed to the drinks in Morocco where you want to drink more just to get it over with. I bet the Strawberry version would be even better. Recommended.

Sake is a type of Japanese liquor brewed similar to beer. I’m not smart enough to differentiate the options. I can tell you that all four have the same alcohol content, but the more expensive the sake, the more polished the rice used in production. The flavor is also more complex and the smell more fragrant. You may want to spend an extra couple dollars to experience the art of sake rather than giggling to each other, yelling “SAKE BOMB” and ordering the $6 sake warmed. Or not.

Finally, Katsura Grill in the back of the Pavilion offers the same plum wine, sake, and Kirin beer as the other locations.


Morocco’s main alcohol distribution center is located at the front of the Pavilion on the left.

The Moroccans are not exactly known for their mixology.

The Sultan’s Colada is on the far left – Rum, Pineapple / Coconut Juice and Almond Liqueur. It’s a fancy way of saying it’s a frozen pina colada. The only difference between an alcoholic and non-alcoholic “Slushy” is about an ounce of Castillo Rum (Puerto Rico) added to the bottom of the cup. In other words, these aren’t authentic Moroccan drinks or particularly boozy. The Habibi Daiquiri – Rum, Strawberry, and Orange Blossom Water on the right was the tastiest in my opinion. But it’s basically a strawberry daiquiri.

The menu.

Casa Beer is the beer of the Morocco Pavilion. A bottle will run you $5.99, poured into the prototypical plastic cup. Casa Beer is similar to an American macro lager like Budweiser. There isn’t a lot of flavor or substance, but it does carry a 5% ABV and will taste good when it’s 95 degrees out. About as far from being special as possible as far as character is concerned, but it is from Morocco!


Les Vins de France, a kiosk across from Les Chefs de France at the front of the Pavilion, is your first opportunity.

Wines by the glass are available.

The Paul Bocuse may be the way to go as you at least wouldn’t find it in your run-of-the-mill wine shop.

The Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush (left) and Grand Marnier & Grey Goose Orange Slush (right) are among the most popular drinks in the World Showcase.  They aren’t as sweet as you might expect, but they do mask whatever alcohol is present well.  You can certainly do worse.

The pricing ($14.88) on a shot of Nuvo sparkling vodka seems rough.  A bottle at the local Total Wine runs $26.99.  It’s vodka “infused with wine and fruit nectar” creating a bubbly, raspberry flavor to the vodka.  Too rich for my blood, but you might have interest.

The Kronenbourg is an average 5.9% Euro pale lager – a little sweet, very refreshing, with a crisp finish.  It isn’t anything particularly special, but it’s a bit better than the last few beers we’ve seen.

Boulangerie Patisserie is another option, but waits will probably be longer than Les Vins.

One positive of the Boulangerie is that it opens at 9am.  Just about everything else in World Showcase opens at 11am.  While they do not specifically offer a mimosa, they do sell champagne and orange juice.  I’m just saying.

The United Kingdom

The Rose & Crown Beer Stand is the easiest place to grab a beer or cider.

The options are not astounding, but they do offer a larger selection than most stands.

Bass is a 5% Euro Pale Ale produced by England’s Bass Brewers Limited.  It’s a competent, classic English beer that may taste a little watered down – only mildly bitter.

An 18-ounec Stella Artois from Splitsville.  Another 5% Euro Pale Lager, I would argue that the flavor doesn’t justify the usual premium pricing.  That said, it is about as smooth as lagers get – clean and just a little sweet.

And an expertly poured Guinness from Raglan Road.  Just about everyone should be familiar with this 4.2% Irish Dry Stout.  It tastes of black coffee and roasted malts.  I don’t particularly care for it – at 4.2% it’s basically a Bud Light as far as alcohol content and it tastes watered down to me.  A lot of people love it though!

Strongbow is a pretty average dry cider.  It’s sweet and tart at the same time with a minimal amount of carbonation.  It isn’t a sugar bomb, which makes it easily drinkable in the Florida sun.

The U.K. serves the Pear version of Magners Irish Cider.  My preference is the Original.  Magners Pear sort of tastes like somebody mixed canned pear juice with a perfectly good bottle of cider.  It tastes more like pear wine than anything.

Rose & Crown Pub is a favorite of many.  I don’t enjoy it myself – it’s too cramped and crowded and you’re basically always in someone’s way.  But you can get any drink to go.  Click here for the full menu.

