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Air Mail
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The Air Mail cocktail is a sparkling and refreshing drink that combines the Caribbean charm of white rum with the effervescence of Champagne, creating a delightful fusion of flavors. The ... more The Air Mail cocktail is a sparkling and refreshing drink that combines the Caribbean charm of white rum with the effervescence of Champagne, creating a delightful fusion of flavors. The addition of lime juice adds a tangy citrus note, which blends harmoniously with the subtle sweetness of honey syrup, imparting a balanced taste that's both zesty and smooth. Often served in a cocktail glass, the Air Mail is garnished with a sprig of mint, contributing a fresh aroma and an elegant touch to this celebratory concoction, making it a popular choice for festive occasions or as a sophisticated aperitif.
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Champagne / prosecco
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Mint
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16.57% | 1.74 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Air Mail is like a chic holiday in a glass; the bubbly champagne complements the tropical white rum and the sweet touch of honey syrup, all balanced with a zesty lime freshness. It’s a festive, sophisticated choice that marries effervescence with a hint of Caribbean zest.

Method
How to make a Air Mail

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients, except the champagne, into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into chilled cocktail glass
Top up with the champagne and garnish with a mint sprig before serving

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you correctly shake the Air Mail cocktail to blend its ingredients?

To correctly shake the Air Mail cocktail, start by adding the lime juice, white rum, and honey syrup into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds or until well chilled. This process not only mixes the ingredients thoroughly but also chills the drink, making it more refreshing. After shaking, strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and top with Champagne or prosecco.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Air Mail cocktail?

The Air Mail cocktail is best served in a cocktail glass to enhance its elegance. After preparing the drink by shaking the lime juice, white rum, and honey syrup, and topping it with Champagne or prosecco, garnish with a lime twist or wheel to add a touch of sophistication. Serve immediately while it's cold.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Air Mail cocktail?

For the Air Mail cocktail, a lime twist or wheel makes an excellent garnish, complementing the lime juice in the drink. Alternatively, a sprig of mint or an edible flower can add a visually appealing contrast and a hint of additional aroma.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Air Mail, and how is it prepared?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Air Mail can be prepared by substituting the white rum with a non-alcoholic spirit or white grape juice and replacing the Champagne or prosecco with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine or sparkling water. You still use lime juice and honey syrup for flavor. Combine all ingredients except the non-alcoholic sparkling option in a shaker with ice, shake well, strain into a glass, and top with the non-alcoholic sparkling wine or water.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Air Mail compare to other classic cocktails?

The Air Mail has an alcohol content of 16.57%, placing it in the mid-range compared to other classic cocktails. For example, it's less potent than a Negroni or Martini, which can exceed 20%, but stronger than lighter cocktails like the Aperol Spritz (typically around 11%). This makes the Air Mail a moderately strong choice, ideal for those who prefer a balanced cocktail.

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