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Airplane bartending: The carry-on old fashioned cocktail kit

Carry-on cocktail kit
This carry-on cocktail kit includes everything you’ll need to make an old fashioned cocktail up in the air, including bitters, a spoon/muddler, sugar and a coaster. All you’ll need to order is a bottle of bourbon.
(Amy Scattergood)

The next time you’re cruising at 30,000 feet in the air, wouldn’t it be nice to sit down to a proper old fashioned? It could make that holiday flight across country just a tad more bearable. 

A company producing a product called the Carry On Cocktail Kit has your airplane cocktail needs in mind. It has created a compact silver case that contains everything you need to make a proper old fashioned, minus the bourbon. You can just order a small bottle from the flight attendant. 

In the kit is a small vial of aromatic bitters, which the company says  were crafted in small batches by bitters geniuses in Brooklyn; two packets of raw Demerara cane sugar; a mini, stainless steel hybrid bar spoon and cocktail muddler; and a linen coaster to add a bit of class. There’s also a recipe card, in case you don’t know what you’re doing. 

If you’re worried about getting the kit through security, the company assures customers on its website: “It will make it through security just fine." 

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The kits are available on Carryoncocktailkit.com for $24. Each kit comes with enough supplies to make two old fashioneds -- one for you and one for your new cute friend across the aisle. 

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