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Cocktails and Mocktails on Airplanes

Do You Order a Special Drink When Flying?


As we approach the end of Summer, chances are you've spent some time these last few months traveling via airplane. Whenever I hit the skies, I treat myself to a ginger ale and cranberry juice mocktail. I try to avoid alcohol while flying (makes jet lag worse!), so this bubbly nonalcoholic drink is just the ticket. I feel a little high maintenance ordering the mixed refreshment, but it's become a ritual and a treat I only divulge in on flights. Do you have an airplane drink? Or do you stick to water or soda?

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akmarspice akmarspice 5 years
No way, I thought I was the only one who'd request for a cranberry + ginger ale mocktail when on a flight.... I do that ALL the time! :D Good to know I'm not the only one....If they don't have cranberry juice, I'll ask for orange, or I'll substitute with Sprite if they don't have ginger ale... Usually the flight attendants are pretty nice about it, and I looove mocktails so it makes my flying experience a little calming and worth while!
hexentanz hexentanz 5 years
Cannot drink anything fancy, because I have to take a sedative just to get on a plane. :P
amber512 amber512 5 years
I fly VERY rarely, but I've pretty much only gotten water.
partysugar partysugar 5 years
I always get a beer or wine.
JanetG0307 JanetG0307 5 years
i always drink ginger ale when flying. so strange, because i don't drink it otherwise.
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
short distance...apple juice. long distance...bring on the booze. snarky needs to sleep.
suziryder suziryder 5 years
I usually stick to water since soda doesn't actually hydrate you. But your mocktail sounds tasty and I have a looooong day of flying on Friday (Hawaiian vacation! Woo hoo!!) and I think I'll try it out :)
ayuninur ayuninur 5 years
water or soda
KAEB06 KAEB06 5 years
Cranberry juice-only drink it when I am flying!
mlle-nessa mlle-nessa 5 years
Always a ginger ale :)
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 5 years
I used to drink whatever soda they had but since I don't drink soda anymore I just drink water or juice.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
I usually get water, because I'm always paranoid I'll get dehydrated and a blood clot in my leg or something ahah
Ladyseven Ladyseven 5 years
I definitely have a beer or a rum & coke if it's a stressful flight. Screaming baby on my last flight called for two Heiniken's and loud music.
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 5 years
Usually ginger ale or apple juice - Flying makes me sick to my stomach with fear.
WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 5 years
Orange juice usually.
threadhunter threadhunter 5 years
i order 1/2 cranberry juice/1/2 water. the juice is too sweet to drink on its own.
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
I don't fly often (too expensive and I don't like flying), but when I do, I don't order anything special. Too expensive and I'm content with just water.
ameliajc ameliajc 5 years
That sounds delish. Do flight attendants ever complain about you asking for a mixed drink? Not that they should! :)
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
i love the bloody mary mix, but the sodium count in one of those is unreal! Ruins your hard work getting into shape on vacation. I try to just drink water,
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