Sharkbait’s Cocktail of the Week, On the Road: The DIY In-Flight Cocktail

I do not like to fly. However, I will not let that stop me from going places (hence last week’s update from Brighton in the UK). At the time of this writing, I’m 36,000 feet above the North Atlantic, en route back home after a week in England. What does this have to do with drinking? A lot actually. My usual routine is downing as many alcoholic beverages as I can pre-flight, and then having a couple more while mid-air. Even on three hour flights to Chicago, I’ll have more than a few while in transit. As a gift, I received this Carry On cocktail kit, and decided to bring it with me on this trip. I was able to sleep a bit on the flight out to London so I never tapped it. This return leg, however, is in the middle of the day, so sleep is more than likely not going to happen. So, I ordered the closest thing I could find to bourbon (Jack Daniels) and gave it a whirl. The kit contains 1 packet of cane sugar, a mini bottle of bitters and a mixing spoon.

Old Fashioned from the Carry On Cocktail Kit:

 

1 Mini bottle bourbon (50 ml)

1 stick cane sugar

3 Dashes bitters

Procure a mini bottle of bourbon, one cup of ice and one empty cup. Combine cane sugar, bitters and bourbon into the empty cup. With the muddler end of the bar spoon, lightly crush the sugar and stir to dissolve. Pour the cocktail over the ice, stir for 15 seconds, and enjoy.

The finished cocktail

Well, it’s more of an old fashioned than anyone else on this flight is drinking. The cane sugar is a nice touch. I think plain white sugar would be too sweet in this environment. The bitters are not as good of quality as angostura, but then again I can’t exactly be picky here. Also, this is a first in making an old fashioned with Jack Daniels. It was either that or Glenlivet, and that certainly was not going to mix well at all. So, is this the best old fashioned I’ve ever had? Definitely not. However, I’m the only one having an old fashioned on this flight so that counts for something.

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Sharkbait has not actually been bitten by a shark, but has told people in bars that he was for free drinks. Lives in Boston, married to a Giants fan, he enjoys whisk(e)y, cooking, the Rangers, and the Patriots.
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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Unrelated, made the mistake of going down this rabbit hole today:

https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/eddie-murphy-john-landis-is-f-cked-up.387785/

scotchnaut

lipstickalley, huh? After a ton of research, I finally (FINALLY!) know what you jerk to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMo_HcRBnUY

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Unrelated despite the Twilight Zone gif below?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Touché

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

So, I ordered the closest thing I could find to bourbon (Jack Daniels)…

I like the idea that they actually had plenty of Jim Beam and you still made this choice.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Also, HOW THE FUCK YOU DOIN’, FLYBOYS?
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SonOfSpam

But they have 23 different kinds of aquavit, so that’s pretty hygge.

Brick Meathook

I’m flying to London on Norwegian in September. How is it?

BC Dick

All I know is Aalborg and, if that’s not available, Bornholmer. Hey sawbones I’m just carrying on an old family tradition

nomonkeyfun

I’m sorry. You’re wasting good drinking time on this flight. Get a bottle from duty free, a flask or some kind of resealable liquid container, drink. You don’t have to pay for drinks in an overpriced airport bar, nor pay the $33 for a nip of Jack. Plus, you have more choice in your liquor selection than in the air.

Money and time saved.

/warning, taking this advice may end up with user getting arrested for hitting on Flight Attendant.

blaxabbath

“Oh you going overseas?!”

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scotchnaut

It’s the last weekday of my vacation and after getting a walk and some yardwork out da way, I’m currently enjoying a Gibson martini. I do a small splursh* (not splash) of pickle juice so there’s a bit of saltiness to offset the sweet of the pickled onion.

*a splursh is different because a sound effect is used while performing the action

The Right Reverend Electric Mayhem

I’m sorry, but the Carry On Cocktail kit looks like some sort of hipster IV drug gear. “Oh, you’ve never mainlined ergot? I get mine from an artisanal rye farmer who has a curated strain of mold that goes back to 1577.”

blaxabbath

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scotchnaut

“Huh?”

-Bruce

Game Time Decision

this post is going to show who’s a professional alcoholic and who’s just a pretender here.
/definitely in the pretender category.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

[is also a pretender]

– Eli Manning

BrettFavresColonoscopy

United has Buffalo Trace onboard and a premixed knob Creek old fashioned, fwiw.

Those carry-on cocktail kits are pricier than one might expect, so Lady BFC bought me a bunch of the below for three different types of bitters, some absinthe and vermouth, and other stuff for me to really alkie it up on the plane.
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The Right Reverend Electric Mayhem

Carry-On Absinthe: For When You Really Want to See Snakes on a Plane

SonOfSpam

GET THESE MOTHERFUCKING SNAKES OFF MY MOTHERFUCKING PLANE!!!

Sir, this is an Arby’s.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Look, if you can’t make me a Sazerac and you’re not the one flying the plane, you’re fucking useless to me at 30,000 feet

BC Dick

Can’t see an issue with a man mixing liquids with an eye dropper on an airplane.

Brick Meathook

Are you flying British Airways? Because those Speedbird pilots have the best booze up forward, and usually a lot of coke too. If you’re still flying you should go up and ask them.

(“Speedbird” is the radio call sign for BA)