As one of my favorite parks at Walt Disney World, I’ve made it a mission to find the best drinks at Epcot. And that’s not just me, “drinking around the world” at Epcot, is a fun tradition for many visitors to this iconic Disney theme park. This adventure isn’t just about sampling beverages from different countries; it’s about trying new things and having a little “adult” fun on a traditionally kid-centric vacation.
I’ll share a flavorful journey through each country in the World Showcase, where I’ve personally tried every drink mentioned, from spirited cocktails to refreshing beer and wine. And, since Epcot’s drinking experiences extend beyond the World Showcase. I’ll also introduce you to some other fun spots within the park, like the futuristic Space 220 and the cozy Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar, where you can relax and enjoy a diverse range of beverages.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned Epcot enthusiast, this guide full of ideas, tips and tricks is your passport to enjoy the best drinks Epcot has to offer. Let’s raise a glass and dive into this delicious adventure!
Drinking Around the World: Drinks at Epcot by Country
Ready for a flavor-filled journey through Epcot’s World Showcase? Enjoy a unique drink at each country pavilion that captures the essence of its culture. From the vibrant fiestas of Mexico to the tranquil gardens of Japan, Epcot offers a diverse array of beverages that delight and surprise.
Plenty of Disney fans consider drinking around the world a rite of passage – I guarantee you’ll see MANY fun t-shirts on your visit to Epcot with drinking around the world themes. After plenty of trips to Epcot, I’ve tried delicious drinks in every pavilion and can’t wait to share my favorites. So, ready to sip your way around the world?
There are plenty of places to grab a drink in the Mexican pavilion at Epcot, and of course, you need to get a margarita! My favorite place to enjoy margaritas is at La Cava del Tequila which is located inside the pyramid.
🍹Pam’s insider tip: the line to La Cava del Tequila can get long, so either get there right before 11:00 (when it opens) or be prepared to wait a bit.
One of the first drinks of the day – and one we rarely skip is the Frozen Viking Coffee in Norway. It’s a delicious combination of Baileys Irish Cream, Kamora Coffee liqueur, and chocolate sauce. It’s refreshing, tastes amazing (even for non-coffee lovers), and is a perfect way to cool off on a hot Florida day.
Find it at the Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe. A bit of warning though – one year it was cold so we tried it hot and it isn’t nearly as tasty. Now some advice – try the Lefse if you want a snack to go with your drink. It’s filling and at a great price!
In China, if we get a drink it’s typically during a festival. This one above (Lucky Mo) was a delicious combo of citrus vodka, peach schnapps, pina colada mix, oj, and soda. It was fruity and refreshing – and not too sweet!
If there isn’t a festival happening, head over to Joy of Tea. In the summer an iced tea slush is a terrific choice, but they also have plenty of “adult” beverages to pick from.
If you are a beer fan, Germany is the country for you! I like to try unique drinks so I typically pass on the beer unless there is a festival and I can get a beer flight or a small glass of a flavored Schöfferhofer (I’ve tried raspberry in recent years and loved it).
If you do want to completely drink around the world in Epcot and not skip Germany, I’d suggest the Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen Beer. It’s delicious, light, and one of my preferred beers for a pool day. Another terrific option would be a glass of Riesling (I sometimes get a small one if there is a festival happening).
There are so many delicious options in Italy that this is a country we almost always stop in! If there is a festival happening, definitely try the Italian Margarita. It’s one of my favorite Epcot drinks because it combines two things I love – margaritas and limoncello.
Another fun choice in Italy (especially after eating a big pasta meal), is to order a shot of limoncello. It’s delicious and a perfect aperitif! You can also get a few other wines, limoncello spritzers, or other drinks in Italy – you’ll surely find something you love.
America used to be another country I’d skip, but not since they opened the Regal Eagle Smokehouse – and the bar behind it! Now you can order a variety of American beers and drinks.
I’d highly recommend the Blackberry Moonshine. It is super smooth, full of fruity flavor, and not too sweet. Plus, it packs a punch! Since I’ve tried it, it’s been added to my “must-order” drink list.
One of the first drinks I tried in Epcot years ago was in Japan – not sure why I tried it first as it’s an odd choice for me (since I tend to love Margaritas and wine), but it’s a solid choice if you are wanting to drink around the world. This was the sake slushy in blood orange (blackberry is also delicious). It was refreshing, fun, and a decent size for the price.
Other good drinks in Japan are the frozen Kirin beer (it stays cold a “little” longer in the hot Florida sun) or the plum wine. Sip your cocktails while you stroll through the shops – they are a great place to pick up some fun teas or candy to take home to friends and family who don’t get to enjoy Disney World with you!
