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Air Mail

Air Mail cocktail
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This Champagne-topped rum drink is an unconventional classic. This is how bar pro Jim Meehan prefers to make it.


  • 1 ounce Banks 5-Island rum
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce rich honey syrup
  • 2 1/2 ounces brut Champagne (such as Moet & Chandon Imperial), chilled, to top
  • Garnish: grated nutmeg


  1. Add the rum, lime juice, and honey syrup into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice.

  3. Top with the Champagne.

  4. Sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg to garnish.