Your resident foodie and vacation lush here to chime in on our favorite zero-proof drinks at the parks which I feel like Disney has done a much better job of recently. Zero-proof alcohol is really having a moment so you can get a lot more mocktails that aren't just sugary sweet, and I am here for it!
Whether you are trying out "Dry January" for your visit, currently pregnant, underage, or just choose not to drink for whatever reason, I hope this list helps you find something to look forward to trying on your next trip!
Let's start with a popular one from the last year, the EARidescent Sip-a-bration drink. This delight can be found at most lounges throughout the 50th celebration at Walt Disney World. It features Minute Maid® Premium Lemonade and Fruity Strawberry Punch, and is served in a souvenir 50th Celebration Cup with a surprise character. This is definitely a kid-friendly drink but it is so fun to drop in the character and watch the drink change color and start to shimmer! The lemonade balances the sweetness of the punch nicely. Since it has the souvenir cup, it is a bit pricey for what it is, but it was fun to do once! I got Mickey for my character and loved watching the lemonade change into a pink shimmery drink!
Next we headed over to Epcot to a very popular spot, La Cava Del Tequila. This drink was a little hidden on the menu but WOW was it delicious! The Mentirosa has a 0.0% ABV and that is how it is notated on the cocktail menu. It is a mix of Lyre's Italian Orange, Lyre's Agave, cucumber-lime juice, and agave nectar with a hibiscus salt rim. This was probably the most upscale one I tried on my trip and I really felt included at the tequila bar with this!
Oga's Cantina at Disney's Hollywood Studios is another popular spot for libations, and they have quite the variety of non-alcoholic specialties to choose from. At our bartender's recommendation, we went for the Carbon Freeze which is POWERADE® Lemon Lime, Wild Strawberry, Blueberry, and Green Apple Popping Pearls. You really need to see this one in person to appreciate how fun it is!
Another great choice at Oga's is the Blue Bantha which comes topped with an entire cookie! It is a jazzed-up blue milk (Blue Milk served chilled with Bantha-inspired Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookie) perfect for the young and young at heart!
Over at Animal Kingdom there is an instagram-worthy drink you can get with our without alcohol! In Pandora, head over to Pongu Pongu and check out the Night Blossom which is Layers of Apple and Desert Pear Limeade topped with Boba Balls (The Rum Blossom is the version with alcohol for those wondering!) It is a frozen beverage, perfect for a hot Florida day!
Let's head over to one last popular drinking spot, Trader Sam's at the Polynesian Resort. There are a few "no-booze brews" here but for that tropical vibe try the Schweitzer Falls which is Tropical Juices and Sam’s Gorilla Grog topped with Sprite.
Did any of your favorites not make the list? Share them with us in the comments!
Maci is an avid foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and seasonal food offerings in the parks. You can email Maci at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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