News! La Passion Martini Slush Debuts at the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

The 2014 Food & Wine Festival is starting one week earlier this year (beginning on September 19 and running through November 10)!

Food and Wine Festival Updates

But we keep getting details, and they’re coming faster and faster these days!

So far we’ve gotten the chance to check out the Eat to the Beat Concerts and a few Special Events. We’ve even heard the news that a new Patagonia Booth will be debuting at the 2014 Festival and we’ve got details on the 2014 Wine and Dine Half Marathon!

New La Passion Martini Slush Coming to the Food and Wine Festival Marketplace!

And today, we’ve got the skinny on a new slush being introduced at the France Food and Wine Festival booth this year.

The “La Passion Martini Slush” replaces the Cosmo Slush this year. Ingredients for this newly perfected cocktail include Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry & Passion Fruit Juice!

La Passion Martini Slush

La Passion Martini Slush

This cocktail will — at least for the 53 days of the Festival — find its place in France among the granddaddies of them all: the Grand Marnier Orange Slush and Grey Groose Citron Slush, available all year long at Les Vins de Chefs de France.

Grand Marnier and Grey Goose Slushes in Epcot's France Pavilion.

Grand Marnier and Grey Goose Slushes in Epcot’s France Pavilion.

Oh, and be sure you stop by the Les Vins de Chefs de France any time of year to check out the “Featured” menu. You may encounter even more [Read more…]

New! SUPERSIZE Grand Marnier Orange and Grey Goose Citron Slushes in Epcot!

We’ve got some awechum news for those of us who lurve the slushes in Epcot’s France (and that’s all of us, right?)!!

Can’t get enough of the Grand Marnier Orange Slush or Grey Goose Citron Slush whenever you head to the World Showcase?

Slush Machines in Epcot's France Pavilion

Slush Machines in Epcot’s France Pavilion

Well listen up… France’s signatures Slushes have been SUPERSIZED!

Supersized Grand Marnier Orange Slush

Supersized Grand Marnier Orange Slush

Oh, AND they have an extra shot added, too! Allow me to explain…

If you visit this champagne and wine kiosk, you may spot a sign on an electric screen (my sincere apologies – I really tried to get a picture, but in the midday sun, all it shows is a reflection of those of us in line! Aaah, screens and the FL sun… ;) ).

Champagne and Wine Kiosk in France Pavilion

Champagne and Wine Kiosk in France Pavilion

Anyway, the sign reads: “Shot of Grey Goose Le Citron included in the SUPERSIZED Lemon Slush.”

By the way, while it doesn’t come up on the screen [Read more…]

Review: Tangierine Cafe’s Grown-Up Slushies in Epcot

Nestled in the back of Epcot’s Tangierine Café, you’ll find a lovely little spot that serves pastries and an assortment of coffee drinks, some laced with liqueurs.

At the same counter, you will also find a variety of grown-up slushies that prove to be very alluring on a hot (insert the season here) Florida day.


As I headed to the counter to try one of the flavors — termed daiquiris — I wasn’t really sure which one I was feelin’ of the coffee, tangerine, and strawberry options.

I had tried the Tangerine Daiquiri YEARS before, and had really enjoyed it. (If you’ve ever had the Moroccorita, the consistency is very similar.) But maybe it was time to broaden my horizons.

Since I was being all wishy-washy, the helpful cast member gave me samples to help seal the deal — one Tangerine, and one Strawberry. (Helpful cast members are the BEST.)

Samples of Tangerine and Strawberry Slushies

Now, I can’t promise that you’ll score samples, but it never hurts to ask!

The Tangerine was delicious and refreshing, but I found the Strawberry to be a little sweet for my taste. So, being the weirdo that I am, I asked for a combo Tangerine-Strawberry Daiquiri. Our helpful cast member continued to be [Read more…]