I collect airline drink menus so that we can compare the selections.
Help me out: if you're traveling snap a cell phone picture of the drink selection from the in-flight magazine and send it to me along with the name of the airline and month of your flight. My email address is to the right.
Virgin Upperclass, September 2015
Upperclass is Virgin's business class/first class service, and a heck of a way to fly. This menu is from London to San Francisco sent in by reader Dinah S.
The menu lists full-on cocktails but just a few spirits including an unnamed cognac, and scotch Glen Deveron.
Southwest, October 2015
Cool presentation of Southwest's cocktail options. Reader Kenney M. notes "Drinks are $5 but you don't get the mini bottle to mix yourself. Flight attendants take your order, mix the drink in the back and bring it to your seat."
United, September 2015
Looks like it's been a while since we updated United's selection and they made several changes (if this menu sent in by a reader is indicative of the whole fleet's program):
- Eliminated the $7.99 vs $8.99 tier system for regular and premium spirits, with everything listed as an even $8
- Reduced prices (or rather, took them out of the upper tier) for Disaronno, Bailey's, and Bombay Sapphire.
- Stopped carrying Courvoisier cognac.
- Added Jim Beam Devil's Cut
- Eliminated the specialties only on international flights- Crown Royal and Grand Marnier.
Delta Airlines, July 2015
The spirits remain the same in the regular cabin but Delta has added Grey Goose Vodka and Jack Daniel's Single Barrel in the Delta One cabin, whatever that is.
American Airlines, May 2015 (Same as of March 2016)
Same as March/April as below, with no single-malt sctoch. Thanks to reader Mike for checking in.
Eva Air, April 2015
I forgot to post this one from my recent trip to Taiwan on Eva Air. This menu is from their version of the premium economy cabin (which was very nice) from San Francisco to Taipei.
Spirits: Choya Sarari plum liqueur, Ballantine's Whiskey, Camus VSOP cognac, Smirnoff vodka. Plus a selection of cocktails. Not sure what an Evergreen Special is...
WestJet, May 2015
WestJet doesn't list their spirits brands on this PDF of the menu, but there is a picture. Thanks to reader JC for sending the link.
Spirits appear to be: Canadian Club, Bacardi, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray, and Smirnoff. The price is $6.50.
This menu is from business class SFO to LHR, so I'm not sure if it's the same as economy. Gordon's Gin, Tanqueray, Smirnoff Blue, Johnnie Walker Black, Jack Daniel's, Bacardi, Otard VSOP Cognac, Kahlua, Baileys, Southern Comfort, Drambuie 15 Year, Glenlivet 15 year.
Virgin America, April 2015
Virgin lists their spirits, wine, and beer selection online (scroll way down).
Offerings as of April 2015 are: Tito's Handmade Vodka, Austin Cocktails Cucumber Vodka Mojito, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Funkin Margarita Mixer, Jack Daniel’s, Bacardi Rum, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Sauza Hornitos Reposado Tequila Tequila, Cazadores Reposado, Veev Acaí Spirit.
Delta Airlines, April 2015
Since we last looked last year, Delta dropped Skyy vodka and added Finlandia, Grey Goose and Jack Daniel's Single Barrel. Nice selection!
Iceland Air, February 2015
Iceland Air has cool stuff (which they make you pay for unless you're in premium economy): Bjork and Birkir, Brennivin and Reyka all from Iceland.
All the spirits are: Bacardi rum, Brennivin aquavit, Gordon's gin, Grand Marnier, Bailey's, Johnnie Walker scotch, Camus cognac.
American Airlines, March/April 2015
Lots of changes since 2012: It looks like American Airlines has switched to Tito's vodka from Absolut, to Bombay Sapphire from Beefeater, they dropped The Glenlivet and Kahlua. Looks like Pernod-Ricard is on the outs! The also dropped Courvoisier and Jim Beam Black.
Thanks to LeeAundra from Bar Flyer for the menu. April menu is the same - thanks to Kimberly for sending it in.
Alaska Air, March 2015
Alaska offers a variety of made-in-Washington spirits including gin, vodka, and rum from Sun Liquor, and Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka. Then they have the standards - Jack Daniel's, Bailey's, Deward's, Crown Royal, Sauza, and Courvoisier.
