Showing posts with label drinking around the world. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drinking around the world. Show all posts

Friday, July 18, 2014

Drinking around the world

Disney World is a fun and magical place for kids… but it can be just as fun and magical for adults!

One of the perks to being a grown-up at Disney World is the chance to have some of the many alcoholic beverages Disney World has to offer.

On a recent trip with several adult family members, I was able to enjoy a few of these beverages (and with the help of said family members; I didn't drink all of these on my own!)  This particular trip took place while the Food & Wine Festival was going on at Epcot, so we were able to try some of the drinks from "around the World"!

First up is the Kir from France, which is a sparkling white wine with pomegranate liqueur.  It was crisp and refreshing, and a hit with many members of our party.

Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
We also sampled the Prosecco from Italy and one of the beer flights from Germany.  The sparkling white wine from Italy wasn't as sweet as I prefer, but still very good.  My brother-in-law is the one who ordered the beer flight and I forgot to take a picture (so photo credit on that one goes to the Disney Food Blog!), but the beers we sampled were: Schofferhofer Grapefruit, Altenmunster Oktoberfest, Warsteiner Premium Verum, and Warsteiner Premium Dunkel.  I don't know much about beer, but I do know I prefer a pale ale over darker ones.  Not many members of our party liked the Dunkel (in fact, I think it was only the guys who did!) but the Grapefruit and Oktoberfest were enjoyed by all.

Beer Flight
At Hollywood Studios, we headed over to High Octane Refreshments where I had the Banana Cabana.  This yummy concoction is made with Cruzan Mango Rum, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Bols Creme de Banana, Pineapple Juice, and Grenadine.  And it was easily my favorite beverage of the trip!

Banana Cabana

Another drink sampled while at Hollywood Studios was the Magical Star Cocktail.  This is actually one of Disney World's signature cocktails and is available at most table-service restaurants, and I had mine at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater.  The Magical Star Cocktail is also a rum-based beverage, with pineapple juice and passion fruit liqueur… but what's fun about this one is that it includes a souvenir glow cube that changes color! 

Magical Star Cocktail

Outside of the parks, many of the Disney Resorts have at least one table-service (sit-down) restaurant. One of these at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is Boma, a favorite dining place of my family's. It was there that I tried the South African Wine Flights.  Featured Raats Unwooded Chenin Blanc, Beyond Sauvignon Blanc, and the Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc.  You may have noticed that crisp, fruity, white wines are a favorite of mine, and these did not disappoint!

South African Wine Flight

Another beverage from a Disney Resort restaurant is the Lapu Lapu.  This one can be found at the Disney's Polynesian Resort.  This is another rum-based beverage but what makes it super fun is that the Lapu Lapu is served in a hollowed-out pineapple!

Lapu Lapu
Inside the Lapu Lapu
So there you have it: a few of the many unique drink selections you can find at Disney World.  Which one would you like to try?

(Written by: Shannon Rogers, travel agent at A Time to Treasure Travel)