Rose & Crown offers the beers we’ve seen previously along with Boddington’s Pub Ale.  Is it weird that it’s one of my least favorite beers of all time?  Of all time?  It’s watery.  Metallic.  Thick.  Milky.  Am I way off base here?  It would be a tough choice if this and Kirin Ichiban were the only two available.  I’d probably go with the Kirin.

The Welsh Dragon – Peach Schnapps, Melon Liqueur, Crème de Menthe, Orange Juice, and Pineapple Juice is a popular drink.  It’s much too sweet for my tastes.  Rose & Crown also offers a host of scotches.


Canada may be the biggest disappointment in the World Showcase.  Your only easily accessible options are here at this cart located to the left of the entrance down to Le Cellier.

The Cart may or may not offer Unibroue beer.  It’s “seasonal” and most often found during the Food and Wine Festival in late September through mid-November.

We’ve discussed Moosehead previously in the Whispering Canyon review.  At the time, I said: Moosehead Lager is a decent 5% ABV American Pale Lager brewed by Moosehead Breweries in New Brunswick, Canada.  This is basically your Budweiser option, though it has more flavor than your typical American macro.  Moosehead Light is even lighter, coming in at an even 4% . It’s half decent for those looking for a Bud Light, but it’s far from full bodied.

Labatt Blue is a Canadian Pilsner/American Adjunct Lager coming in at 5%, like most domestic macros.  For a cheap beer in most stores, Labatt is a more flavorful choice than Miller, Budweiser, etc.  For $7.25, they’re not as good of a value, but still a better choice than Bud Light.

The Trois Pistoles (twaw pis-tolee), a 9% ABV Belgian Strong Dark Ale, is the best of the bunch.  Yes, that’s 9% alcohol and it’s about $4 less than an equivalent Moosehead a few feet away.  And a 750ml (25.36 ounce) bottle of Trois Pistoles in stores would run you $9 – $11.  These Unibroues are an absolute steal.  Maybe the best deal I’ve ever seen on a beverage at Walt Disney World.  So grab them quickly because Disney is going to switch out the 20 ounce cups for 6 ounce cups once they get wind of this.  All of that said, the Trois Pistoles isn’t going to be for everyone – it’s a dark stout-like beer with Belgian yeast.  It’s also smooth and refreshing.  If you like beer or find yourself trying to get “into it,” camp out at the Unibroue cart.  Skip the Torontopolitan.

The Blonde de Chambly (not to be mixed up with the Blanche de Chambly!) is the rarest of the bunch.  Chambly comes from the city in Quebec where Unibroue brews its beers.  The Unibroue website describes it as, “Crisp acidity of lemongrass followed by sweet honey and notes of pepper, with a sharp, floral finish.”  I wouldn’t disagree.  Coming in at 5%, it’s going to be a much lighter option, though it’s actually the darker looking beer in this picture.  It carries my highest recommendation and is only available in Canada outside of the Epcot.

The beer on the left is the Ephemere (Apple).  This 5.5% fruit beer is going to taste of crisp apples, spices, and cinnamon.  It’s also excellent.

Although it’s not a country, your last (or first if you start with Canada) chance is the Refreshment Port.

And one option – the Frozen Bacardi Mojito.

The Frozen Bacardi Mojito had a stronger taste of mint than I was expecting.  Considering there are probably no real ingredients in the thing, I would have to guess that it’s artificially flavored in some way.  That said, I enjoyed this one more than the Moroccan Frozen Drinks and the frozen drinks available at the Mexico Margarita Stand.  It wasn’t just mind-boggling sweet and the mint aftertaste, however artificial, was pleasant.  Also recommended and really your only frozen drink choice until France.


Beer: For those that like their beers to have flavor and character, the best beers at Epcot are the brews in Germany, the Sam Adams in the United States, and the beers in England. If Canada is serving Unibroue then you can add that to the list as well. Of the lighter beers, the Carlsberg Beer in Norway is the best.

The Kronenbourg, Kirin Ichiban, Dos Equis, Tsingtao, Casablanca and Birra Moretti are middle of the road beers and not expressly recommended by name. They’re all fine, but it’s unlikely you’ll be impressed. Th

Mixed Drinks: By far, La Cava inside of the Mexico Pavilion serves the best drinks in the World Showcase.  The Joy of Tea drinks are very good, with the Tipsy Ducks in Love getting a special nod.  Tutto Gusto in the Italy Pavilion is also recommended.

