/ Monday, November 19th, 2012

by Caitlin Corsello

“Drinking Around the World” is an activity that involves sampling a drink from each of the eleven countries in the World Showcase in Epcot. While most consider it to only involve beverages which contain alcohol, it can also be done with non-alcoholic beverages. The beauty of World Showcase is that there is something unique for everyone to experience in each country, including drinks! With that being said, I think it a great way to further experience the cultures represented by these eleven countries, and something I always look forward to partaking in during my Walt Disney World trips.

If you choose to try drinking around the world with alcoholic beverages, there are several things to keep in mind. Please be responsible, as Ros says you don’t want to be that guy. Make sure to pace yourself and always keep in mind that drinking around the world does not mean that you absolutely need to sample a drink in every country. Why not pick and choose your favorite drinks from each? Set aside and entire afternoon to explore the World Showcase with your drinks as this offers you a chance to really appreciate the detail of each pavilion without rushing yourself. Also know your limit while drinking; it’s all good and fun until someone becomes too intoxicated. So make sure to snack on some of the amazing culinary offerings in each country along the way and stay hydrated. That Florida sun can be brutal, especially in the summer months, so staying hydrated is crucial. One great way to stay sufficiently hydrated and save money is to invest in a refillable Brita water bottle. You can purchase them for around $9 in Target and they feature a built in filter, so even when filling up at a water fountain you are ensured clean water.

Another great way to experience drinking around the world is with a group of people. This offers numerous benefits. This activity can become expensive, especially if you are purchasing alcoholic beverages, so doing so with a group of people can help to cut the costs. If you share drinks, you will not only get to save money, but it also provides you with the opportunity to sample several drinks in each country! My final tip for drinking around the world is to have an idea of what drinks you may like to try in each country. If you search “drinking around the world” on DisneyFoodBlog.com, tons of results come up displaying the beverage options in each country around World Showcase. Doing a little research before arriving will help you to avoid confusion, save for the drinks you really want to try, and also help to build excitement for the experience!

With all that being said, here is a list of each country, the drinks which I recommend and want to try myself, where they can be found, and the prices (all of this information can be found on DisneyFoodBlog.com):

 

Mexico:          Blood Orange Margarita        La Cava del Tequila $12.30

Avocado Margarita                La Cava del Tequila $13.50

Dos Equis Amber                   La Cava del Tequila $6.50

 

Norway:          Tromso                                   Akershus $9.75

Carlsberg Beer                        Beer Cart $8.00

Ariel Punch*                           Akershus $6.49

 

China:             Tipsy Ducks in Love              Joy of Tea $8.50

Tipsy Ducks in Love*                        Joy of Tea $5.50

Iced Chai Tea*                        Nine Dragons $2.98

 

Germany:       Radeberger Pilsner                 Biergarten $13.00

Selbach Riesling                     Sommerfest $7.50

 

Italy:               Sangria                                    Via Napoli $8.00

Paladin Pinot Grigio               Tutto Gusto $8.00

Cappuccino*                           Via Napoli $5.00

 

US:                  Samuel Adams                       Liberty Inn $6.75

Frozen Cherry Slush*             Liberty Inn $3.99

Frozen Red Stag Lemonade   Fife and Drum Tavern $8.50

 

Japan:             Plum Wine                              Yakitori House $5.50

Kirin Ichiban Beer                  Yakitori House $5.75

 

Morocco:        Marrakesh Express                 Restaurant Marrakesh $8.99

Berber Passion*                      Restaurant Marrakesh $4.99

Tangierine Cocktail                Tangierine Café $7.99

 

France:           Grand Marnier & Grey

Goose Orange Slush          Les Vins des Chefs de France $9.34

Grey Goose Citron

Lemonade Slush                Les Vins des Chefs de France $9.34

 

UK:                 Cider & Black                        Rose & Crown Pub $8.50

Black & Tan                           Rose & Crown Pub $8.50

 

Canada:          Godiva Chocolate Martini     Le Cellier Steakhouse $9.50

Blanche de Chambly              Le Cellier Steakhouse $6.25

North Bay Smoothie*             Snack Cart $4.00

 

* Indicates non-alcoholic beverages

 

While those are the drinks that I enjoyed or want to try in the World Showcase, I would love to hear what you enjoy drinking while exploring the countries! Have you ever tried drinking around the world? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear from you!

 

Caitlin Corsello was born and raised in New York. She graduated from Adelphi University with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling in 2012. Her love for Disney started as an infant and has continued to grow with family vacations to Disney parks almost every year since. She holds a particular interest in WDW’s parks and attractions, never passing up an opportunity to visit. She looks forward to continuing to explore and learn about all things Disney and to share that passion with readers.

 

2 Responses to "Disney from a Twenty-Something: Drinking Around the World"

  1. I have to say Epcot is a great place to get goofy (pun intended) with your friends and some strangers then watch an AMAZING fireworks show.

    Last time I visited with my friends we grabbed German beers and Sake shots (at the same time) and watched “The Who” preform between rides and shows. Where else but Disney can you pull that off without a winning lotto ticket.

    New Disney motto should be: Disney GET SOME!

  2. Caitlin Corsello says:

    Jim– Watching The Who with some German beers sounds pretty awesome to me, especially since it was at Epcot! I may just have to borrow your new Disney motto next time I’m down there Drinking Around the World, because that is pretty much perfect haha.

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