25 Beverages To Enjoy As You Drink Around The World At Epcot

Epcot is one of the four major theme parks at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Here, visitors can explore future technologies, venture under the sea with Nemo and friends, discover fascinating cultivation techniques, and visit distinct pavilions representing a variety of countries from around the globe. Each pavilion provides an opportunity to meet individuals native to these diverse regions, learn about their cultures, sample delicious cuisine, and relish unique beverages. If you're visiting Epcot with a group of adult friends, one particularly popular activity is an adventure known as "Drinking Around the World."

This daring endeavor invites you to visit each country in the World Showcase and sample one of their signature drinks. With an array of beverages to choose from, it's likely that by the time you reach halfway around the World Showcase, you may choose to moderate your pace, but the sheer novelty of sampling unique drinks offers its own form of enjoyment. On your travels, if you are looking for some outstanding offerings, consider some of our favorites.

Mexico: The Black Magic Margarita from La Cava del Tequila

It is a hotly debated topic as to which side of the world showcase you should begin your world journey on. To us, there's no better place to begin than Mexico. Here, you'll find the Cava Del tequila. Home to some of the more interesting drinks at Epcot, one of our favorites to recommend is the Black Magic Margarita. Created by actor Neil Patrick Harris, this one is a mix of smokey mezcal, some lime and mint, a blended blackberry puree, and Cassis liqueur. This very well might be the perfect way to start off your drinking journey because it is a frozen, delightful drink that offers a nice balance between smokiness and fruitiness with Cassis, a liquor derived from blackcurrants.

Mexico: Alabrije Margarita from La Cava del Tequila

If you're looking for something that is a little bit more exciting and picturesque, you'll want to check out the Alabrije Margarita. This drink gets its name from the Alabrije, a creature designed in a style created by Pedro Linares Lopez, who crafted animals with brightly colored features. Pixar's movie Coco has a few of these Alabrije throughout the film. This drink has tequila, passion fruit liqueur, and lime juice. On top, you'll get a smoke bubble with your fruity berry flavor on top. The drink also comes with a beautiful and bright gold cube that you can find in several other beverages across the Walt Disney World property.

Mexico: The Lily Margarita from La Cava del Tequila

Every year, Epcot hosts several food festivals throughout the park. During the 2022 Festival of the Arts, the Mexico Pavilion hosted a stand called El Artista Hambriento. This booth featured The Lily, and though it was pretty popular, it went away at the end of the festival. That is until it started showing up at the Cava Del Tequila. Now, you can get the same drink with tequila, rose petal decor, cranberry, lime juice, and even the essence of violet. The presentation of this one is quite stunning, and it even has its own smoke and flower to accessorize the whole experience. Among all the different margaritas La Cava del Tequila has to offer, this one might be our favorite.

Norway: Frozen Viking Coffee from Kringle Bakeri Og Kafe

Chances are, if you're planning to drink around the world, you're going to have to start pretty early in the day. As a result, by the time you hit Norway, that caffeine may be losing its effect. Thankfully, the Norway Pavilion offers a perfect solution. Head into Kringle Bakeri Og Kafe, not far from the Frozen Ever After ride, for a frosty coffee lovingly called the Frozen Viking Coffee. You'll get a cup that has a swirl of chocolate and is filled with a frozen coffee-like mixture, similar to what you might expect from a Starbucks frappuccino. Of course, this one also includes Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur and Kamora Coffee Liqueur for a tasty adult coffee.

Norway: The Oslo from Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Sometimes you just want to put your feet up and enjoy a nice meal in the middle of your Epcot day. For a dining break, we love Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Norway. This princess dining experience offers quite a selection of fabulous food that is sure to please both the adventurous eaters in your party as well as your picky kiddos.

One of our favorite things about Akershus is that it has some really fun drinks. We like quite a few on the menu, but the Oslo is probably our favorite. It's named after the capital city, and it feels like more of a drink Olaf might enjoy on a warm summer's day at the beach than a drink you might expect in the bitter winter. It's a frozen blend of vodka, strawberry, banana liqueur, and LINIE Aquavit Liqueur.

China: Tipsy Ducks in Love from The Joy of Tea

As you continue making your way around the World Showcase, you'll pass the China Pavilion. Here, you will find a lovely tea spot called The Joy of Tea. There are many tea drinks you can choose from, and we recommend the Tipsy Ducks in Love cocktail. It is another coffee drink, but it's complemented by tea, bourbon, and chocolate. We find that the ice melts quickly with this one, so you may want to request extra ice to prevent it from melting too quickly. Or, if you prefer, just drink it fast to avoid the dreaded melt.

China: Ginger Zinger from Nine Dragons Restaurant

If you happen to be grabbing lunch at The Nine Dragons restaurant in the China Pavilion, you might feel a little overwhelmed by the variety of cocktails to choose from. For something a little different, check out the Ginger Zinger. This vibrant drink features rum, ginger liqueur, and a splash of lemon-lime soda. It might remind you of a Moscow Mule, but we find it to be the perfect invigorating beverage in the middle of a hot Florida day when you're spending a lot of time walking around Epcot. The air-conditioned restaurant doesn't hurt either.

