Sadly, the Epcot Food & Wine Festival
isn’t around all year long, but luckily there are places to grab beer, wine, and craft cocktails cocktails all over Walt Disney World. While the beer and wine options are pretty standard or only slightly different everywhere you go, there are various creative cocktails in the parks and resorts that are perfect additions to a day by the pool or a well deserved break from running through the parks. Here are some of our favorites, and we highly recommend trying them all.
Grand Marnier Slush
Les Vins des Chefs de France, Epcot
There are many great things to eat and drink in the France pavilion, but the Grand Marnier Slush is by far the most popular. A perfect combination of vodka and Grand Marnier, the orange slush is served in a plastic martini glass and the ideal drink to enjoy while watching IllumiNations.
Magical Star Cocktail
Victoria Falls Lounge, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge (and many other lounges across Walt Disney World)
While it may not be the most adult looking cocktail on property (thanks to the Multicolored Glow Cube flashing all sorts of colors from the bottom of the glass), it is the perfect drink for anyone that loves a fruity cocktail. Made with X-Fusion Organic Mango and Passion Fruit Liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, and pineapple juice, it is a cocktail that you can only get away with ordering on vacation.
Victoria Falls Lounge
The Sake Bar, Epcot
There are seven different sake cocktail options at the Sake Bar (Lime, Orange, Green Apple, Grenadine, Banana, Pineapple, and Green Tea), and you can’t go wrong ordering any of them. Made with just sake, your flavor of choice, and soda water, they are simple and refreshing drinks that you can enjoy while exploring the Mitsukoshi Department Store.
Lost on Safari
Dawa Bar, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Dawa Bar is the most underrated bar on property that more people should be paying attention to. They have a great outdoor location right next to Kilimanjaro Safaris, great views of Harambe, and delicious signature cocktails with fun African-inspired names. We recommend starting off with the Lost on Safari, a blend of Captain Morgan Original Spiced rum, Bacardi Superior rum, and the bar’s homemade Pangani Punch. It is delicious, but it will hit you fast, so make sure to grab a snack before heading towards Kilimanjaro Safaris.
Todd English’s bluezoo, Dolphin at Walt Disney World
The award for the fanciest cocktail on property definitely goes to the Burnt Orange, a must-try for anyone dining at Todd English’s bluezoo at Dolphin at Walt Disney World. Not only is this drink a brilliant combination of brûléed orange-infused tequila, agave nectar, Grand Marnier, and orange juice, but it is topped with a flaming orange which is unbelievably cool.
Todd English's bluezoo lounge
Tambu Lounge, Disney’s Polynesian Resort
It’s not a vacation until you drink a delicious cocktail out of a piece of fruit, and there is no better place to do that than at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Visit the Tambu Lounge and order the Lapu Lapu, a rum and fruit juice cocktail served in a whole pineapple and topped with even more rum. We dare you not to post the drink on Instagram.
Grey Goose Citron Lemon Slush
Les Vins des Chefs de France, Epcot
Fans of the Grand Marnier Slush will love the other slush option at Les Vins de Chefs, the Grey Goose Citron Lemon Slush. This blended Grey Goose Citron cocktail is essentially lemonade for grown ups, and it is the perfect ice cold, refreshing drink for a hot Florida day.