When visiting the pavilions around World Showcase in Epcot, I often wonder what people from those countries think of the Disney version. That’s why I was so excited to see today’s post from my friend Jane Duckworth. You see, Jane is English and her post is about her enjoyment of a drink at The Rose & Crown, the pub in the United Kingdom pavilion. (She’s also a Disney Parks Moms Panelist so a recognized Disney expert!) I asked her if it was OK to share it here and, being the sweet person she is, she said I could. I hope you enjoy her post as much as I did and check out more of Jane’s adventures at Jane’s World.
The English Rose at The Rose & Crown, by Jane Duckworth
It’s practically impossible for me to pass by the front door of my favourite hostelry in Epcot’s World Showcase; the mere sight, sound and smell of the traditional British boozer The Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room in the United Kingdom Pavilion is just far too tempting…..
Ordering a little light liquid refreshment on a hot and sunny Florida day is such a delight, especially when it can be enjoyed in either what is arguably the World’s best beer garden or simply sat in a heavenly air-conditioned bar; the latter which is an absolute rarity here at home in the UK!
And what do I choose to quench my thirst? A beer? A cider? Nope, I prefer to bring a little colour to my cheeks by indulging with an English Rose cocktail!
Expertly shaken by friendly bartenders who bring together a potent mix of equal amounts of Beefeater Gin and Apricot Brandy, a splash of sweet Vermouth topped up with cranberry and pineapple juice and finally served over crushed ice. I know it sounds silly, but for me I always believe an English Rose tastes better when served in the very patriotic United Kingdom souvenir drinks mug.
I warn you, do not be fooled for a moment by the light and fluffy drinks title because The English Rose is no delicate flower and most definitely provides the drinker with a nice thorny kick – in fact enjoy a couple of English Roses and you might end up by not behaving like a lady at all!
For more tempting adult beverage ideas check out Motherhood & Beyond’s Disney Drink of the Day posts!