· Cathay And Its Cocktails
Cathay Pacific is known for their excellent in-flight service, but that might just be because they love getting passengers liquored up during the journey. "The Cloud Nine" is one of their best signature cocktails, and the combination of Cointreau, Sprite, and vodka will make those long-haul flights just fly by. If you need more than one be sure to try the Pacific Breeze as well. It’s a combination of Drambuie and champagne with a fresh zest of lemon and orange to top it all off.
· Going Green With Virgin America
They might not make you hallucinate Parisian artist-style, but absinthe drinks are pretty unique especially when served up in the air. Virgin America—of course—has teamed with Le Tourment Vert to offer up the possibility of hallucinogenic cocktails. Drinks are free in the front of the plane, but if you’re in the back, just type in your request into the seatback touchscreen and the green fairy will be on your tray table before you know it.
· Umbrella Drinks And United
United Airlines can get you many places around the globe, but you’ll only get their Trader Vic’s cocktails if you’re headed to areas in and around the Pacific. Besides special Polynesian meals there will also be plenty of Mai Tais to help kick off that vacation to Hawaii a little bit early. Sure Mai Tais are available on other airlines, but United’s offerings are as close to authentic as they come. Things are a little more pricey at $8 than a simple rum and coke, but it’s probably worth the extra few bucks—and calories.
· Layover With Lufthansa
For those heading overseas, there’s always the need for a little in-flight relaxation. Lufthansa has you covered with all kinds of wines and spirits, but it’s their Lufthansa Cocktail that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s an orange and apricot liqueur, and it can easily be enjoyed on the rocks. However, if you want to be a little classier it makes a great mixer, or you can add it to some sparkling wine in case the in-flight champagne is lacking in the flavor department.
This will be a running series, so be sure to let us know below (or send an email) and divulge your favorite drinks in the sky!
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[Photo of in-flight Mai Tais: Sarah Ackerman & in-flight Absinthe set: Jaunted]