The only 26 menu items worth buying with the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tasting Sampler

One of the easiest ways to feast around Epcot during the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is to use the tasting sampler.

It’s a no hassle way of payment. No need to take out your wallet or use your MagicBand, just pull off one of the eight tabs and had it over to the cashier as payment.
However, for most people the cost may not be worth the $69.23 price, including tax. For that amount you receive 8 tabs which you can use to purchase food and drink.  The cost comes down to $8.65 a tab.
But there are exceptions. The sampler excludes: 
  • All beers larger than 6 oz.
  • All tasting flights
  • Dom Perignon champagne
  • The Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese
What’s left is alcoholic drinks – specifically 26 items on the menu of over 260 food and drink options. If you are not a big drinker, it’s probably not worth it, but if you planned to go a few times and enjoy some the of specialty drinks and wine, it would be worth the cost. 
Here’s the breakdown of the 26 items worth using the sampler on:
Mexico

▢ Mexican Sangria $8.75

▢ Mexican Mule – $9.25

▢ Spicy Apple Margarita – $10.75

▢ Classic Lime Margarita – $10.25

China

▢  Happy Peach with DeKuyper Peach Liqueur and Myers’s Dark Rum – $8.95

▢  Kung Fu Punch with Smirnoff Vodka and Bols Triple Sec – $8.95

▢  Ritzy Lychee with Courvoisier Cognac VS and Smirnoff Vodka – $10.50

▢  BaiJoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice – $10.50

France

▢ La Passion Martini Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry and Passion Fruit Juice – $10.75

Light Lab

▢ Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls – $9

Chocolate Studio

▢ Banfi Rosa Regale, Piedmont – $9

▢ Lenotti Recioto della Valpolicella, Italy -$10

Wine and Dine Studio 

▢ Eden Canyon “Jolie” Red Blend, California – $9

Hawaii

▢ Mai Tai featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum – $9

Italy

▢ Prosecco – $9

▢ Corbinello – $9

 ▢ Moscato – $9
▢ Frozen Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila – $10

Ireland

▢ Twinings® Pumpkin Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka $9.75

Islands of the Caribbean

▢ Frozen Mojito – $10

Belgium

▢ Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur – $10

Earth Eats

▢ Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Chardonnay “Goldie,” California – $10

▢ Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Pinot Noir, California – $15

Brazil

▢ Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça -$11

The Almond Orchard

▢ Verve Cliquot Ponsardin “Yellow Label” Brut Champagne – $13

▢ Moet & Chandon Brut Rose Imperial Champagne – $16