British Airways, August 2014
Reader Kenney M. reports that drinks are still complementary on transatlantic flights on this airline. Spirits: Gordon's Gin, Smirnoff Vodka, Johnnie Walker (red) scotch, Otard cognac, Glenlivet scotch. Not listed but available: Jack Daniel's.
Frontier Airlines, August 2014
Ooh, another airline that charges extra for gin. On the other hand, both Bulleit and Breckenridge bourbons. On the other hand, they charge 2 bucks for non-alcoholic beverages? Booo. Thanks to reader Star M. for sending it in!
Spirits: Bacardi rum, Bulleit bourbon, Finlandia vodka, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Bombay Sapphire gin, Breckenridge bourbon, The Macallan 12 scotch. Note: The drink menu can also be found on the website here.
KLM, August 2014, International Business Class
I always find it interesting that KLM offers only one beer but three brands of bottled water. On the booze front, they offer: Camapri, Chivas Regal 12, Highland Park 12, Jim Beam bourbon, Bold genever, Bacardi rum, Absolut vodka, Bombay Sapphire gin, Courvoisier CSOP cognac, Drambuie, Cointreau, and Amarula liqueurs.
United Airlines, July 2014
Well it looks like United raised their drink prices since we last had a look. Spirits that were $7 are now $7.99, and gin, cognac, and Bailey's are now a whopping $8.99.
(March 2015 update: No changes to this menu.)
Delta Airlines, April 2014
Looks like I haven't updated Delta in too long! They offer: Avion tequila, Bacardi rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Bombay Sapphire gin, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier VSOP , Dewar's scotch, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel's, Skyy vodka, Woodford Reserve bourbon.
Also note that on Dela Shuttle routes (see fine print) there are more free beverages, and other complimentary selection only in the Economy Comfort sections.
Alaska Airlines, April 2014
Lots of local (to Seattle) liquor here: Sun Liquor Gin, Vodka, and Rum, Courvoisier Cognac, Crater Lake Espresso Vodka, Jack Daniel's Black Label Whiskey, Bailey's Irish Cream, Dewar's scotch, Crown Royal Canadia Whisky, Sauza Tequila.
Thanks to reader Kristie for sending.
Volaris, March 2014
Jose Cuervo Tradicional tequila, Jack Daniel's, Finlandia Vodka, Bacardi rum.
Air Canada, February 2014
Unlike in the last menu, on this one we can see pictures of the liquor brands: Tanqueray gin, Bacardi rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Smirnoff vodka, Canadian Club whisky, Johnnie Walker Black scotch.
Jet Blue, December 2013
Absolut vodka, Bacardi rum, Bombay Sapphire gin, Dewar's White Label scotch, Jack Daniel's whiskey. Surprisingly there are 6 beers offered - more than all the spirits!
Thanks to David M. for sending the pic.
Air Canada, October 2013
Between Canada and the US. Unfortunately they don't name their spirits brands.
Aer Lingus, September 2013
This is from a flight within Europe. You'll see that they charge for mixers seperately- and this is just the mini-mixer price. (It's 2 Euros for a can.) They also charge for water, and they charge more for it than they do for soda.
Spirits are Bailey's, Cork Dry Gin, Bacardi, Martell VSOP, Smirnoff, Jameson, Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniel's.
US Air, August 2013
Remaining spirits: Bacardi rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Canadian Club, Courvoisier, Dewar's, Finlandia, Jack Daniel's, Tanqueray.
United Airlines, August 2013 (Verified the same April 2014)
Tito's vodka, Bacardi rum, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jim Beam Black, Dewar's, Jack Daniel's, Canadian Club, Courvoisier, Bailey's.
Thanks to reader Warren for sending it in.
Hawaiian Airlines, March 2013
Spirits: Koloa Rum, Ocean Vodka, Dewar's Scotch, Jack Daniel's (mislabelled as bourbon and without the apostrophe), Bombay Sapphire Gin (misspelled!).
