Mixology at 35,000 Feet

Mixology at 35,000 Feet

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Mixology at 35,000 Feet

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By Cari Martens

It looks like the airlines have landed on the idea of upgraded in-flight mixology, attempting to capitalize on the current cocktail craze.

An article by Chantal Martineau on VillageVoice.com reports that Mexicana Airlines has teamed with mixologist Junior Merino, better known as The Liquid Chef, who’s created a cocktail program that enables flight attendants to stir up some pretty sexy libations.

This fall for example, Mexicana will be offering a drink called Sweet Turbulence, containing Cazadores tequila, lime soda, grenadine, lime, and orange juice. The revolving cocktail menu is available on flights of more than 4¼ hours to destinations including Sao Paulo, Bogota, and Buenos Aires.

US Airways is mixing things up, too, with its own new ‘enhanced cocktail menu,’ featuring Stirrings’ ‘all-natural’ cocktail mixers. Passengers can wet their whistle with a Pomegranate Martini, Mai Tai, or Margarita, each made with real fruit juice, triple-filtered water, and cane sugar. The drinks sell for $8 each.

According to early reports, passengers are quite high on these new improved cocktails.

Gives an alternative meaning to the Mile High Club, doesn’t it?

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