REVIEW: Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2018

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New to this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is the Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar. Fans of frosé will enjoy the Fromosa, a frozen version of everyone’s favorite brunch staple. A non-alcoholic Frozen Apple Pie specialty drink will also be available, as well as Joffrey’s Cold Brew Coffee. The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from August 30 – November 12, 2018.

Menu for Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • Chocolate Croissant: Flaky Croissant stuffed with Chocolate – $4.25
  • Almond Croissant: Flaky Croissant topped with Toasted Almonds – $4.25
  • Jumbo Blueberry Muffin with Streusel Topping – $3.75
  • Cheese Danish with Sweet Icing – $4.25

Beverages:

  • Frozen Apple Pie (Non-alcoholic) – $3.75
  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Pomegranate, Orange and Grapefruit Juices – $6.00
  • Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice – $6.00
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice – $6.00
  • Madras Mimosa with Cranberry Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice – $6.00
  • Frozen Mimosa featuring White Claw Lime Hard Seltzer – $6.00
  • Joffrey’s Cold Brew Coffee – $4.25
 Epcot Food & Wine 2018 Shimmering Sips Offerings
Offerings from Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar at the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Photos of Menu Items from Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Frozen Apple Pie (Non-alcoholic) – $3.75

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar
Frozen Apple Pie (Non-alcoholic) – $3.75

This was one of our favorite non-alcoholic drinks of the day. There’s a great apple pie filling on top of the slush that’s quite tasty and refreshing. The only issue we had with this is that a straw wasn’t provided. Granted, Disney is trying to move away from single-use plastics, but the drink is already being served in one so what’s one straw going to hurt? We obtained spoons and were able to enjoy this offering properly, it’s utterly just too difficult to enjoy without a straw or spoon.

 

Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Pomegranate, Orange and Grapefruit Juices – $6.00

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar
Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Pomegranate, Orange and Grapefruit Juices – $6.00

As you can tell from the picture this one is rather pulpy. While there’s some good flavors going on this tasted too much like a basic orange juice + champagne mimosa to be anything really special. There’s better options at this booth.

 

Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice – $6.00

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar
Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice – $6.00

They’re using white cranberry juice in this mixture to keep the overall clear profile of the drink. This one is rather tart with a distinct key lime flavor that overpowers any of the potential cranberry taste. It tastes more like just the key lime sparkling wine that we’ve seen at past festivals which makes sense: it’s the same wine. $6.00 isn’t a bad price for the flute considering the Key Lime Sparkling Wine appeared for $11.75 this year at Flower & Garden Festival’s Florida Fresh booth.

 

Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice – $6.00

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar
Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice – $6.00

Can you feel the pulp tonight… floating in your drink? There’s even more pulp in this one than the tropical mimosa, but this one works ten times better. The blood orange flavor is prominent and not overbearing, just tart enough to smack your lips together. Definitely the smartest option at the mimosa bar.

 

Madras Mimosa with Cranberry Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice – $6.00

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar
Madras Mimosa with Cranberry Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice – $6.00

This tasted more like the famous POG juice rather than a cranberry sparkling wine. We assume there’s alcohol in there but we didn’t really taste it behind the orange juice.

 

Frozen Mimosa featuring White Claw Lime Hard Seltzer – $6.00

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar
Frozen Mimosa featuring White Claw Lime Hard Seltzer – $6.00

We love White Claw! No really, the alcoholic hard seltzer is one of our favorite canned beverages here at WDWNT. Seeing the tasty seltzer used in a frozen beverage had us intrigued and made us believers on the first sip. Again, frozen drinks are rather difficult to drink without a straw, but you can easily sip across the wide brim. There’s a pungent lime flavor to the entire drink even though it’s a dark pink. The White Claw hard seltzer takes center stage here overpowering the flavor so that it literally tastes like a White Claw slushy. It’s good, albeit a little sweet. Well worth the $6 price tag.

 

Location of Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar is located inside the Festival Center in Future World East. It is #3 on the map below. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Center is located in the former Wonders of Life pavilion between Mission: Space and the former Universe of Energy pavilion.

More Information

  • All of our 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival coverage is available from our landing page at https://wdwnt.wine!

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  • Thank you for putting the location down below the article. I can’t tell you how annoying it is sometimes to keep track of everything at F&W you want to try, and then figure out where to get it!

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