From Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz to the Phosphorescent Phreeze, Disney drink expert Felice of @disneysips shares her top picks for What to Drink at Epcot Food and Wine!
Epcot Food and Wine
Hi friends! Have I got a treat for you! Since our Guide to Drinking Around the World at EPCOT and our Guide to Eating Around the World at EPCOT posts are so popular, naturally I thought you’d enjoy some guidance on just what to eat and drink at this year’s 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! However, I’m not sure yet if I’ll make it out there so I’ve enlisted some expert help from my friend Felice!
What to Drink at Epcot Food and Wine
Instagrammer and Disney Drink Expert Felice Friedman posts about Disney World drinks at @disneysips and in the real world owns a craft beer distribution company, Craft Collective. I love following her on Instagram, and she’s sent me some of her favorite craft beers that were so tasty that I 100% trust her judgement! I noticed she was doing some amazing Instagram Stories on “Drink this, not that” about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival so I asked if she would want to write it up for all of you! So with that, I’m going to turn it over to Felice!
With so many options at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, how can you choose? I’ve picked my best bets from each booth below. Enjoy!
Active Eats Booth
M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Pinapple Coconut Hard Sparkling Water. It’s gluten free, low- calorie, sugar free and all natural! A refreshing alternative to many of the heavier options at the festival.
The Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz offers berry and chocolate flavors and is just sweet enough to hit the spot!
The Almond Orchard hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze
The Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rose Champagne is a beautiful instagram worthy color, with the wonderful aromas of red fruits.
Try the Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon and taste a true Australian full body white!
The St. Bernardus Abt 12 is a trappist beer made by monks! It’sa full body without being too heavy and it’s got a lovely raisin and date taste to it. It’s got a 10% ABV, so it’s on the strong side!
Try the Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça! A wonderful lime and sugar drink made with a rum like alcohol. It’s Brazil’s national cocktail!
Brewers Collection Booth
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb is the gold standard of wheat beer. Does not disappoint. Trust me.
The Château Des Charmes Vidal Icewine is made from grapes that are frozen on the vine! The water freezes, but not the sugers or flavors so the wine is much more concentrated and very sweet! This one has notes of mango and honey, perfect as a desert!
The Cheese Studio, Hosted by Boursin Cheese’
Check out Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Blueberry Wine for something different and special!
While there are lots of delicious cocktails at this booth, the non alcoholic Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk is a fun and refreshing beverage to try!
Chocolate Studio Booth
Twinings® Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka is the perfect taste of fall flavors but FROZEN, for Florida’s warm weather.
Coastal Eats Booth
ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir is a delicious blend from several vineyards in Oregan. A lovely taste of cherry upon first sip eases you into orange peel and pipe tobacco.
Craft Drafts Booth
JDub’s Brewing Company Honeydew Melon Kölsch is a traditional German style Kölsch brewed from pilsner malt with a delicious and welcome addition of sweet honeydew flavors.
Earth Eats Booth
Try the Health-Ade Kombucha flight and find your favorite: Pink Lady Apple, Pomegranate or Beet-Lime!
The Festival Center Wine Shop Booth
The Fess Parker Riesling is an off-dry, meaning it has a mild sweetness, with delicious orange blossom, lemon-zest and ginger.
Flavors from Fire Booth
Michael David Winery 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel is a full and rich red that pairs perfectly with the booth’s delicious smoked meats.
La Passion Martini Slush is a can’t lose combo: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice. Vive La France!
Germany knows how to make a good Riesling. The best in fact. Get their flight and make them fight to see whose Keiser of your tastebuds.
Argyros Atlantis Red Blend is lovely drinking red with fresh fruits, jam and a subtle hint of pepper. You’ll easily down your glass and ask for more!
A Mai Tai with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and DOLE Pineapple Juice will put you in the mood for a hula dance and maybe a Moana screening. It’s strong so watch out!
Hops & Barley
Try the 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale for an excellent summertime brew. The perfect bitter-sweet balance, almost like an unsweetned iced-tea!
A Mango Lassi is a much loved mango yogurt smoothie and if you’re feel pretty wild add the Sōmrus Indian Cream Liqueur and enjoy the cardamom, almond and rosewater flavors.
Grab yourself a Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. It’s a classic for a reason.
Islands of the Caribbean Booth
The Caribbean White Sangria is crisp and refreshing and has all the flavor you need to picture yourself on a white sand beach.
The Montegrande Corbinello Spumante Dolce is an absolutely delicious ruby red, fruity, sparkling wine. Drink it with the sweet desert of your choice. salute!
The Ozeki Rai Sake is a rich sake, served chilled, with a pleasant earthiness and straightforward sake flavor.
Light Lab Booth
Try the Phosphorescent Phreeze, a slushy with cotton candy, orange mango, and green apple layers (but forget what I told you and try to figure it out yourself!).
Ay Caramba: Smoky Margarita with Gracias A Dios Mezcal, Lime Juice and Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur. Nothing like a little spice in your cocktail. The lime balances out the chile flavor and leaves you with a perfectly pleasant little kick in the mouth!
The Mimosa Royale is Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur …. royale indeed and mighty refreshing.
New Zealand Booth
Try the Frozen Wine Cocktail featuring Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc because the only thing better than a good crisp white wine is a good crisp white wine frozen cocktail!
Refreshment Outpost Booth
There’s only one choice, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky & Frozen Coke, but luckily for us it’s absolutely delicious.
Refreshment Post Booth
The Stowaway Mary is your classic Bloody Mary made with Absolute Vodka, paired with some UNclassic garnishes. Blue-cheese-stuffed olives, celery, a grape tomato and a CHICKEN NUGGET. Instagram perfection.
Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar Booth
The Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Pomegranate, Orange and Grapefruit Juices is perfectly balanced, sweet, and refreshing.
The Casa Castillo Monastrell has monastrell grape, native to Spain. Plum and berry flavors with a spicy finish!
Out of the two options only the Singha Lager is actually from Thailand. It’s a lovely light 100% barley malt beer.
Wine and Dine Studio Booth
The Spellbound Petite Sirah is one of Napa Valley’s finest, made with one of it’s most popular (and my favorite!) grape. Full bodied red, smooth and incredibly expensive tasting.
Now that is quite the list! I hope that helps you with choosing what you plan to drink at this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Be sure thank Felice for this amazing info by heading over and giving her a follow on @disneysips! Let us know if you try any of these amazing concoctions – tell us what you think!