Review: Top 5 Drinks at 2019 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

by | Nov 22, 2019 | EPCOT, WDW Blog, WDW Food

We’ve reviewed so many different foods during our Foodie Friday adventures this year at the 2019 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, thanks so much for joining us! Today, we’re capping things off with our favorite drinks of the fest.

Drinks at Food & Wine don’t come cheap, so you’ve got to know which ones are worth your Disney dollar.

For this reason, our Director of Operations, Stephanie Shuster, and our Marketing Manager, Tatjana Lazar, did all the hard work of tasting the drinks offered at the festival this year. Here are their picks for the best drinks at Food and Wine:

Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese

Wine & Dine Studio, $11.25

Pictured above, this is a hearty snack for two that offers a true wine and cheese tasting at the festival.

Stephanie: “This might be the cutest dish at the festival – and a great deal too!  I loved tasting the wine and cheese pairings individually and together – the refreshing pinot noir rose was my favorite of the palette.”

The Happy Peach

China, $9.25

Happy Peach drink from the China booth at EPCOT Food and Wine

The Happy Peach drink from the China booth at EPCOT Food and Wine. Photo by Stephanie Shuster

Found in China, this drink features Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum over ice.

Stephanie: “The Happy Peach is an aptly named, aromatic and fruity drink that packs a punch without being too sweet.  It’s my husband’s favorite drink at WDW and we can’t pass the booth without sharing one!”

La Passion Martini Slush

France, $11.00

La Passion Martini Slush at EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

La Passion Martini Slush at EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. Photo by Stephanie Shuster

This slush is a fan favorite, notorious for slaking thirsts in the Florida heat.

Stephanie: “France always knocks it out of the park at the festivals and I love their limited time takes on the popular Grey Goose slushy martinis available year-round in the pavilion. The La Passion at this year’s festival is tropical and juicy – a perfect blend of French and Floridian flavors!”

Apple Pie Beer

Appleseed Orchard, $4.50

Apple Pie Beer EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

The Apple Pie Beer at EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. Photo by Tatjana Lazar

This beer is highly drinkable, and with the atmosphere in the new Appleseed Orchard pavilion, who could resist?

Tatjana: “The Playalinda Brewing Co. Apple Pie Beer is honestly more cider than beer! It has a lovely apple pie aroma, without being overly sweet. The smoothness and light touch of bubbliness make it very easy to drink. I shared this beer with a friend, but could honestly have had a whole one to myself.”

Tropical Mimosa

Shimmering Sips, $6.00

shimmering sips tropical mimosa

The Tropical Mimosa from Shimmering Sips. Photo by Tatjana Lazar

This fancy flute features sparkling wine with passion fruit, orange, and guava juices to create a refreshingly fruity drink.

Tatjana: “The Tropical Mimosa from Shimmering sips is what Mimosa dreams are made of. It reminded me of an alcoholic version of the Pog Juice served at Boma. While definitely on the sweeter side, it has a citrusy punch that balances the sweetness nicely. My only issue with this drink was that it was way too small.”

Some of these are returning favorites to the fest, so it’s likely that you’ll see them again next year.

Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear your recommendations for the 2020 festival! Check out our Food & Wine blogs see more of the best meats and treats at the fest.

Written by Rain Blanken

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Rain Blanken is the frying pan-wielding editorial director for WDW Magazine. She is a published author who has been working in digital media for 15 years. She is a DVC Member, WDW Annual Pass holder, former Disney Vacation Planner, and would live inside Boma if they would just stop checking under the tables at night. Did you like this article? Tip Rain in tartar sauce...
Rain Blanken

Written by Rain Blanken

Rain Blanken is the frying pan-wielding editorial director for WDW Magazine. She is a published author who has been working in digital media for 15 years. She is a DVC Member, WDW Annual Pass holder, former Disney Vacation Planner, and would live inside Boma if they would just stop checking under the tables at night. Did you like this article? Tip Rain in tartar sauce...

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