Wine: The best wines are found in Italy, France, and Germany. Most countries now serve wine at the various kiosks, but they’re of somewhat questionable quality in several of the Pavilions, including Norway.  And you may not find wine in several countries, including Canada and China.

Some Final Tips

Be sure to consume a bottle or glass of water every two or three Pavilions. The heat, coupled with the alcohol, will dry even the wettest person out. You may also see people with custom made shirts that say something to the effect of them “drinking around the world” along with a list of countries on the back and a place for a signature of whoever is working at the kiosk or restaurant. While your author finds this sort of thing a bit tacky, you may want a souvenir from your experience (and you deserve one). I might suggest using the “passport” that’s available for purchase for about $10. It’s a real looking passport with pages, stickers, and stamps and the person working the alcohol will be happy to take a moment to say hello and sign their name in your book. Of course, you can also make your own and bring it along with you. Something like this might work also http://www.kidscraftsplus.com/c=eyKFCB5Z60ay7u522DeTvNZH6/product/E55-00/My-Passport-Book—1.html

As a cost saving measure and for the sake of endurance, you might consider sharing drinks at several of the countries. It’s easy to share, since all drinks are served in plastic cups. Most kiosks and counter service locations should be happy to provide an extra cup as well. You can always purchase a second (or third, fourth, etc.) drink if you particularly enjoy the first.

Good luck and try not to get kicked out.


  1. Alan says

    The real trick! My wife and I have done this several times AND in September! We share a beverage at each place, not because of the intoxication factor but the warm beer factor. Much easier, just as much fun, and not as taxing on the body!

  2. Lisa says

    I agree with Alan. Also the beer is of a better quality than the wine so in the summer it’s hands down a better choice.

  3. Sharri says

    This is the best Disney article I have EVER read!!! My husband and I like to think we have elevated Drinking Around the World to an art form, but you mentioned several drinks we haven’t tried! Can’t wait to go back and try them.
    I’ll chalk it up to the drinking, but you mention “ten countries” and “ten drinks” several times. There are eleven countries and with the Outpost, that’s twelve drinks. I’m just sayin’. 😉
    Thanks for the entertainment AND the great ideas.

  4. Kathleen says

    Just a note on that Safari Amber – while it isn’t repackaged Bud Light, it IS just a repackaged generic amber ale that Budweiser rebrands for a lot of different companies/restaurants. For example, it’s the Aruba Red at Bahama Breeze.

    So if you’re somewhere that has a lot of Budweiser products, and you see an amber/red beer with a name that relates to the location, it’s going to be that same beer. :)

  5. Lea says

    This was a great article! We have been drinking around the world for years. We love the various beers you can not find elsewhere. In order to keep the beer cold enough between countries we bring along beer koozies. I would also advise against eating a sweet pretzel at Norway if you started drinking on the Canadian side.

  6. Andrew says

    Dido on the best Disney article to date. The Biergarten you can get a 32 ox stein for 12 bucks, by far the best deal in the park, but beware 2 of those at dinner and a ride on Spaceship earth and your spending the rest of the night in the hotel room.

  7. Tara (Rowan) says

    The real challenge is drinking around the world during Food and Wine Festival and trying a drink at every station….By the time my husband had the singapore sling (near the Germany Pavilian) last year, he was done. I’m not sure I know anyone who can get all the way around it.

  8. Tricia says

    Thank you for your tips!! My boyfriend and I just completed drinking around the world last week at Epcot. We started in Mexico and worked our way to Canada. My advice for anyone to try surviving this is to TAKE YOUR TIME! At each country we would get our drink, sit for a few minutes to enjoy it and then walk around the country. Drinking, exploring and shopping made the time go by fast. We started at 11am and finished around 7pm. We then went back and had fish and chips which were amazing. We were a little drunk but not enough that we don’t remember everything. I would recommend taking a slower pace if you want to enjoy your time in the countries and just not at their bars.

