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Cocktail in the Clouds- 7 Drinks to Order on Your Next Flight

Cocktail in the Clouds- 7 Drinks to Order on Your Next Flight

Let’s face it. Flying can be stressful. What better way to cool down and calm down than a nice booze cruise at 30,000 feet? Up until now, I bet you’ve opted for some pretty simple options while ordering high in the sky. (Vodka Water – anyone??)

Well hang on to your tray tables… here are 7 amazing drinks to order on your next flight.  (courtesy of  vine pair)


What it normally is: Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime Juice
How we made it: Tequila, Orange Juice, Sprite

Pour in as much tequila as you’d like into a cup with ice, stir in orange juice, and top with Sprite.


Pronounced kahl-ee-moe-choe.

What it normally is: Red Wine, Cola
How we made it: Red Wine, Coke

If only life were always this easy. Mix equal parts Coke and red wine over ice and stir.


What it normally is: Scotch, Rye, Maple, Lemon Juice, Tobacco Bitters
How we made it: Scotch, Jack Daniels, Brown Sugar, Tea

Mix equal parts Scotch and Jack Daniels. Pour into hot tea, and stir in a sugar packet. Note: this also doubles as the perfect comfort drink for a cold.


What it normally is: See here.
How we made it: Red Wine, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice

Over ice, pour red wine, orange juice, and cranberry juice. Stir and pretend you’re in Madrid.


Milk builds strong bones.

How it’s normally made: Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Cream
How we made it: Vodka, Coffee Liqueur (aka Kahlua, feel free to use Baileys), Half & Half

Over ice, mix the coffee liqueur and vodka. Use more liqueur if you want your White Russian on the sweeter side, and more vodka if you want to act more Russian. Pour in the half-and-half. Toast to life.


How it’s normally made: Amaretto, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup
How we made it: Amaretto, Orange Juice, Sprite

We believe in the power of poetic leeway. Repeat the margarita recipe, but swap the tequila for amaretto.


How it’s normally made: Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Champagne
How we made it: Gin, White Wine, Sprite

Mix the white wine and gin over ice. Top generously with Sprite.



Or if you are REALLY serious about your libations check out Carry On Cocktail Kits from W&P Design. There are currently three variations: the Moscow Mule, the Gin & Tonic and The Old Fashioned. Each kit comes in a handy little tin that can be carried on to the plane, and all you need is a bottle of liquor. Each kit comes with a recipe card, a bar spoon, a 1/2 oz jigger, a linen napkin to make you feel super-fancy and the perfect syrup for your selected drink.


Each tin comes with enough ingredients to mix two drinks, which means your flight just received a significant upgrade.


Score your Carry On Cocktail Kit here for just $24.


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