Airmail Cocktail Recipe

The Airmail cocktail is a champagne cocktail that's not as well-known as some of the others, like the French 75, but it's just as delicious.
How to Make the Best Airmail Cocktail - Crafty Bartending


Serve the airmail cocktail in a Flute Glass

  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz honey syrup
  • Top with champagne

Garnish: 1 lime twist

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. Add the first 3 ingredients to your shaker
  2. Shake hard for 10-15 seconds
  3. Fine strain the into a flute glass
  4. Top with champagne
  5. Add the garnish


The history of the Airmail cocktail is opaque, but the flavor is delicious.

Some people say that it first showed up in the 1949 edition of Esquire’s Handbook for Hosts, while others point to a recipe in WC Whitfield’s Here’s How.

If you enjoy a daiquiri or a French 75, then you should absolutely give this recipe a try.

Airmail Cocktail Fun Fact

Not many people know that the Airmail Cocktail is actually a variation of the popular Mojito cocktail, with the main difference being that instead of using white rum, this beverage uses a light rum and Champagne. This combination gives it an exquisite

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