Air Mail Special Recipe

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The airmail special cocktail is a classic daiquiri variation featuring honey syrup and champagne. Although the drink shares it’s name with an old Benny Goodman song, the name itself was originally a reference to the express postal system established in Cuba in 1930 and was popularized by the Bacardi brand in their home nation.


1 1/2 oz White Rum
3/4 oz Honey Syrup
1/2 oz Lime juice
2-3 oz Champagne

Preparation: How to make an Air Mail Special

  • Combine the rum, honey syrup, and lime juice with ice and shake. Strain into a flute and fill with champagne. Garnish with a lime twist. To make the honey syrup, combine equal parts honey and boiling water, stir and let cool.