If you’ve ever been curious how much money it would cost you to drink around the world at Epcot, you’re in the right place because that’s exactly what we’re going to answer.
What Does Drinking Around the World Mean?
Before we dive into how much it costs to drink around the world, what exactly does that mean? Drinking around the world refers to eating and drinking an alcoholic beverage and unique snack in each of the pavilions in Epcot’s World Showcase.
The World Showcase is made up of 11 different countries (also known as pavilions). These countries include:
- United Kingdom
- and the American Adventure
At these pavilions, guests will be able to treat themselves to unique treats and drinks, do a little shopping, interact with their favorite Disney characters, pose for fun photo-ops and experience different rides and attractions. For a detailed list of everything you can do in Epcot, click here.
Epcot Drinking Strategy
Before you start drinking around the world, we have some helpful tips to make your experience more enjoyable:
Start in Canada
It’s hotly debated but if you want to drink your way through the World Showcase, it’s best to start out in Canada. And if you’ve ever heard the phrase, “Beer before liquor, never been sicker; liquor before beer, you’re in the clear,” you probably have an idea why but it’s not what you think.
For a very long time, it’s been believed that consuming beer before liquor (such as the tequila-based drinks you’d find in Mexico) was a big no-no, however, tequila has been proven to make people feel tired and bloated, all the while exposing them to digestive issues. Tequila also has an alcohol content of about 40%, whereas beer usually has an alcohol content around 5%. Since the World Showcase usually opens at 11:00am, that’s a lot of damage you’re doing to your body with the first drink of the day.
Starting out in Canada can help ease you into drinking around the world.
Alcohol dehydrates you. That plus the Florida heat can cause you to get dehydrated a lot sooner than you normally would while visiting the parks. Make sure you’re getting plenty of water as you walk around the countries. Experts recommend drinking at least 16 ounces of water for every 4-6 ounces of liquor and per 12 ounces of beer you consume.
Failing to keep hydrated can cause severe headaches and sleepiness — two things that don’t fare well on a Disney World vacation.
Order Something That’s Unique to That Country
If you were eating in a cafe in France, you wouldn’t want to order an ordinary cup of coffee. The same principle applies to drinking around the world. For many of us, dining on unique foods and drinking beverages that can only be found in certain parts of the world is something we can only do at Epcot. So make the most of it!
Visit Future World…First
Epcot usually opens at 9:00am (sometimes earlier when Disney’s Extra Magic Hours finally return). However, the World Showcase always opens to the public at 11:00am. This means that you’ll have ample time to ride the most popular thrill rides such as Test Track, Soarin’ Around the World and Mission: SPACE before you start drinking around the world.
This is important to avoid getting sick. The last thing you want is to be drinking all day and ride Test Track. Ride the thrill rides in the morning and ride the slower rides, like Spaceship Earth and Living With the Land later in the day to help you unwind.
Now that we’ve gotten the strategy out of the way, let’s take a look at the best drinks and snacks you’ll find in each country — and how much it’ll cost you to drink around the world on your next trip to Epcot:
Best Drinks to Enjoy Around the World at Epcot
The average cost of each of these beverages listed below range between $9 and $18. Here are our recommendations:
Ottawa Apple in Canada
While visiting the Canada pavilion, you have to stop at the Popcorn Cart and order the Ottawa Apple. This is a relatively newer drink — introduced back in 2017 — and contains Crown Royal Whisky, cranberry juice, maple, and apple infusion. It costs $13.00 and pairs very nicely with a bucket of maple popcorn.
Ice Cream Martini in France
If you’re visiting France, we recommend trying the ice cream martini at L’Artisan de Glaces. This hidden gem is tucked away in the back of the pavilion and has a delectable menu of ice creams and sorbets that can be paired with a shot of whipped cream vodka, rum, or Grand Marnier.
Guests can choose from the following ice cream flavors:
- Caramelized pecan
- Cinnamon caramel apple
- Caramel fleur de sel
- Yogurt and blueberry
- Coconut-white chocolate
- Candied peanuts with chocolate peanut fudge
- Mint chocolate
…and the following sorbet flavors:
- Pina colada
We recommend the following pairings:
- Caramel fleur de sel with whipped cream vodka
- Pina colada sorbet with rum
- Vanilla and Grand Marnier (tastes like an orange creamsicle!)
The ice cream martini is a bit on the strong side, so if you don’t like the taste of alcohol, we recommend letting the ice cream or sorbet melt into the alcohol for a few minutes before drinking, as this will make it a lot sweeter. We recommend pairing it with a macaron.
This unique drink will cost $11.97.
Leaping Leprechaun in the United Kingdom
Truthfully, you can’t really go wrong with any beverage at the UK pavilion, but we recommend the Leaping Leprechaun at the Rose and Crown Pub. This is a brightly colored lime green drink that contains melon liquor, Don Q Cristal rum, Skyy Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey, sweet-and-sour and Sprite. This refreshing drink costs $18 — a bit on the costlier side — so it’s a good drink to split amongst friends.
We recommend pairing it, with of course, fish and chips!
Kirin Draft Beer in Japan
Remember earlier when we recommend trying a beverage that was unique to a particular country? This is what we mean. The Kirin Draft Beer at Katsura Grill is a popular full-bodied, Japanese-style pilsner that is very smooth and refreshing. What’s unique about this beverage is that it has frozen beer foam at the top, giving it a refreshing spin on an old classic.