African Outpost: Mango Starr

When drinking around the World Showcase, some people tend to skip the African Outpost. It's not a true pavilion, and there are only a couple of things to see here. Next to an impressive drum setup, you will find a small window offering a limited selection. However, we recommend grabbing the Mango Starr. This is a simple cocktail featuring some smooth mango puree and Starr African Rum. It's rather simple, and it's not overly sweet, but if you like fruity rum drinks, you'll find this one rather flavorful and very smooth, thanks to the Starr Rum.

African Outpost: Outpost Lemonade

If you're seeking an ultra-refreshing drink, the Outpost Lemonade is also available here. It's a blend of Minute Maid lemonade and Absolut vodka. Being a frozen drink, it goes down quickly in the Florida heat. While it doesn't have a specific African twist, it is undeniably cooling. So, if mango isn't your preferred fruit, we suggest going with the Outpost Lemonade. It pairs well with any specialty drinks available throughout the year for different festivals. Don't forget to take a seat at one of the nearby tables, enjoy some people-watching, and take a break from walking.

Germany: Dr. L Riesling from Biergarten

Unsurprisingly, the Germany Pavilion offers several locations where you can find wine or beer. In the back of the pavilion, you'll find a sit-down dining restaurant called Biergarten. Here, you have an impressive selection of various wines and beers to enjoy with your meal. While there are many tasty options, we always order a glass of Dr. Loosen (also known as Dr. L) Riesling every time we visit. This Riesling strikes an ideal balance with its subtly fruity and crisp taste that you expect from a Riesling. With the large meal, it's a perfect pairing choice.

Germany: Schofferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen from Sommerfest

When it comes to beer choices, aside from the traditional German options, we recommend trying the Schofferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen. You can pick this up from a little window near the entrance to Biergarten called Sommerfest. If you need a quick bite, it's also a great spot to grab a brat. The Schofferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen is a light and fruity beer that both beer drinkers and non-beer drinkers can enjoy. Unfortunately, Germany doesn't have many seating options, and until late afternoon, many of the available spots are under the sun, so you may need to enjoy your beer as you walk to the next pavilion, but be sure to check out the awesome train set on your way to Italy.

Italy: Italian Margarita from Gelateria Toscana

As you may have guessed, we are a total sucker for a fabulous, well-made margarita. So, as margarita enthusiasts, we're always on the hunt for the best, most unique, and memorable options in town. Here, indulge in an Italian Margarita with flavors of tequila and limoncello. This tasty frozen drink will, like the lemonade from the African Outpost, go down very icey and smoothly, so don't forget to enjoy it at a moderate pace. Alternatively, if Margaritas aren't really your thing, at the same stop, you can also pick up white or red frozen sangria.

Italy: Wine Flight from Tutto Gusto

For an intimate wine cellar experience, make your way to Tutto Gusto and choose one of their three wine flights. The options include "Under the Tuscan Sun," "Crisp Italian Whites," and "From the Hills of Piemonte." Each flight takes you on a journey throughout Italy, offering a variety of wine samples. One focuses on the famed Tuscan region, the second focuses on a few different whites, and the third contains wines from Piemonte. The added bonus is that you can enjoy food alongside your wine flight, and there's even decadent tiramisu on the menu.

America: Blackberry Moonshine Sour from Regal Eagle's outdoor bar

In the back left corner of the American Pavilion, you'll find the Regal Eagle Smokehouse. Right outside this quick service restaurant, you'll spot the Regal Eagle Outdoor Bar, usually with a lengthy line nearby. Once you get to the counter, waste no time and order a Blackberry Moonshine Sour. This drink is fruity, refreshing, and perfectly strong. We've also been told I'm more than one occasion by the bartender cast members that this is the most popular drink at Epcot. So we truly wonder, if you miss the Moonshine Sour, did you really drink around the world?

America: Tennessee Lemonade from Regal Eagle Smokehouse

The Moonshine Sour isn't the only fabulous drink in the American pavilion. For this one, you'll actually head inside to the Regal Eagle Smokehouse and order a Tennessee Lemonade. Though it is certainly a cold beverage, this one is sure to warm you right up with its mixture of lemonade, peach flavors, and whiskey. If you enjoyed an Outpost Lemonade, this is a fun compliment to that drink, especially because it offers different flavors. Plus, there's plenty of seating inside the Regal Eagle Smokehouse for you and your party to kick your feet up for a few minutes of air conditioning before heading to the next country.

Japan: Sake Slushie from Kabuki Cafe

New to the world of sake? No Problem. We have the perfect drink for you anyway. In the Japan Pavilion, head to the Kabuki Cafe right by the funnel cake stand and order a Sake Slushie. For this one, you get to choose between a blood orange, coconut pineapple, or blackberry flavor. When Your drink is ready, you'll be handed an alcoholic shaved ice. We love this drink because it has such a unique form and fun departure from the many drinks you can get around the World Showcase and throughout the drinking around the world experience.

