Back in May, I wrote about Bon Appetit’s Andrew Knowlton who suggested becoming an in-flight mixologist and crafting your own cocktails on your next flight. A mere five months later and Knowlton’s ideas have turned into a commercial project (although he doesn’t appear to be involved or get any credit) which allows you to buy a travel kit for making cocktails up in the air.
Meet the Carry On Cocktail Kit, a collaboration between W&P Design and PUNCH, both Brooklyn companies who want you to think there’s nothing better than an Old Fashioned when you’re hurtling through space and time in a metal tube. The Old Fashioned kit, available for $24, comes with everything you need to make that classic cocktail: a carry-on tin, a recipe card, a spoon that also serves as a muddler, small-batch (natch) aromatic bitters, Demerara cane sugar, and even a linen coaster in case Zooey Deschanel is sitting next to you and you need to impress her with your twee-ness. All you need to do is order up a mini bottle of bourbon and you’ll be in business. Bonus points for growing a mustache and wearing a bow-tie and vest while you make the drink.
The Old Fashioned is the only kit available right now, but if this proves successful, I can only imagine how many more kits will be available. Negronis, perhaps? Mojitos? Of course. The sky is (truly) the limit when you take the mixology movement onto airplanes. In fact, I won’t be surprised if we start seeing on-board bartenders similar to the Etihad in-flight chefs. They can roll down the aisle with a cart full of freshly squeezed juices, exotic bitters, and funky garnishes as they construct the cocktail of the day for thirsty flyers.
Make sure to order an Aviation…
h/t LA Times