One of my all-time favorite cocktails at Disney’s Epcot is the Fig Cocktail in Morocco. Unfortunately, it’s not always available (although usually you can find it). This delicious cocktail is made with white cranberry juice, fig vodka, and a touch of allspice. It is amazing! So good that I bought some fig vodka from Total Wine and recreated it for the holidays last year as it’s a terrific holiday drink.
🍹Pam’s insider tip: if you recreate this yourself, be sure to use white cranberry juice – it makes a big difference in taste. And, use a mesh strainer to keep the spices from getting clumpy.
I don’t know why it took me so long to try the Orange Slush from Les Vins de Chefs de France (a kiosk across from the France Pavilion), but I am so glad I finally gave in. Yes, it’s one of the more expensive drinks in Epcot, but it is so worth it. It’s boozy and delightful and will remind you of the best orange creamsicle you’ve ever enjoyed.
We typically get one and share it while waiting in line for Remy – it’s a great way to make that line feel a little less boring!
The UK is another Epcot Pavilion which we sometimes skip, but if you plan to truly drink around the world, make a stop at the Rose & Crown pub. It can be a really fun place if the patrons there are in a good mood and enjoying themselves.
If we do get a drink here, it’s either a Strongbow Cider or the Welsh Dragon. Both are good choices. If they have it, you can add currant to the cider which is quite tasty, and the Welsh Dragon is green, so that’s always fun!
I’m not going to lie, aside from festival booths, I don’t think I’ve ever actually ordered a drink in the Canada Pavilion. Typically during a festival, there is a cider or two that I want to try, so I’ll typically get that.
Otherwise, your choices are beer and more beer. Ice wine could be another option if you aren’t a fan of beer. Canada is a good place to start your drinking around the world.
Seasonal & Special Event Beverages
If there are two things Epcot does exceptionally well, it’s festivals and holidays. The park goes all out for both. The festivals used to be a bit more spread out, but these days there is almost always one happening, and they ALL have special drinks created just for the occasion.
Holidays are also a big deal at Epcot – especially Christmas, and you’ll see a bunch of fun holiday drinks, many of them featuring hot chocolate and cinnamon or peppermint flavors. Yum, right?
There are 4 main festivals at Epcot, and all of the booths at each of them have special drinks. The Food & Wine Festival is my favorite, and in addition to trying a few new wines, I almost always indulge in a Mimosa flight at Shimmering Sips and a cider flight either in Canada or in the Morocco pavilion.
But even if you visit during one of the other festivals, trying the various drinks at each booth is a fun way to drink around the world without going overboard (as long as you order the smaller sizes!). I’ve discovered ciders, beers, and wines that I love enough to buy back in Indiana, and even a cocktail or two that I’ve re-created at home (I’m looking at you Fig Cocktail from Morocco).
Christmas Drinks at Epcot
Christmas is another time of the year when Epcot pulls out all the stops for fun drinks. All around the park, you can find hot chocolate with peppermint vodka or cinnamon whiskey along with other fun creations. Joffrey’s always gets into the mix with a special holiday drink offered at each Joffrey stand – I like to check all the holiday drinks out before I select which one to try as there is no way I could indulge in a dozen different holiday drinks in one day (even if I’d like to).
At Epcot, the world of non-alcoholic drinks is as vibrant and diverse as its alcoholic counterparts, offering something special for guests of all ages. In the Mexico Pavilion, the Agua Fresca provides a refreshing escape from the Florida heat, blending fruits like watermelon and mango into a deliciously cool beverage. Over in Japan, the colorful Ramune soda, with its unique marble-sealing bottle, is not only a fun experience but also a sweet, fizzy treat that’s beloved by kids and adults alike.
Venturing into Morocco, you’ll find a traditional and aromatic Moroccan Mint Tea, perfect for those seeking a soothing, caffeine-free option. For a twist on classic American flavors, the Frozen Lemonade at the American Adventure Pavilion is a quintessential favorite, offering a tangy and icy refreshment.
And, the Epcot festivals always have a wide variety of kid-friendly drinks. We’ve enjoyed boba teas, mango lassi, dole whip smoothies and so many more through the years. All of these non-alcoholic options at Epcot showcase the creativity and cultural richness of each pavilion, ensuring that every family member can partake in the delightful journey of tastes around the world.
Tips & Tricks for Drinking Around the World at Epcot
The best way to drink around the world is to do it with a group of friends. By sharing drinks, not only will you save money, but you’ll end up enjoying the drinks much more if you aren’t over-indulging. We’ve seen some unfortunate folks through the years that are either sick from drinking too much, or just acting like idiots. And, considering how much money you spend for a day at Epcot that seems like a real waste to me.