  9. Steven says

    Iv drank around the world probably 6 times so I call myself a pro lol j/k but I would like to share my thoughts on some cool spots to chill with a adult beverage.
    1. Grab a beer in Canada and take a stroll back along the creek to the waterfall and go to the second level and there’s a bench. Sit there take a few mins to watch the water and enjoy a very quite spot. FYI most people don’t know there’s anything off the main drag so it’s a nice quite spot.
    2. Rose and crown. If your lucky enough to grab a spot at the bar then take advantage of it. Best beers are found here.
    3. If your a raging alcoholic like me lol then I grab a beer outside of rose and crown or i go back to Canada and get me a labatt and head to France and grab a table under the Eiffel tower for a few min then I head to Japan and go to the koi pond and you ll see a bench that over looks the main entrance to the shops. Great quite spot to people watch and chill from the crowds.
    4. Germany . Nothing beats having a beer with a authentic pretzel right under the clock tower…
    5. Head to Norway with a good buzz and do maelstrom. Trust me you ll have a blast
    6. End your tour in Mexico drinking either in the tequilla bar or finding a spot near the fountain inside the pyramid and get the drinking under the stars feel. Then do the boat ride. Again doing the boat ride buzzed is always better lol.
    7. Make a reservation before hand to your favorite Epcot restaurant around 9pm to end your day. May I suggest la cellier cause nothing goes better with alcohol then steak and potatoes (but do so 180 days before)or if going sooner then the Buffett at the biergartan in Germany is a good second choice in my book cause of unlimited food. You will be hungry after all the drinks trust me.
    That’s my thoughts. Even if you don’t incorporate Any of my suggestions you ll still have fun. Just be prepared to open up our pocketbook lol.. In Disney there’s a 100% chance of makin it rain lol. Have fun

  10. Mark says

    Do all countries have souvenir mugs? I would love to hope so, to add to my collection of Rose & Crown, Germany, and the F+W Festival.

  11. MarathonBrian says

    i would just like to say thank you. This guide was Amazing. My friends and I completed all 11 countries in 2 hours and 40 min during Marathon weekend after finishing the Disney Marathon. The passport idea was a great idea and got signed off at each country with pictures.


    Brian from New Jersey

  12. Mark says

    Question – Is all alcohol available during PM Extra Magic Hours? I’m going this February and EPCOT has Extra Magic Hours scheduled for 2/3/12 from 9p-12a. Thanks!

  13. Nicole says

    Great guide! And it’s not ignorant to think Morocco isn’t big on alcohol – it’s a Muslim country, so there’s not much in the way of locally-produced booze, though some of the wine is not bad! But yes, as a visitor to the country, I saw ‘import beer’ and was surprised to even hear of a Moroccan beer!

  14. Humberto says

    My advice…start in Canada! I just did this last week and, ending the day with tequila in Mexico (as opposed to starting it that way), was probably the best decision our group made. In my humble opinion, a Guinness in UK, sake in Japan, and tequila in Mexico are all must-dos. There’s also some great pizza at the restaurant in Italy, along with a nice outdoor seating area.

  15. Bliebs77 says

    I have actually managed to complete all 23 stations at Food and Wine (outpost included) I’m not sure if I should be proud of that fact, considering I was a complete mess at the end and felt like death until about 8pm the following day, but I made it.

    I started at about 11am in Canada, and wrapped up in Mexico right before the fireworks. I started reasonably slowly and actually was able to consume one bottle of water for each alcoholic drink up until Morocco or so. I think the key is to utilize every minute of time available which should get you down to about 1.8 drinks per hour. If you eat small portions many times, and have at least 10 bottles of water, you should be able to do it if you are over 160 pounds or so.

    I did it back in 2009 and I will be trying again this year once the festival comes around. I also think Canada-Mexico is the way to go.

  16. John says

    My girlfriend and I completed a ‘Drinking around Disney” tour back in January 2012. We made a spreadsheet with all the resort pool bars. We had 4 days and hit all the Pool bars for one drink each.. 2 or more at others! We took pictures of the Bar Name, Drinks we ordered and got the autographs of the Bartenders.

    It was an awesome undertaking, but not for the penny pinching types! This endevour cost around 500.00 for the entire experience! Drinking around the world at EPCOT is for amateurs! Try the resort drinking tour!

  17. says

    I have been wanting to do this for a while! Unfortunately we usually have our 3 kids in tow making drinking a challenge. We are planning a trip for our anniversary so this will definately be on the must do list:)

  18. Carol says

    A group of us just got back yesterday from Disney, we did the Drinks around the World, we looked “EVERYWHERE” for a t-shirt that had something with Drinks around the World on it. Is there one??? Thanks!

