Snazzy New Beverages, New Chef Demos Brighten Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 4 – May 17


    The Disney Parks Blog shared more information of some of the Outdoor Kitchens beverage offerings at the upcoming Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. The Festival takes place at Epcot from March 4 through May 17th.

    • Florida Fresh: Key Lime sparkling wine
    • Pineapple Promenade: Ace Pineapple Hard Cider, sparkling pineapple wine
    • Botanas Botanico: La Tizana cocktail
    • Urban Farm Eats: Urban Mary
    • The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews: Maple Bacon Stout
    • Fleur De Lys: Ice Pop (peach iced tea mixed with Grand Marnier Peach Raspberry (a limited-release spirit) and a splash of vodka)

    From the blog:

    “La Tizana is a Venezuelan-influenced fruit punch made with orange juice, lime juice, banana puree, grenadine and garnished with a tropical fruit medley of diced pineapple, mango, strawberries and oranges,” explains Marianne Hunnel, content development manager and beverage expert extraordinaire. For an adult version, you can add a splash of RHUM Orange liqueur from Santa Teresa, Venezuela.

    “The Urban Mary is a tomato beverage made with spicy tomato juice, lime juice and Worcestershire sauce, garnished with a pickled green bean and micro greens,” Hunnel continues. Adding a shot of vodka is an option.

    New this year are free cooking demonstrations at 3 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through May 17 at Port of Entry at the entrance to World Showcase. If you’re there for the weekend, plan a short stop. The demos are just about 15 minutes, and it’s your chance to meet a Disney chef and watch how to prepare a delicious dish. Just some festival items to be featured at the demos will be the Piggylicious Bacon Cupcake, the ghost pepper-dusted tilapia, and white corn arepas. You can also pick up a copy of the Taste of Epcot festival cookbook with plenty of recipes to try at home.