3 Famous Drinks You Just Gotta Sup at Universal Orlando

Hi Thrill Seekers,

If you’re like me (a Simpsons & Potter nerd) then you’ll be more than interested in getting your chops around these little beauties. Here are the top 3 most famous beverages available at Universal Orlando.

Duff Beer

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If you’ve seen the Simpsons you’ll be well aware that Homer’s favorite pastime is to sup a nice cool glass of Duff beer while complaining about the wife and kids. Now you can do the same…except i’d leave out the complaining about the wife and kids bit since they will probably be with you at the time 🙂

Duff Beer is now available from Moe’s Tavern in Springfield USA at Universal Studios. I have read a few reports on this beer and by all accounts it actually a really decent beverage. Brewed by the Florida Beer Company located in Melbourne FL this beer is set to become a winner.

Prices are as follows;

Duff Beer on tap – 20oz in a disposable cup is $7.25
Duff Beer on tap – 23oz souvenir cup $9.25, refills cost just $6.50.

Available in Duff and Duff Lite this beer is nothing short of an icon!

The Flaming Moe

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The Flaming Moe is a non alcoholic cocktail served at Moe’s Tavern located at Universal Studios Orlando. Apparently its a fruit based cocktail which tastes a lot like orange soda. The drink itself comes in a glass which has a secret compartment at the base which houses dry ice – this makes the drink look like its bubbling when served – very clever indeed!

FACT Alert: Ah, but do you know the legend of the Flaming Moe? In 1991, episode 45 of the Simpsons, Homer tells Moe Szyslak of a secret alcoholic cocktail called a ‘Flaming Homer’ which includes cough medicine and fire – Moe steals the recipe and starts selling it in his Tavern but calls it a ‘Flaming Moe’

Prices are as follows;

Flaming Moe $7.99 – Signature Specialty Drink of Springfield

Butterbeer

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Butter Beer available at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Islands of Adventure.

For all you Harry Potter fans out there Butterbeer is obviously a given when it comes to famous Orlando brews. Probably the most sought after beverage at Universal, Potter fans make a beeline to grab a sup. Its not surprising that this beverage is so successful given the amount of effort put into producing it. Did you know that it took the Universal team almost 3 years to perfect the taste? which incidentally had to be cleared by J.K. Rowling herself.

Actually we have a very simple Butter Beer recipe that you might want to try at home if you’re not going to be in Orlando anytime soon. Click here

Prices are as follows;

A Butterbeer will cost around $5.00. You can also buy a souvenir mug for $10.00

So there you have it Thrill Seekers 3 awesome beverages for you to add to your itinerary the next time you are lucky enough to find yourself  in Universal Resort Orlando. Speaking of fining yourself there, you’ll probably need a ticket to get in – here is the ticket information you’ll need.

Universal parks are available with the following tickets from OrlandoAttractionTickets.couk;

If any of you have already tried these fine beverages please leave a comment and let us know what you thought 🙂

Thanks for reading,

#SmilesIncluded

Karl

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Eat Like Homer, Universal Open Simpsons Themed Restaurant

Morning Thrill Seekers,

While we were out reviewing SeaWorld’s Antarctica Empire of the Penguin, Universal were announcing a launch of their own. Although its taken some time, Universal has been committed to expanding their Simpsons area and finally this project it taking shape with the introduction of some themed restaurants.

Universals Simpsons Here’s what Universal had to say;

Springfield is coming to Universal Orlando Resort! An all-new Simpsons-themed area will open at Universal Studios Florida this summer – allowing guests to step into the world of The Simpsons like never before.

It will be the only place in the world where you can walk the streets of Springfield, grab a Krusty-certified meat sandwich at Krusty Burger, go nuts for donuts at Lard Lad, imbibe at Moe’s Tavern and more! Plus there will be Duff Beer – brewed exclusively for Universal Orlando – and a new attraction called Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl that will take you “foolish humans” on an intergalactic spin designed to send you into orbit!

At the moment we are being told that parts of Fast Food Boulevard are open including Moe’s Tavern and Krusty Burger.

Moe’s Tavern

Springfield wouldn’t be complete without Moe’s Tavern and fans of the cartoon will be delighted to see the detail that has gone into making Moe’s come to life… an example… Duff Beer! Yep Duff! Available in  regular, lite and dry Moe’s will offer a real alcoholic version of Homers favourite beverage.

Other drinks available will include;

  • Mount Swartzwelder Apple Drink made up of apple juice, lemonade and tea – $3.99
  • Groovy Grove Juice made up of orange juice and lemonade – $3.99
  • Mr. Teeny made up of lemonade and pineapple juice – $3.99
  • Flaming Moe (which unlike the cartoon is nonalcoholic) is a citrus drink which uses dry-ice to create the smoke effect depicted in the cartoon  – $7.99
  • Duff Beer will be charged at $6.50

Krusty Burger

Krusty Burger named after the enigmatic Clown is a fast food joint which serves the following;

  • Krusty Burger (6 oz. burger with secret sauce, cheddar cheese sauce, tomato, and lettuce) – $9.99
  • Clogger Burger (Krusty Burger with an extra patty, and bacon) – $12.99
  • Mother Nature Burger (6 oz. black bean burger with guacamole and tomato) – $10.99
  • The Ribwich (boneless barbecue ribs topped with coleslaw) – $11.99
  • Sideshow Bob Foot Long (foot-long Nathan’s hot dog with chili, cheddar sauce, coleslaw and onion) – $8.99
  • Heat Lamp Dog (six-inch Nathan’s dog) – $7.99

All sandwiches served with Kurly Fries. Applesauce or fruit may be substituted as a side upon request at all restaurants.

Mmmmmm….Simpsons…. (said in a Homer way)

Looks like Universal aren’t just solely concentrating on the launch of Transformers or next years Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion but are looking to offer their visitors even more choice. I for one can’t wait to try a Krusty Burger washed down with a Duff Beer at Moe’s!

regards,

Jamie

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