Traveling By Air – The Air Mail Cocktail
7th June 2023
Stamped and cleared to travel, we’re going up in the sky to intercept a couple of ingredients, the Sparkling Wine from the country of Slovenia and a bottle of White Rum from the United States of America, the Air Mail Cocktail was likely originally crafted during the 1920s or 1930s during the American Prohibition in either the United States or Cuba.
A Muskat Sparkling Wine from the wonderful sparkling wine producing country of Slovenia, mature in its sweetness, labelled ‘Lea’.
Vinska klet Bevec – Lea Brut – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Gorgeous ripe, sweet and creamy yellow and golden fruits, with hints of dried apricots.”
Flavour – “Rich Muskat flavours with yellow and golden fruits, ripe, sweet glazed yellow fruit pastries, with notes of yellow rose petals and yellow floral on the palate.”
Bronze Medal in the Creamy Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022
Rum was the original spirit of choice enjoyed by the Founding Fathers before the American Revolution.
Before the Boston Tea Party (1773) there was the Portsmouth Molasses Party (1771). Rum, not tea started the revolution. Rum was enjoyed by George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
“I know not why We Should blush to confess that Molasses was an essential Ingredient in American independence. Many great Events have proceeded from much Smaller Causes” – President John Adams, Letter to William Tudor Sr. 11 August 1818
Deep in the heart of Sugarcane Country, three childhood friends would have a revelation of their own, the main ingredient of rum (sugarcane) has been cultivated on their property since the 1700s, but it wouldn’t be until 2011 that they started cultivating it for the purpose of crafting great American Rum, two years later, the Bayou Rum Distillery opened their doors in Lacassine, LA, available throughout the United States and in the UK via Amazon.
Bayou Rum Distillery – Bayou White Rum – Tasting Notes – “Subtle notes of vanilla, ripe bananas and a hint of green apples on the aroma, the palate displays creamy vanilla, honeysuckle, nectar and banana.”
Air Mail Cocktail
- Bayou White Rum
- Honey Syrup
- Sparkling Wine
How To Make The Air Mail Cocktail
- 30mls of Bayou White Rum
- 15mls Honey Syrup
- 15mls Lime Juice
- Shake the first three ingredients over ice and strain into a highball glass with fresh ice
- Top up with Sparkling Wine
- Garnish with Lime Throughout
Air Mail Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Sweet golden honey sprinkled with fresh notes of lime, golden fruits and molasses on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Sweet, fizzy, citrusy and exciting the palate, with notes of freshly squeezed lime juice, sweet liquid formed honey with ripe golden fruits, citrus notes and a matured sweetness from the likes of molasses and toffee on the palate, the zestiness from the lime sticks with you after the tasting experiences, excellently reminding you of the cocktail.”
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