As an annual passholder I love to take advantage of all the various food and beverage seminars available throughout Walt Disney World. I was lucky enough to be invited to attend a recent Vodka 101 class with Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim. I’ve done a lot… Read More »Maria & Enzo’s hosts Vokda 101 event with Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim
From aspiring mixologists to movie fans who wonder whether their Vodka Martini should be shaken or stirred, The Edison at Disney Springs has a new seminar just for you. On Tuesday, October 9, spirits aficionados are invited to learn key tips and tricks of the… Read More »The Edison at Disney Springs offering mixology class with renown Vodka expert
The Star Wars outpost of Black Spire is a smuggler’s paradise. Of course no self-respecting smuggler would visit a town without a cantina. For Black Spire Outpost that will be Oga’s Cantina, which will serve pilots, bounty hunters, smugglers, locals and galactic travelers alike, when… Read More »A Star Wars Cantina to serve adult beverages in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Since opening in 1971, the Magic Kingdom was known for not selling alcohol to its guests. It had something to do with Walt Disney’s policy of not selling adult beverages at Disneyland (you had to go outside the berm to Holidayland or monorail it to… Read More »The Magic Kingdom expands adult beverage menu to eight restaurants
If you’re planning on a visit to Walt Disney World for Dapper Day weekend at the end of April, you’ll want to make sure you stop by the recently opened retro-steampunk inspired dining venue that is The Edison. In addition to countless wonderful instagramable areas… Read More »The Edison at Disney Springs creates creative cocktails for Dapper Day
If you’re on you’re Disney Cruise dream vacation you may not realize it, but you are just steps away from one of the most unique experiences offered on any Disney property – a meal at Palo. The high-end dining destination that can be found on… Read More »Recipe: Bloody Mary from Disney Cruise Line’s Palo
They’re making a lot of progress at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in The Landing area of Disney Springs. The exterior now has safety rails and there’s a giant new sign out front. The interior will feature decor and food related to the Indiana Jones franchise.… Read More »Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar – Construction update and a first look at the menu
What would the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival be without the wine. Not as well attended, that’s for sure. As astute observers have noted, Disney has expanded the adult beverage portion of the festival significantly the last few years. It’s not just some great beer, although there is that, but a number of mixed drinks have been added to the menus as well.
At the recent Media Day, we had the good fortune to meet and hear from Chef Marianne Hunnel the Content Development Manager Epcot Food and Wine Festival. She gave us a run down on what’s new in the adult beverage category this year.
While at the media day, I had the very good fortune to try many of the new options. Up first, and sadly not pictured, was the Caposaldo Sweet Peach Sparkling Moscato. This is the perfect drink for a brunch or lite lunch. The peach flavor was not overpowering, the bubbles were strong, and the aroma was perfect. This Moscato is one of my new favorite drinks.
After warming up with the sweetness of the Moscato, we moved onto a savory option. A Tsatziki Martini was available for sampling. Made with organic cucumber infused vodka, yougurt liqour, lemon juice, simple syrup, and dill, it was not at all like any martini I’d ever had before. I’m not a big fan of savory drinks in the first place, and I think this one could have used more punch and less dill. Plus the dill bits floating around led to an awkward encounter at some point in the middle of the drink. If savory drinks are your thing, give this one a try. Otherwise, you can safely pass on this Martini (try the Sake Martini at the California Grill if you’re dying for a great martini that’s tropical paradise in a glass… end plug).