  19. mlm says

    Awesome, awesome post. Already planning on doing this, or at least an abbreviated version on our next trip, but your suggestions are tremendous.

    (C’mon grandma, volunteer to take the kids around EPCOT on Friday!)


  20. ShimmyB says

    Husband and I, and our adult daughter & her husband, did Drinking Around The World last week, using this as our guide (thanks!). Thought I would mention the 2 drinks that were my faves of the day: in the US, the “Red Stag Frozen Lemonade”, which is 2 shots of Jim Beam black cherry infused bourbon in a lemonade slush – tart and delicious; and in England, the “Snakebite Black”, which is Harp and Cider with a shot of Black Currant juice. We started in Germany at the Biergarten having a flight of beers w our buffet, and working clockwise thru Canada, then doing Norway (the Aquavit shot!) and China (Mango-Rita – vile, but I drank every drop!) and finishing in Mexico, enjoying margaritas and nachos while watching Illuminations – it was a blast!

  21. Kristen says

    We’ve done this multiple times now! There have been times when we’ve missed Canada (but really, who cares?!) but we more than compensate for that by drinking more than there are countries. We all usually start in Mexico outside with food and margaritas, go inside for a tequila shot and another margarita to get going. Then it’s a crazy whirlwind from there. As long as everyone has enough water, no one to this day has ever gotten sick. Best part of being an adult with no kids! :)

  22. Paul says

    Good article, but to be a little pedantic…

    Harp lager, guiness and Jameisons are all Irish drinks (not part of the UK), Stella Artois is a Belgian lager and the Welsh Dragon cocktail.. maybe invented in UK, but I doubt it, most ingredients are french / other Eu origin. go for the Strongbow or Bass for true UK origin beverage. Pity they dont have some Summer Lightning or Tanglefoot…

    most disappointing country was the US with 3 choices we could find, bud light (may as well as a glass of water) or Sam adams (not a great ale IMO) or a sutters wine from california which we chose and made a quick exit to japan and the excellent Saki where the women writes your name on the free shot glass they give you in Japanese.

  23. Mary-Lynne Eason says

    In anticipation of my sin and his old college buddies doing the Drinks Around the World Showcase in October, I ordered the passports you mentioned. They come with blank pages so I found some very creative free pages to put inside at
    The cost of the passports was about $.99 (I ordered 20) but ended up about $1.65 each including shipping. Add copying and they end up being less than $5 each. The guys are looking forward to using them. As long as I don’t have to post bail money too…

  24. Juks says

    We need a guide on drinking at Food and Wine festival. I’ve done Drinking Around the World and remember all of it. I’ve tried to do Food and Wine, and I don’t remember failing it.

  25. Matt says

    Just did the tour last week. Going to have T Shirts made up that say

  26. mattsdragon says

    Just started reading your blog today waiting out Isaac, and have to say I like it a lot. Great advice on the drink choices. My wife and I enjoy sampling the tastes from around the world and have played this favorite game a few times. My only advice, do not try this trick during the Food and Wine festival. Bad things come from that.

  27. MDP says

    Thanks for the breakdown! I actually enjoyed the Casa beer in Morocco. Was dissappointed with the Oktoberfest. Maybe I had my hopes WAY too high.

  28. Brian says

    Hah, and I thought I invented this when I took my family there in 2010. Going back in November and looking forward to doing it again. Does it still count if done in consecutive days?

  29. CelebrationShirts.com says

    Just reading about this makes us want to run over to Epcot tonight to tackle a few countries! We have many people contact us to create Drinking Around the World shirts for them, but we have never been brave enough to sample our way through the countries! Shirts we can handle… 11 drinks? That might be tough. Have fun and be safe!

  30. TMC says

    This is by far the best part of Disney World… I’ve done it twice with my friend and we had a blast getting to know the people who worked at each country while we were drinking. It’s fantastic when you end up watching the Illuminations show inebriated.

  31. Melissa says

    As a Canadian.. I’m a little disappointed they don’t offer a Caesar in Canada… its a signature drink! This is a must do on our trip to the world next year. This year we have a little one tagging along. I don’t feel like losing him! LOL

  32. JohnC says


    You mentioned that you had never seen Carlsberg in a store. I can remember the time, probably before you were born and imported and speciality beers became popular, that Carlsberg and Heniken were the only imported beers offered in stores. Otherwise you had to settle for Coors, Budwiser, Hamms, etc.

