Traveling is expensive enough without tacking overpriced in-flight liquor onto your tab. But sometimes you just need a mile-high adult beverage to help you relax or drown out the screaming toddler in row 12. Enter the carry-on mini bar.
Packing a cocktail kit for the plane is simple. The 3-1-1 rule still applies, so stock up on mini liquor bottles accordingly. Then, before you leave for the airport, pre-slice and juice your citrus and pack everything into a clear plastic bag to get through the security line smoothly. Once on board the plane, simply ask your flight attendant for two cups—one filled with ice, the other empty. You’ll be enjoying cocktails at cruising altitude in no time.
Here, three DIY airplane-friendly cocktail kits for your next flight.