The kit contains a linen coaster, a spoon to act as a muddler, two sachets of cane sugar and – most importantly for the cocktail – a tiny bottle of aromatic bitters. It also has a recipe card that describes how to make the perfect Old-Fashioned for two.
The only notable thing missing from the kit is the whiskey, due to Federal Aviation Administration rules prohibiting passengers from drinking the liquor that they have carried on the plane. But after getting whiskey and ice from the flight attendant, a classic cocktail is only a few moments away.
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