REVIEW: New Pina Colada Sorbet Martini Shakes Up L’Artisan Des Glaces at EPCOT
Whether you’re rope-dropping Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie or are feeling hungry after a trip on the Disney Skyliner, a stop at the France Pavilion is a must while on your tour of the World Showcase. Say hi to the Remy topiary, bask in some A/C at the Palais du Cinema, and imbibe in one of the most incredible, luxurious snacks we’ve ever tasted—the new Piña Colada Sorbet Martini at L’Artisan des Glaces.
This ice cream treat is an absolute work of art, filled to the brim with the new Piña Colada sorbet, a floating shot of rum (from Martinique, no less), and decorated along the sides and top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle, which slightly hardens for a tasty “shell” over the ice cream.
Served in a large martini glass, you’ll feel extra fancy carrying this over to your designated eating area. (Remember—no walking and snacking!)
Bonus points if you take it over to Remy for a photo—but how did it taste? For starters, we’ll have you know this is some of the most delicious ice cream we’ve ever tried.
The Piña Colada sorbet itself is light, creamy, and flavorful. We found it was heavier on the fruity, pineapple flavor than the coconut flavor, though. It’s refreshing and sweet, but not overly so. Do note that while this is considered a sorbet, it does contain dairy. You pick your alcohol of choice for the floater, between Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka, Rhum Clement, or Grand Marnier. We opted for rum, which was poured over the sorbet, so as the sorbet melted, the two melded together. We liked the sorbet so much, we found the rum to be a bit overpowering, but this was still an incredible dessert.
The whipped cream used was canned, but still tasty. You also get your choice of sauce drizzled on top between chocolate, raspberry, or caramel. We, of course, went for caramel.
While the caramel does add a touch of extra sweetness, it doesn’t necessarily detract from the other flavors.
Instagram versus reality—make sure you grab a few napkins! The martini was a bit much for us to finish by ourselves, but this would make a good treat to enjoy with a friend.
The Piña Colada flavor hasn’t been added to the menu board yet, but we recommend asking for it, as it’ll be on display in the cold case:
You’ll know the Piña Colada flavors from the others based on its off-white, creamy hue.
While the Piña Colada flavor is brand-new, Ice Cream Martinis have long since been a staple of L’Artisan des Glaces. For $12.25, you get two scoops of your choice of ice cream, plus a shot of Grand Marnier, Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka, or Rhum Clement. That being said, you can also get a single or double scoop of the sorbet in a waffle cone or cup, or have it as part of any of the Artisan’s Specials.