  33. Safroim says

    Loved reading this one again. We had trying a shot of Aquavit in Norway on our must-do list for our last trip. Um, no. I could barely finish it and I usually enjoy the taste of alcohol. I always cringe when I see the picutre of whats-her-name with her feet up on the table at Tutto Gusto. That place is going on the top of our places-to-try list for next trip. Hopefully I’ll remember to have better manners.

  34. KatieJane says

    Hey Josh, one quick issue. The photo of the UK menu says it’s Woodpecker cider but your pic and review are of Woodchuck. SHUT IT DOWN. WHERE IS MY GF UPGRADE!? Otherwise, well done! Great post!

  35. says

    “Other than Biergarten, which would require a buffet purchase, this is the only location in Germany that offers Hovels.”

    Pretty sure I snagged a Hovels out of the Sommerfest service area this past Thanksgiving.

  36. RebeccaMcK says

    I’ve added the Canto Loopy and the Primavera to my list of drinks I should try (I’m a lightweight). Maybe the Welsh Dragon, too. I can’t drink at every country, but it’s nice to have something good while looking around (GGCLS is the best IMO). Can’t ever seem to get into Italy, though, since there’s always a big crowd of people standing in the way to watch the performer(s) every time I’m there. So, we just walk past to the next country. I agree with the commenter who said ride the boat rides after drinking something – the Gran Fiesta Tour ride was lots of fun after my tiny Orange Blossom Pilsener from the F&GF booth a couple weeks ago. Didn’t get sick….it just makes the ride crazier.

  37. Robert says

    At Via Napoli, the wife and I shared a full-size pitcher of Sangria, which at $20, I thought was a decent value as far as booze goes.

  38. Robb says

    My wife and I usually share a drink, but try to collect something as we go. One year we would go on a quest to find a crushed penny in the pavilion of the country, or get a pin and hang out on a lanyard one of us would wear when the drink was done. It gave us a reason to slow down and look around the pavilion and keep us from getting too looped out. We stick our kids in the Sand Castle club and do this every year as our one night we get away. Kids love it and so do we.

  39. Natalie says

    I wish Canada still offered the Unibroue all year. Only during food and wine or just in the restaurant. Sad!

  40. Derek M says

    You’re my hero. Best Disney ‘how to’ website EVER! Last time I was down there I failed to finish the ‘around the world’ beer consumption challenge. Some say it just wasn’t my day, started out a little fast maybe. But with your tips, and a strict training schedule, I believe I am ready to fight that fight once again.

    Believe! :)

  41. Bryan says

    I first tried to drink two beers in every country in 2008. Being a Floridian of sorts (lived here since 2005), I was not bothered by the heat. I made it through Germany on NO food. Eventually, I waved a white flag – dejected.

    In 2010, I challenged again, AND having to ride the ride/watch the show of that country. Makes it even more challenging with the time factor. I got to the UK and was halted YET AGAIN…this time by a buzz that had me spinning like none other.

    I will again challenge soon, but I rather like the idea of a mixed drink in each country because I found myself getting full from the beer (and food last time since I learned my lesson about not eating). So, a mixed drink may be “easier”, but with more alcohol content.

    But agree with everyone on here, the most fun and “rewarding” part of Disney. They ought to have a “Drink Explorer” badge like they do at Animal Kingdom for the Wilderness Explorer. Allow adults to have some “fun” and earn an unofficial badge to the greatest park at Disney World. I would wear it to work every day as a badge of honor.

  42. says

    This has been a really useful post so would just like to thank you! I am currently working at Disney for the summer and was planning on doing drinking around the world with my friends but we were wondering about prices and the drinks that were available at each cart/restaurant before going. Thanks again! Danielle xx

  43. susan gerace says

    thanks for this all this info!! I will be ordering quite a bit from all of the countries!!we love the morocco pavilion,the best but Germany is great also!!now we have to try the china,mexico and England!!thanks again for such great info!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Jennifer says

    Just wanted to say thanks for an awesome post. I book my yearly Disney vacation based on your website and you’ve never steered me wrong. Can’t wait for our upcoming trip this October, our first time going during this time of year. I’m looking most forward to our trip to Epcot and drinking around the world! Thanks again Josh :)

  45. Lisa says

    omg. This was very informative and entertaining. you put a lot of work into this. thanks for all the information! I shall begin my training POST HASTE!

