Drinking and flying have gone together since the dawn of air travel. During the golden age of flying—in the 1950s and 1960s—drinking a coach Martini or Old-Fashioned was practically a right. But much has changed since the Mad men days, the in-flight drink reduced to saccharine ginger ale and Dewar’s or Schweppes tonic and Bombay served by surly flight attendants alongside bags of stale pretzels. While we’ve learned to adjust our expectations when it comes to drinking at 30,000 feet, the teams behind PUNCH and W&P Design wondered if there was a way to recapture the patina of air travel’s bygone golden era.
Enter the Carry-On Cocktail Kit. As a prelude to the launch of PUNCH’s brand-new City Guides section tomorrow (!), we’ve collaborated to bring you a pocket-sized tin filled will everything you need to whip up two Old-Fashioneds in-flight. Inside each sleek little box you’ll find a recipe card, aromatic bitters, cane sugar, a spoon/muddler and a linen coaster—just add bourbon from the bar cart and a heavy dose of sartorial pride. It’s TSA-ready, so you’ll get through security just fine and arrive at your family holiday thoroughly prepared to deal with any and all crazy aunts, familial bickering and any other unforeseen nightmare. Purchase online via carryoncocktailkit.com.