Club Cool located in Epcot’s Future World beside Fountview Cafe is a great place to try Coca-Cola flavors from around the world. Some are unique, some tasty, some strange, some interesting and some just not the favorite of many. Here are my top 5 must try drinks at Club Cool and they’re aren’t necessarily the best tasting of the bunch, but ones worth trying for the experience. These are the ones that are unique and very different from what you can pick up at your local grocery store.
#5 – Beverly (Italy) – I know you are wondering how in the world Beverly could make the list. The drink is known for its bitterness. It’s one of those drinks that you have to try… just so you can say you’ve tried it. It has such a reputation for being a horrible drink and for that reason, you can’t pass it up. It’s such a joke to everyone in the Disney community. Many people who have tried it and know it’s bitterness trick others into trying it just to see the sour face they will make. The joke has even carried over to the station that I’m a DJ for, Sorcerer Radio. The station owner has a song “Beverly”, that was written and performed by DJ Sorcery (the artist also know as Sorcerer – the station owner). For your enjoyment, click HERE for a brief audio clip of part of the song.
#4 – Lift (Mexico) – Lift is a drink that comes in many flavors around the world (over 13 flavors in different countries) but in Mexico, it’s apple. If you are a fan of apple this is one that you must try.
#3 – Fanta Kolita (Costa Rico) – Very sweet and probably one of the most popular among children. This is a cherry flavored Fanta that is one that you might want to give a try to get rid of that bitter taste from drinking Beverly. Did I mention that it’s really sweet? I mean really sweet.
#2 – Mezzo Mix (Germany) – A personal favorite of mine. I don’t like Coke unless it is the fountain style where they add in the vanilla syrup themselves. However, this cola with a hint of orange is great. On the “Flavors Around the World” machine there is a sign saying that Germanys mix them with their beers. This is no lie… in Germany you can find many canned beers that are already mixed with every kind of soda fountain drink you could think of.
#1 – Smart Watermelon (China) – This is a favorite of mine due to the Florida heat. It’s sweet and refreshing. This is a favorite of most because it’s sweet but not overly sweet and easy to drink. Watermelon is one of those fruits that just reminds you of summer so whether it’s a hot, humid Florida summer day or one of those cool, winter days… give Smart Watermelon a try.
Have you tried these? Which is your favorite? If you actually like Beverly… I’d love to hear it. I’ve only seen one person ever at Club Cool say that they like it and not spit it out.
Kristen Hoetzel is the creator of CookingwithMickey.info and a Sorcerer Radio DJ and LIVE vidcast host. When she’s not cooking, writing, making videos or DJing, she’s at a Nashville Predators hockey game cheering on her boys or off to some new and exciting destination taking pictures and trying new foods. You call follow her on Twitter @CookingwMickey and Facebook.