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Hawaiian Airlines Pours a Perfect Mai Tai Every Tai'm

July 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM | by | Comment (1)

As many already know, we have a serious obsession with airline cocktails, and so much is our passion that we occasionally name an In-Flight Cocktail of the Month. The aim is to highlight those special concoctions that flight attendants whip up with only a cocktail shaker, some tiny liquor bottles and a whole lot of hope that it won't make you drunk and unruly.

The best place to enjoy a Mai Tai is undoubtably while sitting in front of crystal clear blue water with your toes dug into some cool, white sand. However, we bet you didn't know it's been scientifically proven that the second best place for a Mai Tai is at 35,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean.

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An In-Flight Drink Gone Nearly Extinct: The 'Lufthansa Cocktail'

November 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's been far too long since we last named an "in-flight cocktail of the month," but there's a good reason for that. You see, airlines just don't offer all the libations they once did, and a prime example of this is the classic Lufthansa Cocktail.

Though the Orange-Apricot liquor of 12 ingredients was once served to passengers onboard Lufthansa flights decades ago (sometimes even in cute mini bottles), the Lufthansa Cocktail is now so extremely rare that it can only be had in two ways:

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What TWA's Royal Ambassador Flyers Were Drinking Onboard in 1981

August 1, 2012 at 6:24 PM | by | Comments (0)

For quite a while here on Jaunted, we held a monthly tradition of featuring an in-flight cocktail served up onboard an airline's flights. Sadly we had to put it on hiatus as we simply ran out of cocktails; blame the airlines cutting back on meal services.

Today we turn to a recent find to show how it once was, when airlines (an American airline, even) offered more than a Bloody Mary or Jack and Coke. We turn to TWA in 1981.

This menu, Royal Ambassador class international, very likely was loaded onto the plane at their JFK hub—Terminal 5—saw its way over the Atlantic and back, and ended up amongst someone's memories of a European trip. We picked it up at an antique shop in Chicago.

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In-Flight Cocktail of the Month: Virgin Atlantic's 'Virgin Kiss'

December 2, 2011 at 2:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

As many already know, we have a serious obsession with airline cocktails, and so much is our passion that we've created a whole first-Friday-of-the-month feature called In-Flight Cocktail of the Month, which highlights the special concoctions that flight attendants whip up with only a cocktail shaker, some tiny liquor bottles and a whole lot of hope that it won't make you drunk and unruly.

Up until now, Virgin Atlantic's In-Flight Cocktail of the Month accolades have been the liquidy soundtrack to our past two summers. But a cocktail is for life, not just the hot months, so for December we're warming up with the SFO Clubhouse's signature cocktail: the Virgin Kiss.

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In-Flight Cocktail of the Month: ANA's 'Aromatic Kabosu'

Where: Japan
November 4, 2011 at 2:17 PM | by | Comments (0)

As many already know, we have a serious obsession with airline cocktails, and so much is our passion that we've created a whole first-Friday-of-the-month feature called In-Flight Cocktail of the Month, which highlights the special concoctions that flight attendants whip up with only a cocktail shaker, some tiny liquor bottles and a whole lot of hope that it won't make you drunk and unruly.

Now that the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner is finally up in the air and regularly flying passengers around Japan with All Nippon Airways, it's time to start thinking about making the trip. When you do, it's not only a unique experience because of the chance to fly the latest in commercial aviation technology, but also because ANA features little details in their in-flight service you don't find on other airlines.

For one, ANA still gives out metal utensils (stamped with the ANA logo) to first, business and economy passengers at mealtimes. For another, they have their own special non-alcoholic drink called "Aromatic Kabosu."

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In-Flight Cocktail of the Month: Delta's Pink Lemonade for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

As many already know, we have a serious obsession with airline cocktails, and so much is our passion that we've created a whole first-Friday-of-the-month feature called In-Flight Cocktail of the Month, which highlights the special concoctions that flight attendants whip up with only a cocktail shaker, some tiny liquor bottles and a whole lot of hope that it won't make you drunk and unruly.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you know that means pink things everywhere, from special edition kitchen utensils with pink grips to special pink-frosted cupcakes at your local bakery. Every year Delta gets in on the giving back by doing several things: they paint a plane pink, they allow flight attendants to wear a pink version of the red Richard Tyler uniform wrap dress, they fly employee survivors of the cancer on a hero flight, and they serve Minute Maid Pink Lemonade.

It's that lemonade we're focused on right now, as it's somewhat our in-flight cocktail of the month. For $2 (all proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation), you can grab a can of the sweet stuff on all domestic flights, most international flights, and in the Delta SkyClubs. Now for the cocktail part...

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In-Flight Cocktail of the Month: Virgin Atlantic's 'Indian Summer'

Where: London-Heathrow Airport, London, United Kingdom
September 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

As many already know, we have a serious obsession with airline cocktails, and so much is our passion that we've created a whole first-Friday-of-the-month feature called In-Flight Cocktail of the Month, which highlights the special concoctions that flight attendants whip up with only a cocktail shaker, some tiny liquor bottles and a whole lot of hope that it won't make you drunk and unruly.