Most visitors to Epcot begin their drinking around the world either in Mexico or in Canada, but I prefer a different option. I like to start in France with that delicious orange slush. Then I’ll head towards Mexico so I can hit all the drinks I really love (fig cocktail, Viking Coffee, Limoncello, and Margarita) fairly early in the day. If I end up skipping Canada and/or the UK, it’s totally fine with me.
Another option is to split up your drinking around the world into two or three days. As I’m a bit of a lightweight, this is actually my preferred option. I enjoy the drinks much more if I can savor them AND space them out a bit.
Budget at least $12 – $15 per drink. And make sure you have some food stops planned too as you’ll want something to soak up all that liquor! Even if you are sharing with friends, it’s still a pretty expensive day which is another reason I like to break it up into several visits.
Hidden Gems: Drinks at Epcot
There are a few other fun places to enjoy a wonderful drink at Epcot that you might not consider when planning out your Epcot day.
Space 220 is a new restaurant and lounge in Epcot located near Mission Space. Unless you arrive right at 11:00 or are prepared to wait an hour, you’ll want to make a reservation.
I prefer the lounge as the menu in the restaurant is a prix fixe and I just can’t eat enough to make that worthwhile. You’ll still get the fun atmosphere and delicious drinks in the lounge and it’s a whole lot cheaper.
On our last visit, we sat at the bar and enjoyed some unique cocktails – mine started with cotton candy and became a smooth and sweet martini after the liquor was poured over it.
La Cava del Tequila
Although you could consider a margarita from La Cava del Tequila as part of your drinking around the world in Epcot, it can also be a lovely place to sit and take a break in your day.
There aren’t a lot of tables, so unless you get there early you will have to wait. However, it’s a terrific atmosphere to sit down and enjoy a margarita and some chips and dips. If you visit on a Thursday, be sure to ask for the special margarita only available once a week (see it pictured above). Otherwise, go for my favorite, the original avocado margarita. It sounds weird but tastes amazing.
Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
My third hidden gem for wonderful drinks at Epcot is a visit to Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar. The food is the same as you’ll find at the main Italy restaurant but the atmosphere is so much cooler.
I’ve enjoyed a peach bellini, an expresso martini, or just a simple wine flight on prior visits. All of these are excellent drink choices and sitting in the wine cellar is an amazing break from a busy Disney day.
Where to stay at Walt Disney World when visiting Epcot
If you plan on drinking around the world when you visit Disney’s Epcot theme park, you definitely don’t want to drive. So, the best place to stay is on Disney property. That way you can take the monorail, skyliner, boat, or a bus back to your hotel. No car is needed.
👉 Pam’s insider tip: if you don’t want to stay at a Disney property, a great option that still has free transportation (by boat or even walking) is the Disney Swan. Check the rates to see if that would be a good fit for your next trip!
FAQs: Epcot Drinks
How much does it cost to drink around the world in Epcot?
To get a drink in every country, expect to spend at least $125 to $150. It’s not for the faint of heart.
How many stops in Epcot to drink around the world?
There are 11 countries in Epcot.
How many hours does it take to drink around the world in Epcot?
For me personally – a few days! But technically you could complete it in about 8 hours – especially if you have a few friends with you.
Can you walk around Epcot with alcohol?
Yes, you can order drinks and walk around Epcot with them, but you can’t leave the theme park with an alcoholic drink.
Can you split drinks in Epcot?
Absolutely, and I highly recommend it!
Can you bring a water bottle into Epcot?
Yes, you can bring any drink container as long as it’s not glass – so water bottle, Hydroflask, Yeti, etc. are all fine.
Conclusion: Best Drinks at Epcot
Drinking around the world in Epcot is a journey that tantalizes the taste buds, offering a kaleidoscope of flavors from every corner of the globe. It’s a delightful adventure, whether you’re sipping on a decadent orange slush in France, toasting a robust beer in Germany, or enjoying a refreshing margarita in Mexico.
And remember, Epcot’s beverage journey doesn’t end at the World Showcase. Places like Space 220 and Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar add another layer of drinking experiences, with their unique atmospheres and unique drink menus catering to both alcoholic and non-alcoholic preferences.
Throughout my many visits to Epcot, I’ve had the joy of sampling drinks in every country, discovering both the popular hits and the hidden gems. Every time I visit I try something new and discover more favorites. Whether you’re a connoisseur of fine wines, a lover of unique cocktails, or you prefer the subtle delights of non-alcoholic beverages, Epcot offers something for everyone.
So, raise a glass to the incredible world of drinks at Epcot – a place where every sip is an exploration and every flavor tells a story. Here’s to your next Epcot adventure and the many delicious discoveries that await!