For many years, it was believed that the first written acknowledgment of the Air Mail cocktail was in Esquire’s 1949 edition of 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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