COOL THINGS DOWN
With the average temperature in July and August hovering at 90-plus degrees, you’ll want a refreshing fix after the parks or schlepping to business meetings.
Harry Potter’s favorite drink is non-alcoholic, frothy and sweet. Part of the beverage’s magic is the foam never disappears from first to last sip. Fans describe the flavor as being something like cream soda meets butter pecan cookie. It also comes frozen for those seeking an extreme chill factor. Only at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter or the new Diagon Alley.
Beer cocktails are all the rage, and the Yard House (8367 International Drive/www.yardhouse.com) has many to choose from including a tasty concoction made with St. Germain, Malibu pineapple rum, orange bitters, cranberry juice and pear cider then topped with fresh thyme and orange peel. Or, go for the Silly European made with house Belgian Amber Tripel and Tanquery gin.
The Kitchen Sink
From the Disney parks, hop aboard a complimentary boat or bus to Disney’s Beach Club Resort (1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd./www.disneyworld.com) for a serious indulgence. The journey’s payoff is a mountain of frozen goodness at its Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. You’ll want for nothing with eight scoops of ice cream loaded with every topping you can imagine including hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, strawberries, sprinkles and whatever else is behind the counter.
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Beer cocktails at Yard House on I-Drive