The Oatmeal: How I interpret my beverage options on an airplane

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    If only the ginger ale were more than lightly flavored sugar water. There are some seriously good ginger beers out there that pack a punch, and I'd be willing to pay for them in the air.
     
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    That one's great. Is theoatmeal.com updated often? I'm going to have to start checking them more often.
     
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    Wouldn't it be great to have a dark & stormy at 30,000 feet? But I'd settle for just a ginger beer.

    P.S. I've been searching for a good mixed drink including ginger ale which includes alcohol usually stocked onboard - any suggestions?
     
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    I'll have to think on that. I'm actually flying today because my in-laws don't realize that prices go up when you try to book tickets a week before... and flying the two of us is cheaper than the four of them. So maybe I'll try a few tests.

    In the meantime, someone who wants to play the DYKWIA card can ask for a mutilated version of a horse's head. Normally it would be a very long orange or lemon peel with the end dangling over the rim of a glass of ginger ale, intended for non-alcoholics. Maybe a very patient FA would splice together short pieces of lime peel from the gin and tonics. :p
     
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    Jack and Ginger.
     
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    I've heard of this. Not a huge Jack fan by itself (bad memories of one particular night in college), but may have to try it with Ginger.
     
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    Agreed... not a whiskey fan in the slightest but whiskey-ginger ale is delicious.
     
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    Thanks! Good to hear from another with similar tastes.

    Let's see, next trip in less than a week, with high likelihood of UDU at this point. Will have to give it a try! I'll ask them to mix it light to begin with (which usually results in them just giving me the bottle and can).
     
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    Three words: Bundaberg Ginger Beer.

    Of course you'll have to bet your airline to stock it, or join us down under on QF.
     
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    Jack and Ginger. Plus Fred.
     
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    If you're lucky enough to be on a United flight, Jim Beam Black and Ginger is my standard mid-air refreshment. Bourbon has a sweeter disposition than Jack and goes great with ginger-ale. I'm not sure what the other carriers offer in the bourbon category.
     
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    I will in fact be on United metal this week, so will try your suggestion. Thank you!
     
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    this should have included something about tomato juice or bloody mary mix.
     
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    :eek: pay for things in the air?????
     
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    Hopefully you're up near the front. They usually only have a couple bottles of the Jim Beam so you have to get it early! Safe flight and enjoy.
     
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    That's fantastic! I wonder what miles+copay would be between each cabin :eek:
     
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    ginger ale + duty free jack!
     
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    Amaretto and Ginger Ale is good too. If they have Amaretto.

    Also - I am not a whiskey drinker, but have recently been introduced to Jack and Cranberry. So good.
     
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    Just got my UDU up to 2B. Hopefully that's close enough ;)

    I've tried amaretto and ginger, and while I like it, it's a bit sweet for regular drinking. I prefer amaretto and orange. If I survive the Jim Beam or whiskey and ginger experiment then I'll try the jack and cranberry - that sounds interesting!
     
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