Nothing screams vacation like a $20 cocktail at an airport bar. After you’ve sipped that pre-boarding martini, you may feel the need to craft yourself a cocktail mid-flight – especially when headed on that long-awaited post social-distancing vacation. I discovered these cocktail kits while heading to a bachelorette party in Austin a few years ago. They make a cute stocking stuffer or housewarming present or you can just treat yourself as an “ I’m going on a vacation” gift. I’ve rounded up my favorites so you can just order, recline your seat and enjoy that cocktail at 30,000 feet.
The Hot Toddy: Heading somewhere cold? This kit will get you in that sitting-in-front-of-the-fireplace spirit. Just supply the whiskey and ask the flight attendant for a cup of hot tea!
The Dirty Martini: Shaken or stirred? Gin or vodka? Those are the only questions you will ask yourself when it comes to this kit. A martini will let you pretend you are sipping a cocktail on a private jet, while in reality you are at the back of the plane, in front of a screaming child and in a middle seat (we’ve all been there).
The Champagne Cocktail: Celebrating something special? This champagne cocktail kit makes six servings so there will be plenty to go around. Order some champagne, because you’re on vacation and you’ve earned it. The kit even comes with a linen cocktail napkin so you will be sipping that champagne pinky up.
The Bloody Mary: They say a Bloody Mary tastes better on an airplane than on the ground. Why? Maybe it’s because you won’t have to check emails for a few days and the only high-level decision you’ll have to make is picking which beach chair you’ll be sitting in upon landing. Whatever the case may be, this kit comes with all the fixings for the perfect Bloody Mary at 30,000 feet, just add your spirit of choice.