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The Plastic Spoon: Drinking Around the World
On January 2nd of 2014, I accomplished a lifelong goal (ok...it wasn't life long. [I mean didn't even really know what drinking was until I was like six {and I didn't even know that the thing that I wanted to accomplish existed until like 5 years ago <I accomplished a five year long goal!>}])! I went to Disney's Epcot Center and drank myself around the world! Ostensibly, "Drinking Around the World" is a pub crawl where you drink an alcoholic beverage in each of the 11 World Showcase pavilions.

I started my journey in Mexico at their awesome tequila bar, La Cava Del Tequila, where I did a tequila flight with three different kinds of the of the agave based booze.

Next, I traveled around to Norway, where I less than enjoyed a traditional Scandinavian liquor called "Aquavit." It has a VERY strong taste of caraway (those seeds in rye bread that make me hate rye bread), and nearly made me vom.

China produced my only cocktail, a "Tipsy Ducks in Love." I don't understand the name, but I understand that the drink was F*%#ING DELICIOUS! A coffee, tea, chocolate and bourbon drink that earned my award for the best drink all day.  

From China, I moved on to Germany where I had a choice between Jagermeister or an liquor that I'd never tried before. HELL! I'M ON VACATION! TRY NEW THINGS! I went with Berentzen Apfelkorn, which is a delicious apple based liquor that I highly recommend if you can get your hands on the stuff.

I made my way to Italy where I ducked into Tutto Gusto to try some Limoncello. And um...boy howdy! That stuff is very very lemony.  After one hour, I'd completed five countries.

America was next with a good selection of beers. I went with an Abita Purple Haze and moved to Japan where a torrential downpour struck. 

After an hour waiting for the rain to stop, I made my way to a sake bar in the Japanese pavilion to try some plum wine.

After the rain subsided, I walked over to Morocco! Morocco had a bunch of frozen drinks, but I was beginning to feel the effects of all of the different types of liquors from before, so I went with the Casa Beer (like Casablanca! [GET IT!?! {Of course you get it...you're not stupid.}]). It was...beer.

After Morocco, I was REALLY feeling it! I had a very awkward conversation with a French girl about how I really don't like dry wines, but that's all they had to offer me in France. So I bit the bullet and downed a Chardonnay and moved to the UK.

In the United Kingdom, I realized that I had not eaten since 9:30 that morning, so I made a trip to one of my favorite places in the entirety of Epcot, The Yorkshire Fish Co. is a purveyor of delicious fish and chips. After eating, I snagged a Newcastle (you're welcome, John) from the Rose and Crown Pub, where I met a delightful Irish girl that my drunken brain thought could impress with my Irish accent. She was very nice when she told me that it didn't suck. I told her to cut the shit and be honest with me. Chances are I was screaming at this point...in a very bad Irish accent. Thank god the end was near.

My final stop was Canada. I often fear that my final destination WILL be Canada. That'd be my hell. Like Bruges from Colin Farrell in that movie about being in Bruges....In Bruges. My final drink of the night was a...WAIT FOR IT!!!! MOOSEHEAD! Are you kidding me?! That beer couldn't have been more Canadian if Bryan Adams had slapshotted it to me after eating a fist full of poutine!

But I had done it! The final total? Six shots, four beers, two wines, one cocktail and zero hangovers! Lifelong goal (i.e. five year long goal) ACCOMPLISHED! 
Geeks






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