How to Drink Around the World at EPCOT (Without Ending up in the Headlines)

EPCOT's Spaceship Earth with a Margarita in front of it
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Like it, love it, or hate it, “drinking around the world” is a time-honored tradition at EPCOT. 

In case you’re unfamiliar, “drinking around the world” refers to an unofficial challenge among Disney fans in which guests try to consume a drink in each of the 11 countries (also known as “Pavilions”) around EPCOT’s World Showcase.

Many have tried. Only some have succeeded.

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Those who fail usually have one thing in common: they started in Mexico. Drinking around the world or not, Mexico is the most popular place to start one’s world showcase tour.

It is a favorite pavilion for foodies and drink lovers because of its fantastic cuisine and excellent drink options. Those drinks, though, are tequila-based. It’s common to start and end your challenge here because they pack a punch. 

Contrary to popular advice, I recommend starting in Canada.

By starting in Canada, you can experience the very best of what each country has to offer in progressively stronger beverages. Canada and the U.K. start you with beer, and you move to progressively stronger beverages as you make your way counter-clockwise around World Showcase.

This will help ensure you’ve got a better chance at not only making it but making it responsibly (and without getting sick).

Canada Pavilion

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Wondering what to order?

As a multiple-time drink around the world completer, I’ve got a list of tried and true options for each pavilion that will suit almost any taste. Read on to discover what you should get and where to make the most of your challenge! 

I find it a fun challenge to try to be as authentic as possible in my drink selections when I take on this challenge. I either like to choose something I couldn’t get anywhere else or something representative and/or native to the country in question.

Sometimes, the choices are a bit “on the nose,” but that’s the point! Here’s my typical line-up (it hasn’t failed me yet):

Drink Around the world

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Canada: La Fin du Monde. This beer is a Canadian icon! Translating to “the end of the world,” this beer is brewed using a recipe from Trappist monks from the Middle Ages! Definitely worth a sip! 

United Kingdom: Guinness. Enough said, right?

While the U.K. is well known for its beers, none stands out quite as much as Guinness. It is, admittedly, a bit of an acquired taste for Americans as we are used to sweeter flavors (even in our savory fare). If a dark ale isn’t your cup of tea, give the Bass Pale Ale a try. It’s common here in the U.S., but it qualifies as a British import. 

Drink Around the world

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International Gateway: Stop at World Traveler for bottled water. You’ll want to stay hydrated on your journey. 

France: The Grand Marnier Orange Slush. I said we’d start easy and move up to liquor, but this slush is too good to miss (plus, I don’t know about you, but I never find a blended frozen cocktail to be as strong as a drink on the rocks). 

Morocco: It gets tricky here. Arabic countries aren’t known for their alcohol due to the religious nature of most Middle Eastern governments. This is true for Morocco as we.

Alcohol crisis is legal there but often hard to find and typically imported from elsewhere. To get an authentic experience, we recommend a quick sit down at Spice Road Table for a small plate of authentic Moroccan food. The food helps fuel you up and helps keep you sober.

Remember, the goal is an enjoyable tasting experience, not a “let’s get trashed” marathon. While at Spice Road Table, order a Moroccan Mule; the fig vodka is the closest you’ll get to authenticity here. 

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Japan: Saki. For the best Sake experience,  you may be tempted to head to the Saki Bar in the back of the Mitsukososhi Department Store. That’s a good option, but the BEST experience I have ever had was at Garden House.

You can’t miss it; it’s an adorable little outdoor location near the front of the pavilion. I wasn’t sure what to order, told them the kind of Saki I liked, and they set me up with samples until we found the perfect one (pictured above). 

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America: Moonshine Sour. Found at the walk-up bar at Regal Eagle, this sweet drink is incredibly popular. It’s made with Ole Smoky blackberry moonshine, which hails from Tennessee! 

Italy: Wine flight. Italian wine is some of the best in the world, and it’s impossible to choose just one! The wine flights at Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar are the perfect option. You can’t go wrong with any of them, but I highly recommend Under the Tuscan Sun.

And don’t worry, I wouldn’t steer you wrong. I promised a gentle transition so you can make it around the world, and I meant it. The flights are 3oz total divided into 1oz pours. No wine-drunk naps here! 

Germany: Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen. Of course, my suggestion for Germany is a beer.

You could go with a Reisling, but beer and Germany just go hand in hand! The Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen has made history too! It’s the first Hefeweizen to be blended with grapefruit juice which makes this beer truly unique (and worth trying). 

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Refreshment Outpost: This is yet another excellent opportunity for a hydration break. Stop here for water (and maybe a small snack) to help keep you in the game for the rest of your world tour! 

China: China is difficult bc there are two here that are absolutely amazing: Tipsy Ducks In Love and Honey Hibiscus Hard Iced Tea.

Usually, I go with Honey Hibiscus Hard Iced Tea because it’s lighter, fruitier, and is exactly what it sounds like (plus blueberry boba)! Tipsy Ducks in Love consists of Bourbon, Black Tea, Coffee, Cream, and Chocolate, so it sits pretty heavy. 

Norway: Once upon a time, I’d have recommended a shot of Norwegian liquor Aquavit, but they no longer serve it here. Now, if you want something authentic, you’ll want to go with Einstök White Ale. 

However, if you want the very BEST thing on the menu, get the Frozen Viking Coffee! It’s not at all Norwegian with Bailey’s Irish Cream and Kamora Coffee Liqueur, but we’re on stop number 10 out of 11 stops, so I think we’re allowed. 

La Cava Del Tequila

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Mexico: We did it! By now, we are feeling as lightheaded as our wallet is, but we did it! Time to celebrate!

Do yourself a favor: SKIP Choza de Margarita. The good stuff is inside. Grab a table at La Cava Del Tequila, even if there’s a wait. It’s worth it. Any margaritas on the menu at La Cava will be worth your time, but I prefer the Blood Orange Margarita. 

Congratulations! You just made it to all 11 countries, and you’re now a “Drink Around the World” completer.

Now that you’ve done it, please don’t become my next “Guests behaving badly” headline. Take yourself to the buses (don’t drive), return to your hotel and go night-night. You’ll need it (plus, no one wants to celebrate with a trespassing charge.)

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.


  1. I have a question about the order of the drinks. I have always heard “beer before liquor, never been sicker, liquor before beer, you’re in the clear”. How does that pertain to Epcot drinking? Disney Magic? Please advise because I so want this to work out.

  2. Love the recommendations and as I (soon) “graduate” from kids and head there “as an adult”, your list will be with me! I have tried some and have one memorable moment from the beer tent in Germany,,,I walked confidently up to the two taller-than-me blonde students from Germany who were serving. The nice young woman asked what I would like and I said that the Grapefruit Schofferhofer looked interesting…”Is it good?”…she replied, in her distinctive native accent, “It is…if you’re not a man!” (at which they both politely giggled!). I sheepishly ordered the dark beer, as it seemed the appropriate self-effacing move at that moment! It remains a favorite, funny, memory of mine from EPCOT and I NEVER miss the beer tent! Thanks to your recommendation, I will not ask, but will bravely order the Grapefruit!!! (maybe!)

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