For many years, it was believed that the first written acknowledgment of the Air Mail cocktail was inÂ Esquireâ€™sÂ 1949 edition ofÂ Handbook for Hosts after being brought to life in Havana, Cuba, right around the time that airmail was the closest thing there was to present-day email. The combination of rum and Champagne is as refreshing as it is sophisticated. Some enthusiasts describe the Air Mail cocktail as being a rum-based French 75.
- 1 1/2 oz Rum
- 3/4 oz Lime Juice
- 3/4 oz Honey Simple Syrup
- Top off with Champagne
- Garnish: Lime Twist
Measure and pour all ingredients except Champagne into a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled flute. Top with Champagne and garnish with fresh lime twist.
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