You can probably guess this, but the lushes at Virgin Atlantic have one of the best airline cocktails menus out there, with some 15-ish choices and and even full bars at their airport Clubhouses. If you just happen to hop the pond on Virgin, you can toast and tipple with a "New" New York Sour, but London gets to join in on the fun as well.

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In-Flight Cocktail of the Month Goes to Sea with Cunard's 'Michal's Cocktail'

August 5, 2011 at 5:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

As many already know, we have a serious obsession with airline cocktails, and so much is our passion that we've created a whole first-Friday-of-the-month feature called In-Flight Cocktail of the Month, which highlights the special concoctions that flight attendants whip up with only a cocktail shaker, some tiny liquor bottles and a whole lot of hope that it won't make you drunk and unruly.

Instead of focusing on a drink at 37,000 feet this month, August's special cocktail is firmly at sea level onboard any of Cunard's three ships: Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. It's on the QV that we first discovered Michal's Cocktail, and a conversation with Jason, the man in charge of the ship's cocktail menus, solidified our minor obsession with it.

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In-Flight Cocktail of the Month: Virgin Atlantic's "'New' New York Sour"

July 1, 2011 at 9:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

As many already know, we have a serious obsession with airline cocktails, and so much is our passion that we've created a whole first-Friday-of-the-month feature called In-Flight Cocktail of the Month, which highlights the special concoctions that flight attendants whip up with only a cocktail shaker, some tiny liquor bottles and a whole lot of hope that it won't make you drunk and unruly.

Last summer, we dubbed Virgin Atlantic's Virgin Redhead the In-Flight Cocktail of the Month for June 2010. This summer, it's about time to highlight another Virgin drink, especially since their airport lounges feature an impressive signature cocktail selection.

Therefore, for July 2011, we're in love with the "New" New York Sour, a traditional whiskey sour with a surprise: a float of claret. Served up at Virgin Atlantic clubhouses—we downed this one in the New York-JFK Airport lounge—and possibly on flights in Upper Class (ask nicely), the "New" New York Sour is served in a chilled glass with a nice foam. When ours arrived, both tables on either side of us asked after it and ended up ordering their own; it's a conversation-starter!

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In-Flight Cocktail of the Month: Air Canada's 'Iceberg Arctic Passion'

Where: Canada
June 3, 2011 at 9:58 AM | by | Comments (0)

As many already know, we have a serious obsession with airline cocktails, and so much is our passion that we've created a whole first-Friday-of-the-month feature called In-Flight Cocktail of the Month, which highlights the special concoctions that flight attendants whip up with only a cocktail shaker, some tiny liquor bottles and a whole lot of hope that it won't make you drunk and unruly.

The other (hot) day, we drank through two tall glasses of fresh lemonade with coconut syrup and now lemonade is totally and completely on our minds for the rest of the summer. For this reason, June's In-Flight Cocktail of the Month is the Iceberg Arctic Passion on Air Canada.

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In-Flight Cocktail of the Month: The 'Kir Royale' on British Airways

May 6, 2011 at 9:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

As many already know, we have a serious obsession with airline cocktails, and so much is our passion that we've created a whole first-Friday-of-the-month feature called In-Flight Cocktail of the Month, which highlights the special concoctions that flight attendants whip up with only a cocktail shaker, some tiny liquor bottles and a whole lot of hope that it won't make you drunk and unruly.

It's not every day that you come across blackcurrant-flavored things, like blackcurrant juice or blackcurrant candies or even blackcurrant gum. That is, unless you live in the UK where blackcurrant is a normal flavor that shows up alongside lemon or peppermint. Thus, it's probably not a big surprise for Brits to find it on the Club World and First Class menus onboard British Airways flights, but to us it sounds a little exotic.

Noting that many, many people have just signed up for the British Airways Visa card on account of their (now finished) 100,000 miles deal, more than several of you reading this have a BA flight or two in your near future, perhaps even in one of the upper classes. Alongside the Buck's Fozz (a British mimosa), BA will pour you a Kir Royale if they've got the ingredients onboard: Crème de cassis, champagne and a few fresh blackcurrants or curled lemon peel to garnish.

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In-Flight Cocktail of the Month: 'Fit For Flight' on SAS

April 1, 2011 at 1:51 PM | by | Comments (0)

As many already know, we have a serious obsession with airline cocktails, and so much is our passion that we've created a whole first-Friday-of-the-month feature called In-Flight Cocktail of the Month, which highlights the special concoctions that flight attendants whip up with only a cocktail shaker, some tiny liquor bottles and a whole lot of hope that it won't make you drunk and unruly.

Most people would just call this drink a "cranberry cooler," but on an SAS plane, it adopts the more aviation-appropriate name "Fit For Flight." Perhaps you can guess already why it's called this—it's nonalcoholic. This will actually be the second alcohol-free cocktail we've featured, following the Cathay Delight. For those who aren't in the mood for an alcoholic drink, are worried about the effects of jetlag or simply can't drink, there's no need to completely sit out the party.

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