Food + Drink

7 In-Flight Cocktail Kits That Will Help You Relax

Fellow travelers, you might not realize it, but often, the very first drink you have on vacation happens at 30,000 feet. So why not make it count? The next time you’re up in the air, soothe those nerves and be your own master mixologist with a little help from one of these ingenious in-flight cocktail kits. Cheers!

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W&P Carry-On Cocktail Kit

When W&P Design’s Carry-On Cocktail Kits first hit the market, they took the travel world by storm. The concept was genius: pack a cute, pocket-sized tin with all your favorite drink fixings, make sure it’s TSA-compliant, and voilà, the in-flight game was forever changed. Each cocktail kit comes with a recipe card, syrup, or mix (depending on your drink of choice), a bar spoon/muddler, a jigger, and a linen coaster for sipping in style. They have a range of options, from Moscow Mule to Bloody Mary (which includes rimming salt), but our favorite for the cold-weather season is the Hot Toddy cocktail kit, which comes stocked with lemon packets and cinnamon sticks. Just add whiskey.

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Sugarfina Rosé Gummy Bears Cocktail Kit

If you’re a jet-setter with a sweet tooth, you’re probably well-acquainted with Sugarfina, the luxury candy emporium famous for their bestselling Champagne gummy bears. Their Rosé All Day Cocktail kit (in partnership with W&P Design) is a carry-on no-brainer during the summer. It features Elderflower syrup and—yes—a packet of those covetable rosé gummy bears to drop in with your bubbly.

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Gray Malin Sprinkle Carry-On Cocktail Kit

You’ll be on island time in no time at all with this colorful collab between Gray + Malin and W&P Design. The Sprinkle Carry-On Cocktail Kit includes everything you need (minus the alcohol, of course) for a Beach Sprinkles Vodka Tonic: a vial of rainbow-colored sprinkles for the rim, tonic syrup, a jigger and spoon, a striped mini straw, and a too-cute pink flamingo stirrer for the finishing touch.

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Té Tonic Tea Infusions

Gin and tonics are a popular in-flight drink of choice thanks to their simplicity, but add just one more ingredient and you’ll take your cocktail to a whole new level. Té Tonic’s tea bag gift set is a perfect gift for any gin lover and easy to use mid-flight. It comes with six bags of varying flavors like red passion (a mix of dried apple, hibiscus, elderberry, rose-hip, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, and blackcurrant) and green (made with dried cucumber, lemon rind, physalis, juniper berries, lemon verbena, and cardamom). Before you add tonic and ice, drop a tea bag into the gin and let it infuse for 1-7 minutes (depending on your strength preference). Your gin will take on a whole new floral flavor.

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Cocktail Box Co. Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit

Another well-designed tin, another classy drink. When you’re hankering for a good old-fashioned…Old Fashioned, break out this cocktail kit from the Cocktail Box Co. Inside, you’ll find a bottle of aromatic bitters, orange bitters, grapefruit bitters, stainless steel picks, a muddler spoon, a rustic linen cocktail napkin, and a tinier tin packed with six cubes of raw sugar cane. Bonus: this kit has enough ingredients to mix up to six cocktails, so you can treat your seatmate or even your entire row (if you’re generous) to a second round.

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Twist Your Spirits Smoke Y Margarita Cocktail Kit

Like your margs with a bit of smoke? Tequila—or mezcal, if you prefer—is the only thing you’ll need to complete this Smoke Y Margarita Cocktail Kit from Twist Your Spirits, which is packed with a recipe card, lemon mint elixir, smoked sugar syrup, and crunch lemon slices to garnish. We won’t judge you if you stray outside its “5 O’Clock Box” moniker—time doesn’t exist in transit, after all.

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Mixallogy Organic Cocktail Mixer

Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw with a DIY Cosmo on your next girls’ trip with the help of Mixallogy’s organic cocktail mixers. Each box is packed with all-natural flavored powders—choose between Cosmo, Margarita, and Lemon Sour—that come in six single-shot pods. Mix one with equal parts water and booze and you’ll be living out your own Sex and the City episode in the sky.

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Relaxation doesn’t have to end with your onboard cocktail—take your trip to the next level by making yourself at home.

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