Lufthansa, January 2013
This is from a business class flight to Europe. Spirits are: Bacardi rum, Campari, Bombay Sapphire gin, Wodka Gorbatschow vodka, Jack Daniel's, Johnnie Walker Black, Cognac Lheraud VSOP, Scheibel Williams-Christ Birnen-Brand (anyone know what this is?), Fernet Branca, Bailey's, Graham's Late Bottled Vintage Port. And on flights to Mexico, 'tequila" though they don't mention a brand, oddly.
Click the image on the right to see the menu.
United, February 2013
Absolut, Bombay Sapphire, Bacardi, The Glenlivet, Dewar's, Crown Royal, Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam Black, Grand Marnier, Courvoisier VSOP, Disaronno, Bailey's, Kahlua.
US Air, October 2012
Thanks to reader Warren for sending it in!
US Air, June/July 2012
Thanks to Alcademics reader Mike R. who sent in this menu from US Air.
Alaska Airlines, July 2012
Sobieski Vodka, Kona Longboard Beer (Hawaii only), Corona (Mexico only).
Air France, Business Class, June 2012
Cognac, armagnac, calvados, oh my!
Jim Beam Black now on the menu, and Grand Marnier on international flights.
American Airlines, April 2012
Note the new sizes: 375 ml wine bottles on intercontinental flights.
Spirits are Absolut vodka, Bacardi rum, Bailey's irish Cream, Beefeater gin, Canadian Club, Courvoisier VSOP cognac, Dewar's scothc, Disaronno Amaretto, The Glenlivet scotch, Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey, Kahlua liqueur.
Southwest, April 2012
Drink special: Tanqueray gin and Seagram's tonic for $4. The rest of the drinks are $5, which is now lower than most other airlines.
Spirits: Dewar's scotch, Jack Daniel's, Wild Turkey, Tanqueray gin, Bacardi rum, Baileys Irish Cream, Finlandia vodka, Canadian Club whisky.
Volaris Airlines, November 2011
Short menu here - Cuervo Tradicional, Ron Matusalem, and Vodka Gotland(?). Thanks to Warren for sending the menu.
ANA Airlines, November 2011
All Nipon Airlines, aka ANA, is one of the few I've seen that put their drink (and food) menus online. Go to this page, select a seating class, a flight route, and the 'drinks' tab.
I had the pleasure of flying Business Class with ANA in November. Their drink menu offers aperitifs and cocktails of sherry, Campari, Kir, Kir Royal, a Martini, a Gin & Tonic, Bloody Mary, and Screwdriver. Their spirits are Chivas Regal, Jack Daniel's Black, Suntory Yamazaki Japanese whisky, Bombay Sapphire gin, Absolut vodka, and Camus VSOP cognac. They also offered three kinds of sake, two kinds of shochu, and one plum wine. Quite the selection.
Delta Airlines, September 2011
An update to Delta's airline drink menu: Looks like Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey is not only on the Featured Cocktails section but also the regular offering section.
Continental Airlines, September 2011
Looks exactly the same as United, which makes sense as they merged.
United Airlines, September 2011
You can get a margarita on board, unless you're going to Hawaii.
Delta Airlines, September 2011
I think the rest of the menu is the same, but the Featured Cocktail is now Skyy Vodka and Fresca. They still make Fresca?
(Thanks to Warren for sending the photo.)
KLM Airlines, August 2011
Spirits (Business Class menu): Campari, Chivas Regal 12 year scotch, Highland Park 12 year scotch, Jim Beam bourbon, Bols genever, Bacardi rum, Absolut Vodka, Bombay Sapphire gin, Remy Martin VSOP cognac, Drambuie, Cointreau, Amarula.
Delta Airlines, August 2011
Featured drink: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, with ginger ale, Sprite, or on the rocks.
Spirits: Bacardi rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Canadian Club Reserve whisky, Courvoisier VSOP cognac, Dewar's Scotch, Glenlivet single malt scotch, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Skyy vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Woodford Reserve bourbon.
United, May 2011
United, March 2011
Same as the most recent menu below.
US Air, February/March 2011
Notes: What's up with the lousy beer selection relative to all the new wine choices?
Cocktails: Pomegranate Martini, Mai Tai, Margarita.