Japan: Tokyo Sunset from Teppan Edo

When drinking around the world, it can be tempting to go from pavilion to pavilion without stopping for much to eat or even to sit down. We encourage you to take breaks along the way to keep your whole party happy, and one of the best ways you can do this is by stopping for meals. For dinner in Japan, check out Teppan Edo. Not only is it a unique and fun dining experience, but there are some yummy cocktails here. We love ordering the Tokyo Sunset. It's a tropical drink with coconut rum and flavors of banana, peach, and pineapple. Be aware that it tastes like juice, so you may find yourself finishing your drink rather quickly. Stave off the urge to order another cocktail here, though, because Morocco is just around the corner.

Morocco: Sangria from Oasis Sweets & Sips

Before long, you will come to the Morocco pavilion. Here, you'll find plenty of photo ops and some ultra-delectable Moroccan pastries. For your next drink, head on over to the Oasis Sweets & Sips window. Here, order the sangria for a delightful drink to enjoy while you wander throughout the pavilion. As you sip on that sangria and meander through the beautiful tile work, don't forget to take a few photos. If you're interested in henna, you can also get your own henna artwork done in the back marketplace of the pavilion. It's the perfect activity to do while you sip your sangria.

Morocco: Pomegranate Mimosa from Spice Road Table

One of our favorite, easily forgotten restaurants around the world showcase is the Spice Road Table. Here, the cast members bring you dish after dish of Moroccan goodies and cocktails. We recommend ordering the Pomegranate Mimosa, featuring pomegranate and sparkling wine. It even comes with little pomegranate arils that fall to the bottom of your glass and are an enjoyable bite of juice every time you catch one. If you're not dining at Spice Road Table, you can still order beverages to go at the walk-up bar, which offers all the same cocktail options a sit-down experience would get you.

France: Orange Slush from Les Vins des Chefs de France

While doing your drinking around the world research, there's a good chance you'll see one drink represented over and over again for the France pavilion. This frozen drink from Les Vins des Chefs de France is a must-try drink while strolling Disney's Paris streets. The Orange Slush comes in a delicate-looking plastic glass and is a refreshing treat as you stroll through the pavilion, shop, and enjoy the scenery. Made with Grand Marnier, rum, and orange flavors, it'll be zesty and cold and make a perfect complement to the sunshine state.

France: Kronenbourg 1664 from Les Vins des Chefs de France

On the other hand, if a beer sounds better to you by the time you get to France, look no further than the Kronenbourg 1664. You'll find it at the same booth where you can get your Orange Slush, so there's no need to go to multiple places throughout the pavilion. This European pale lager comes from a beer company with a rich history as quite the old beer company, coming in as the fifth oldest wordwide. It's also quite brisk and makes a good drinking beer around the world showcase.

UK: Black & Tan (Half & Half) from Rose & Crown Pub

Once you cross the bridge from France into the United Kingdom, make your way to the Rose and Crown Pub. The pub atmosphere, complete with authentic scent, decor, and the stiffened paper menu feel, adds to the genuine UK experience. We recommend ordering a Black and Tan here. Although, on the menu, you won't see "Black and Tan," you'll rather see it labeled as a "Half and Half." It's the same thing, and you'll be handed a pint glass of half Guinness and half Harp layered on top of one another.

UK: Cider and Fireball from Rose & Crown Pub

For those looking for a cider-based option, try the Cider and Fireball cocktail at the Rose & Crown Pub. This delightful blend of Irish and cinnamon whiskey, cider, and ginger ale creates a refreshing cinnamon cider flavor. It's a great choice for those seeking a more exciting alternative to beer. That said, there are more fancy cocktail options on the menu, but we recommend knowing exactly what you want to order as soon as you get to the bar. It can get a little crowded in here, and you probably don't want to take up a spot for too long.

Canada: Ottawa Apple from Popcorn in Canada

Depending on which direction you enter the World Showcase, Canada will either be your last stop or first. For us, it tends to be our last drinking spot around the world, and we finish it out strong with an Ottawa Apple. The Ottawa Apple has Apple, maple, and cranberry flavors mixed with Crown Royal whiskey. Even if you aren't typically a whiskey drinker, the fruit flavors do a lovely job of covering up any of that lingering whiskey flavor just to create a delicious drink. We like taking our Ottawa Apple and maple popcorn up the stairs in the Canada Pavilion and grabbing a bench to people-watch near the waterfall.

Canada: Icewine from the Trading Post

Alternatively, If you're hoping for something a little fancier for your last drink, check out the icewine. For this, you'll head into the Trading Post store and find your way to the bar toward the back. There, you will find some very friendly cast members who will pour you anything on their menu. We love getting a two oz pour of the icewine and then slowly sipping and savoring this ultra-sweet wine. Icewine is one of our favorite dessert wines, and though the pour is very small, but with how sweet this tends to be, you probably don't want it to be much more.