Drinking around the world is a time-honored tradition at Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park. The idea is simple: stop in each country and drink one beverage at each location.
With 11 permanent countries represented, I salute (or salut!) those that can complete this challenge. And it’s not just for the alcoholic drinkers; non-alcoholic options count too!
But let’s be real: it’s usually the boozehounds who think this is a good idea.
Things get really interesting when you visit during the Food & Wine Festival and the number of alcoholic drink options increase.
By a lot.
There are more than two dozen additional food booths added to the World Showcase and many of these will offer beverage options.
So what does that mean? It means if you visit during this time, you need to pace yourself.
An afternoon in Florida fall sunshine with a drink in hand can be a perfect way to explore what Epcot has to offer, but it’s easy to get carried away.
Especially with Magic Band linked credit card access. Ha!
Here are a few of my favorite drinks at my favorite Epcot locations. And no, I did not drink around the world, nor did I take all these pictures in one day.
If I attempted the drink around the world challenge, I’d also have to pee around the world and I’m not sure I would ever make it to all 11 countries.
Drinking Around The World At Epcot
What can I say? Mexico is my closest neighbor.
Especially La Cava, the tequila bar located inside the Mexican pavilion. This is my traditional first stop.
This last trip I decided I’d branch out a bit and see what other countries had to offer.
Over the course of my four days at Walt Disney World, I sampled a few new beverages and snacks along the way.
I discovered that, yes, other countries can get you just as drunk as Mexico! Who knew?
I was still working on the margarita here, so I didn’t stop for a drink.
But I did pick up a few egg rolls and enjoyed the view.
This is one peaceful location, even in a busy park.
And eggrolls are always a good idea. Always.
I had an amazing lunch in Italy at Via Napoli.
If you haven’t had pizza here, then make this a stop during your next trip!
The booth outside of the pavilion offered eight options to quench your thirst.
I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the choices offered.
Mine was peachy flavored and bubbly.
No food, no drink, but it’s one of my favorite pavilions.
I have no reason why; I just like going back here!
Gratuitous fountain shot. Enjoy!
Ahhh, Paris. The city of lights and lovers.
Even Epcot’s version of Paris is pretty amazing.
And more so with a Grand Marnier Orange Slush. This can be found
This can be found year-round at a booth right outside Les Chefs de France.
If orange isn’t your flavor, be sure to try the Grey Goose Lemon Slush instead.
One of the booths offering food and drink last year was Greece.
It’s located right across from Canada and we stopped in because a friend wanted one of the food offerings.
Spanakopita is delicious!
I chose a Greek wine (Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko) in a commemorative glass.
Isn’t it cute?
How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways: Canadian cheddar cheese soup served with a pretzel roll, Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce, and Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum.
Okay, so the drink wasn’t technically bought in Canada (purchased just down the road a bit), but I drank it there, and I’m sure Justin Trudeau would accept it should it apply for citizenship.
If there wasn’t so much of that cold white stuff up there, I might see about moving.
Because: delish. This was by far my favorite stop.
And the final stop, as always, was back in Mexico.
La Cava, you complete me.
Those are my highlights from last year’s trips to Epcot.
I think I’d like to go back during Food and Wine and participate in some of the tastings and special events they have every year.
Some of them are super fancy-sounding (ie, super expensive!) but I think I’d dig a few of them.
There’s a burger party that I dream about. I’ve never met a burger I didn’t love!
What’s your favorite drink from Epcot? What should I add to the list for next year?
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)