Fifteen plus hours on a plane is a lot of time to kill and, as great as the in-flight entertainment is, sometimes you need something more exciting to do to pass the time. So why not pack your very own mini bar kit — with an emphasis on mini — and mix up some of your favourite cocktails mid-flight?
With a tiny bit of planning, five minutes of kitchen prep and A LOT of charm, it’s entirely possible to be a mile-high mixologist — we did the fieldwork to prove it. We managed to mix up a classic mojito, michelada (Mexican bloody mary), old fashioned and even a fancy G&T on a flight between Joburg and Paris.
What did we need the charm for? For the air hostess, of course. You’re going to be a fairly demanding passenger with all your requests from the on-board drinks trolley.
BEFORE YOU FLY: ASSEMBLE YOUR MINI BAR KIT
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1 lime
- 1 orange
- Tiny plastic containers with lids
- Fresh mint leaves
- Celery tops
- Tiny empty bottle
- A bottle of Tabasco sauce
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