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Drink Around The World

Featured Story / April 25, 2017 / 1 Comment.

Ha. You thought I meant the actual planet? Oh God no. I mean the only “World” that matters.giphy

Disney World.

Once you’ve had your fill or rides, characters, fireworks, and shows, it’s time to put your drinking pants on and get a little sloppy in the happiest place on earth. More specifically, Epcot’s World Showcase.

This portion of the park hosts 11 different countries, and invited park-goers to experience the best each one has to offer. Like the refreshments.

So you don’t waste a second of your precious Disney vaca time, here’s our guide to the best drinks The Mouse has to offer. Grab your squad and let’s do this.


1. Mexico
Drink: Dragones Top Shelf
Location: La Cava del Tequila
Details: Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco, Grand Marnier, Agave nectar, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a black ant salt rim. Yep. You read that correctly.
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2. Norway
Drink: Viking Coffee
Location: Kringla Bakery Og Cafe
Details: Hot or iced coffee, Kamora Coffee Liquor, and Baileys Irish Cream.
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3. China
Drink: Canto Loopy
Location: Joy of Tea
Details: Pretty simple. Cantaloupe juice and vodka. But also pretty good.
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4. Germany
Drink: Warsteiner Premium Dunkel
Location: Sommerfest
Details: Smooth, dark, and has a slightly sweet aftertaste. Paid with a pretzel for more intense Germany vibes.
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5. Italy
Drink: The Under the Tuscan Sun Flight
Location: Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
Details: Includes Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Le Rote 2014; Chianti Castello di Querceto 2015; and Tre Brancaia 2013.
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6. U.S.A.
Drink: Golden Monkey
Location: Block & Hans
Details: A Belgian style tripel that has notes of banana and clove. Great beer, but the drink menus in this section of the world aren’t particularly special.
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7. Japan
Drink: Sake Flight
Location: Kabuki Cafe
Details: If you’re still with us, then we applaud your wooden leg and gift you with this delicious flight of Junmai, Daiginjo, and Nigori.
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8. Morocco
Drink: Cyprus Sun
Location: Spice Road Table
Details: Almond liqueur, Cream de Coco, orange juice, and coconut milk served frozen.
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9. France
Drink: Grand Marnier Orange Slush
Location: Les Vins des Chefs de France
Details: Grand Marnier, rum, Grey Goose Orange, and orange juice.
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10. Canada
Drink: Trois Pistoles
Location: Literally any snack stand.
Details: A 9% ABV Belgian strong, dark ale with notes of rum, grains, herbs, and spices.
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11. United Kingdom
Drink: Leaping Leprechaun
Location: Rose & Crown Pub
Details: Myer’s Platinum Rum, Skyy Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Melon Liqueur, and Sweet and Sour topped with Sprite. Comes in a souvenir cup so you can always remember your trip around The World.
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Drinking Around the World With the Winter Olympics: Norway

Beer / February 11, 2014 / 1 Comment.


As the winter Olympics continue in Sochi, Russia, we also continue with our series dedicated to some of the top medal contending countries and their awesome drinking cultures. We began the series last week with the United States and today we’re paying tribute to Norway.


Norway means business when it comes to the winter Olympics. They are the most successful nation in winter Olympic history, both in terms of medals won and gold medals won. This means that there are very few sports that they don’t dominate, but their top overall sport is definitely skiing. In fact, retired Norwegian cross-country skiier Bjorn Daehlie holds the record for most career winter Olympic medals, winning 12 medals from 1992 through 1998; Michael Phelps from the U.S. holds the record for the summer Olympics.


So, what are the Norwegians drinking while they cheer on their country in the winter Olympics? There’s a good chance many of them are knocking back some Carlsberg or Ringnes beer.


Carlsberg-Ringnes is the major beer company for Norway and Denmark; the Ringnes portion is based in Norway and the Carlsberg portion is in Denmark. Ringnes AS is the largest brewery in Norway, employing 1600 workers, and it was founded in 1876. Ringnes Pils is Norway’s leading pilsner beer and it gets its golden color from the use of pilsner malt. It has a clean taste with a light and dry malt sweetness, a slight note of fruit and well balanced amount of hops.


Although Carlsberg is made in Denmark and Ringnes is made in Norway, it seems that the lines have blurred somewhere over the years. For example, at Walt Disney World’s Epcot, visiting “Norway” used to mean you’d be able to purchase a Ringnes beer. However, in recent years, the Ringnes was phased out and replaced with Carlsberg (much to some Norwegians’ chagrin).


Whether a Norwegian Olympic team supporter chooses to grab a Ringnes or a Carlsberg, one thing is for sure: they’re probably going to be saying “Cheers” to many more gold medals.