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Inflight Imbibing

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Inflight Imbibing
Written by Lia Grabowski | Photos by Chris Granger

The Cure for Your Holiday Travel Woes

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Few things dampen a festive spirit faster than the nightmare that is holiday travel. After long security lines and frenzied connections, a stiff drink is a surefire way to get you back on the jolly track. Forget the lackluster airline selections like pre-mixed bloody marys or cranberry vodkas. Jerry Slater—co-author of the Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails—adapted two recipes from the recent release to up your carry-on cocktail game. All they take is a little prep work: Head to your local drug store to pick up some TSA-approved bottles, then prep your mixers and pack them alongside your other carry-on liquids. Once on board, order your booze and channel your inner bartender. These libations are guaranteed to improve your inflight experience, even if you’re stuck in the middle seat.

Vieux Carré for Two

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