  46. steve says

    In America they sell the Orlando Brewing Company Beers. This is a good, non bottled, non INBEB option.

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  48. Ray T says

    This is the best thing about Disney that I have ever read. God bless you sir. One item I didn’t see- can you use your refillable mugs at any of the kiosks?

  49. TMM says

    I’m a DPH and we play all the time. Sometimes what we do is put the countries names in a hat and pick 5, That way you are not toast in a few hours. The kids play too (just non spirits).

  50. Jennifer says

    We saw a keep calm and drink around the world shirt recenty but could not find it.. do u happen to know which place has those

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  53. Bobby says

    This is going to be so helpful! Thanks man! I turn 21 in may and im pretty sure I will be going to Disney about a week after my birthday so I WILL be doing this, no problem!

  54. Jen says

    I finally did this when I was in Disney in August! I must say, the heat really did impact me. It was 96 degrees and I half regretted my decision. But I powered through and completed the task. The orange blossom water in the Habibi drink in Morocco was not my favorite thing. I think the flavor was just a bit strong for my liking (just an fyi for people who may not be sure if they’d like that). The Grey Goose lemon slush in France was definitely one of my favorite drinks. If brain freeze wasn’t a factor it would have been gone within a minute after getting it. Stay hydrated and have an amazing time!! I plan to do it again on my next trip (whenever that is).

  55. Amber says

    I have successfully drank my way around Epcot showcase about 7 times.
    I am just reading your article for the first time.
    You have informed me of drinks and places I didn’t
    know existed. I am going back in a few weeks
    and can’t wait to try some of your suggestions.
    This is a great article that made me laugh numerous
    times! Thank you so much!

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  57. Brooke says

    FYI…France offers not only Grand Marinee slushies super sized (large with an extra shot of alcohol) but also at the gelato shoppe you can experience a gelato float with your choice of whipped cream vodka, grand Marinee, or rum along with two scoops of your choice of gelato/sorbet! I almost couldn’t walk out of France that afternoon! :-)

  58. Angie says

    Wow! This was hilarious and amazing. Also very helpful for my husband and myself, as we hope to go there for our anniversary. Your idea for simulating the park at the beginning with space heater, water bucket, and kids was extra hilarious and very accurate (still laughing), this coming from a Florida resident. Thank you for all the detailed info!

  59. jenn says

    Love, love, love this! Just shared the highlights with my husband. We’ll be grabbing a few nice drinks when we go with the kids this summer but we are already dying to go back as a couple and enjoy ourselves even more!

  60. Shannon says

    Loved reading about your adventure!! Totally agree that LaCava has the best mixed drinks. Have you ever done a Monorail Drinkathon? Fun too!!

    We undertake a DAWS and monorail excursion on every trip now. We found passports for both that are cheap, personalized, laminated (protects against drink spillage) and makes a great souvenir at DrinkAroundTheWorldShowcase.com!!

  61. Dean says

    Great, informative and fun article. I’m a Passholer and veteran World drinker. Linking this will save me so much explanation time!

  62. Phil says

    Awesome article! I’ve done this several times, and it is always a great way to spend the day at Epcot. If I could make ONE suggestion, it would be to start at Canada, and work around from there. Then, at the end of the night, once you are good and toasty, get in line for test track. Not too many opportunities to “get behind the wheel” safely after all that drinking. It will be the best ride of the day!

  63. Heather says

    We will be going to disney for the first time soon. Since there are kiosks, are you able to walk around with your drink? I come from a state where you have to be in a beer garden to consume alcohol.

  64. Colton S. says

    This guide helped me so much! I just did this for my 21st birthday & as a former cast member, this is a right of passage among my friends! I was able to make it through all the countries, and I’m shocked that I liked some things that I wasn’t expecting to like! I would like to say though that Morrocco has a new “small dish” table service resturant with a bar that has quite a few great drinks! It’s worth looking into!!! Also one thing that was unfortunate is that casa del tequila in Mexico opens at 12 while everything else is at 11, so if you plan on starting early, you may have to choose somewhere else.

  65. Disneyjunkie6 says

    Planning this for our anniversary trip. However we are picking like 5,6 countries so we can still walk! Thanks for the detailed info!


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