While the beer is nothing extraordinary, the whipped topping is what makes it so unique and at just $9.00 — it’s one of the cheapest alcoholic beverages in all of Epcot. We recommend pairing it with Tonkotsu Ramen, which is served with pork and various vegetables or the shrimp and chicken teriyaki.
Tipsy Ducks in Love in China
Spiked coffee? What more could you ask for? If you decide to walk the World Showcase out of order, then I recommend starting your day off with Tipsy Ducks in Love at the Joy of Tea — a quick service cart that serves up unique drinks and tasty treats. The Tipsy Ducks in Love is just one of them, but easily one of our favorites. It’s coffee mixed with black tea, chocolate syrup and bourbon whiskey. It costs $12.50.
We recommend pairing it with the Caramel-Ginger ice cream at the Lotus Blossom Cafe for a double-dose of sweetness!
La Cava Avocado in Mexico
You’d be hard-pressed to find a drink in Mexico that ISN’T good, but we hands down, recommend the La Cava Avocado at La Cava Del Tequila. This frozen margarita is made with fresh avocado, Tromba blanco tequila, melon liqueur, and lime juice. It’s also served with a hibiscus salt rim, which is just so fun and unique in my opinion.
It’s cool, refreshing, very popular on Instagram and costs $15.50. We think it pairs best with a churro from La Cantina de San Angel.
Wine Flights in Italy
For $17, you and your friends can sample various types of wine from the Tutto Gusto in the Italy pavilion. Each flight is served with a small serving of three different types of wine, making it an affordable option to split among your party.
These wine flights include:
- Crisp Italian Whites
- Gavi Batasiolo 2018
- Sauvignon Terre di Bacco 2018
- Pecorino II Feuduccio 2018
- Under a Tuscan Sun
- Tageto Donna Olimpia 2016
- Chianti Terre di Bacco 2018
- Tre Brancaia 2015
- From the Hills of Piemonte
- Langhe Nebbiolo Terre di Bacco 2018
- Gavi Batasiolo 2018
- Dolcetto d’Alba Batasiolo 2017
The best wine flight for you will depend on your preferred type of wine, but one of the reasons we recommended it is because you get the most bang for your buck. We recommend pairing it with a Tagliere, which is essentially a charcuterie board serving various meats, cheese, and artichoke hearts.
Grapefruit Beer in Germany
Or, in other words, the Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen. You can buy this 16 oz. draft for $9.50 or in a souvenir stein for $14.50 at Sommerfest. This is a very light-note, sweet type of beer and perfect for those looking to try something a bit outside the norm. It pairs really well with the Bratwurst served at the same location.
The Marrakesh Express in Morocco
Morocco is another one of those pavilions that has a lot of great drinks to choose from. But, one of our favorites is the Marrakesh Express. It’s made with rum, pineapple juice, orange juice and dark rum and pairs excellently with the roasted lamb shank and braised beef short ribs. It’s a tropical tasting drink that screams “Florida vacation” and will only cost you $11.99.
Frozen Viking Coffee in Norway
To help fight off the midday slump, stop in Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe and order the Frozen Viking Coffee for $13.00. This frozen concoction includes Baileys Irish Cream, Kamora coffee liqueur, and coffee-chocolate sauce. It pairs really well with the chocolate Mickey tart and will quickly have you reenacting that scene from Frozen where Anna and Elsa say, “Mmm, chocolate.”
Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Hard Cider at The American Adventure
Besides having one of the most unique names, the Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Hard Cider at the American Adventure is an apple hard cider blended with strawberries. It’s the perfect blend of tart and sweet — perfect for a hot, Florida day — and only costs $11.25.
Like all of the beers and ciders at the American Adventure, it pairs great with the world-famous turkey leg!
Total Cost of Drinking Around the World
If you add up all the beverages listed here, it’ll cost you around $147.71, excluding tax. Now, that is just an estimate. That price can decrease depending on what you order and if you split your beverages up between other members of your party. Sharing beverages is actually recommended, not only to keep costs down, but to help prevent you from getting drunk or sick.
On average, drinking around the world at Epcot costs anywhere between $100-$150.
Drinking Around the World Epcot Passport
If you’ve come this far and are ready to drink around the world, then why not get a drinking around the world passport? These passports provide a layout of the World Showcase, while also including insider tips on how to make the most of your experience and checking off what you’ve already tried. It’s an inexpensive souvenir and adds some extra fun to your experience.
You can find these passports on Etsy. Here are a few of our favorites:
While a Walt Disney World vacation is mainly thought of as being geared toward children and families, there’s actually a lot of unique experiences that adults can enjoy — with drinking around the world being one of them. So go ahead, grab your friends and book a trip. Drinking around the world is fun any time of year, but especially during the International Food and Wine Festival, where you’ll find even more unique drinks and treats to try.
Have you ever tried this? Let us know your experience below.
As a self-proclaimed Mouseketeer, Courtney Dercqu is a fan of all things Disney. Between decorating her desk with souvenirs from the park, to making unique mouse ears and having a dedicated Disney Instagram, Courtney is a true believer in the magic of a Walt Disney World vacation. Having had more than 200 articles published on various content, Courtney’s excited to share her knowledge and experience with everyone! Be sure to follow her on Instagram for all the Disney magic.