There are only a few things I love more than food, especially when the holidays come around. When I learned about the new festive food and drinks coming to Universal Orlando Resort, I was first in line to volunteer as a taste tester! I loved the variety of options and holiday flavors you could get, with some being almost too cute to eat.
Here’s a guide to all the new bites and sips you can find throughout the parks now through Jan. 6.
My favorite sweet I got to try was the Red Velvet Yule Log. The cream cheese frosting was heavenly. Grab a slice from Croissant Moon Bakery in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Beverly Hills Boulangerie and San Francisco Pastry Company in Universal Studios Florida.
Take your grandma’s apple strudel hot from the oven and put it on a stick with a drizzle of frosting. Pick one up at Croissant Moon Bakery in Islands of Adventure and Beverly Hills Boulangerie and San Francisco Pastry Company in Universal Studios.
Additional treats include these cute reindeer cupcakes, waffles on a stick, cheesecakes, ribbon pastries and a variety of classic sugar cookies. You can find these in multiple locations throughout the parks.
You can’t enjoy all the holiday food without something to wash it all down with. Here are a few of my favorite new holiday drinks this year.
Ingredients: Tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and cranberry juice shaken and served on the rocks. Garnish with a lime wedge, fresh cranberries and a sugar/salt rim.
Pumpkintini at Mythos in Islands of Adventures.
Ingredients: Dark rum, orange liqueur, apple cider and pumpkin puree garnished with a cinnamon sugar rim.
Apple Cider Irish Mule at Lombard’s Seafood Restaurant in Universal Studios.
Ingredients: Irish whiskey stirred with apple cider, topped with ginger beer and a cinnamon stick and apple slices for garnish.
You can also find a Harvest Margarita with great pumpkin and apple flavors over at Confisco Grille, an Apple Pie on the Rocks which is a blend of vanilla vodka, apple juice and cinnamon at Finnegan’s, and the Jack Frost with vodka, prosecco mixed with lemonade and a sugar rim at Lombard’s and Confisco Grille.
If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic option, you can try the Candy Cane and Eggnog frozen beverages, hot cider or hot chocolate. These are served parkwide at the food & drink carts.
What are you looking forward to trying? Share in the comments below and come spend the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort.
Be among the first to try our new food and drink offerings year round by becoming an Annual or Seasonal Passholder. Already a UOAP? Perfect! If not, now is the time as you can get six months free with the purchase of any Annual Pass. Click here for details.
Must be 21 years and older with valid identification to purchase or drink alcoholic beverages.
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