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Gift Lab: In-Flight Mixology with the Carry-On Cocktail Kit

January 16, 2015

Emily test's the Carry-On Cocktail Kit

Product: Carry-On Cocktail Kit

As I knew I would be flying for work and the holidays, I thought it would be a great moment to test  the Carry-On Cocktail Kit. According to the description of the product, it had everything you needed to make an Old Fashioned on the plane. The product claimed to be carry-on size, and contained the bitters, sugar, spoon, and even a cocktail napkin.

Carry-On Cocktail Kit | UncommonGoods

My biggest concern about this product is whether or not you could get the true Old Fashioned experience on a plane. I usually would make it with a cherry or orange, which would not be available on the plane. I was curious to see if the drink would be as good without these elements. I was also concerned if it would truly pass airport security, as it does contain a liquid.

Carry-On Cocktail Kit Contents
Old Fashioned Instructions

The Carry-On Cocktail Kit is sized perfectly. It fit easily into the side pocket of the backpack I was traveling with, which made it easy for me to access on the plane. Once I got settled, I ordered Jack Daniels and a cup of ice. The kit has very clear and easy to follow instructions, which I used in my test. I poured in the provided sugar packet and then put a few drops of bitters into the cup. I then poured in the whiskey and stirred with the provided metal spoon.
In-Flight Bourbon Old Fashioned

Overall, it was really easy to use. The cocktail itself was pretty good, though not as good as it would have been with a cherry in it. It was also a fun activity to do while on a plane. It makes two cocktails, so it would be great if you are traveling with another person.
Carry-On Cocktail Kit | UncommonGoods


  • Reply Christine Hunter Konstan January 18, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I think you should hire me as an editor/proofreader because in only this description, I found 4 or 5 grammatical errors.

    • Reply Cassie January 20, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Hey Christine,

      Thanks for the comment. It looks like we accidentally reverted to a saved draft of the post instead of the final version. The post is updated now, so thanks for letting us know! If you’re interested in applying for a job at UncommonGoods, please check out our careers page:

      Cassie | UncommonGoods

  • Reply Joyce January 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Neat idea I think! Why not add a tiny packet with 2 dried cherries in it?

  • Reply Rob July 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I think I now have a new travel favourite. Must get me one of those mixers! I found a few more ideas over here you may be interested in:

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