Booze: Bacardi Silver Rum, Baileys Irish Cream, Canadian Club Whiksy, Courvoisier VSOP Cognac (transatlantic only), Finlandia Vodka, Glenlivet Scotch, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Sauza Gold Tequila, Tanqueray Gin
United, November/December 2010
Notes: The signature cocktail is really a Madras. This menu looks nearly identical, brand-wise to the September menus below, except they fixed the spelling of Disaronno.
Cocktails: Sunrise Sunset "cranberry apple juice, a splash of orange juice, a squeeze of lime and vodka".
Booze: Absolut vodka (international flights only), Bacardi rum, Canadian Clube Reserve Whisky, Chivas Regal Scotch (international flights only), Dewar's White Label Scotch (domestic flights only), Finlandia Vodka (domestic flights only), Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Jim Beam Black Bourbon Whiskey, Tanqueray gin, Bailey's Irish Cream, Courvoisier VSOP cognac, Disaronno Amaretto (international flights only), Kahlua.
US Air, October/November 2010
Notes: Virgin America is only other airline to offer tequila of the menus I've collected.
Cocktails: Pomegranate Martini, Mai Tai, Margarita, all made with Stirrings mixers.
Booze: Bacardi rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier VSOP (transatlantic flights only), Finlandia vodka, Glenlivet scotch, Jack Daniel's whiskey, Sauza Gold tequila, Tanqueray gin.
Southwest Airlines, October 2010
Cocktails: Jack Daniels and Coke Zero (Note: This seems to be the only thing that changed from the older menu below.)
Booze: Dewar's Scotch, Jack Daniel's, Wild Turkey, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Finlandia Vodka, Canadian Club Reserve.
Continental Airlines, October 2010 (SFO->Newark)
Cocktails: Mojito, Pomegranate Martini, Red Bull and Vodka (Just what we need- people drunk and zippy on the plane)
Booze: Corona Extra, Heineken, Miller Lite, JP Chenet (Sparkling), Red Tree Chardonnay (White), Sol Casal Tempranillo (Red), Bacardi Light Rum, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Canadian Club Reserve, Dewar's White Label Scotch, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Jim Beam Black Label, Salvador's Premixed Margaritas, Skyy Vodka, Bailey's Irish Cream, Courvoisier VSOP Cognac
Continental Airlines, October 2010 (Newark->Berlin)
Same as above but this lists spirits "available on select flights" as Crown Royal Whisky, The Glenlivet Scotch, Kirara-Komachi Junmai Dai Ginjo Sake, Kokushi Muso Sake, Disaronno Amaretto, Grand Marnier, Kahlua, Noval Late Bottled Vintage Port, Vista Alegre LBV Port 2003, Asahi, Gold Star, Tsing Tao
United Airlines, September 2010 (SFO -> DC)
Absolut Vodka (international flights only), Bacardi rum, Canadian Club Whisky, Chivas Regal Scotch (international flights only), Dewar's White Label Scotch (domestic), Finlandia Vodka (domestic), Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam, Tanqueray gin, Bailey's, Courvoisier VSOP, Di Saronna Amaretto (international), Kahlua
They not only doesn't list their beverage selection online or in their in-flight magazine that I could find, they charge for all alcoholic beverages even on international flights. So BOO to them. I believe the drinks cost $6 for wine, beer and spirits, $7 for bubbly.
Iberia (September 2010, within Spain)
Iberia does not list their drink selection online. In the air, no specific alcoholic beverages were listed. (This menu flier has a teaser though (PDF).)
Southwest, August 2010 (Thanks @sisterofwoe!)
Dewar's Scotch, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Finlandia Vodka, Canadian Club Reserve Whisky. Beer: Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Miller Light, Heineken, Corona
Delta, July 2010
Bacardi rum, Baileys Irish Cream, Canadian Club Reserve Whisky, Coursoisier VSOP Cognac, Dewar's Scotch, Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Skyy Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Woodford Reserve Bourbon
United Airlines, April 2010
Cocktails: Mai Tai
Bacardi Rum, Canadia Club Reserve Whiskey, Dewar's White Label Scotch, Finlandia Vodka, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Jim Beam Black Bourbon Whiskey, Tanqueray Gin, Bailey's Irish Cream, Courvoisier VSOP Cognac, Kahlua