11/19/2016 , 2m, 39s

The Airmail originally showed up in a 1930s Bacardi recipe pamphlet, and it shows some resemblance to a daiquiri. However, the inclusion of honey as the sweetener give this cocktail a flavor all its own.

We're serving this in a coupe, but it's also good served in a tall collins glass over ice. If you use the tall glass, double the ingredients. You can use prosecco or other sparkling wine in place of the Champagne, if you prefer.

The recipe below is from the PDT cocktail book.

  • 1 ounce rum
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • 1 ounce Champagne or other sparkling wine

Place rum, lime juice, and honey syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled coupe and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lime.

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