Thrillist: How to mix your own craft cocktails at 30K feet

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  1. dmel

    dmel Gold Member

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    http://www.thrillist.com/travel/nat...aft-cocktails-at-30-000-feet-thrillist-nation

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    LarryInNYC Gold Member

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    Or just mix the cocktail at home, put it in a 3 ounce bottle (which, coincidentally, is about the size of the average cocktail) and ask for a cup of ice on the plane. I've read elsewhere that the prohibition is not consuming alcohol you brought with you, but consuming alcohol not served by the airline -- if so, you could get around the rule by handing the bottle to the FA and asking them to pour it over ice for you (although a friend who does this regularly has never been challenged).
     
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    And my condolences to those who really need a drink this badly! ;)

    Seriously, for those oenophiles who would really enjoy having a high quality wine served to them while onboard the airplane, the options are considerably more limited. Any wine opened and poured into 3 ounce bottles ahead of time would be at risk for oxidation and off tastes/flavors. And (as per many other posts on Milepoint), it's difficult enough to be offered a high quality wine by the airlines in first class, and almost non-existent to be served the same in coach class seating. :(
     
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    Personally, I like the taste of my club soda, and the occasional whisk[e]y, just fine. :)
     
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