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The Emirates cocktail kitchen

Learn to mix, shake or stir up a cocktail like a pro with these video guides. Every cocktail recipe uses a premium spirit from our onboard collection. Next time you fly with us, join us in the A380 Onboard Lounge to watch our cabin crew mix up a cocktail from our list, or have a cocktail delivered to your seat. You can try out some of these party favorites with your friends when you get home.


Bacardi rum muddled with fresh lime, mint and sugar, topped with a splash of soda.

A summer favorite and a refreshing pick-me-up. This Cuban invention is made with a quality white rum, but there are many variations – some people like to add a splash of Angostura bitters or prefer the stronger flavor of a dark rum.

Champagne Cocktail

Champagne with sugar, Angostura bitters, Hennessy XO cognac, garnished with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Give your journey extra sparkle with our version of the indulgent Champagne Cocktail. We use outstanding Hennessy aged cognac and premium champagne.
  • Breakfast Martini

    Sipsmith London Dry Gin infused with orange marmalade, a touch of fresh lime, Cointreau and freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Espresso Martini

    Belvedere Vodka boosted by Tia Maria and a shot of espresso coffee.
  • Classic Martini

    Sipsmith London Dry Gin with a hint of Martini Extra Dry, garnished with an olive.

Bloody Mary

Belvedere vodka spiced up with Big Tom tomato juice.

A long-time favorite, this cocktail was invented in New York in the 1920s. Traditionally made with tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce to taste. We use Big Tom, but you can ask us to use regular tomato juice and spice it to your taste.


Belvedere vodka paired with Cointreau, a splash of fresh lime and laced with cranberry juice.

A refreshing sweet drink with disputed origins. However, bartender Neal Murray claims it, saying that in 1975 he added a splash of cranberry to a Kamikaze cocktail. The first taster declared, “How Cosmopolitan!” thereby creating the name.
  • Old Fashioned

    Woodford Reserve Bourbon with a splash of Angostura bitters, a touch of sugar, a slice of fresh orange and a maraschino cherry.
  • Manhattan

    A laidback blend of Woodford Reserve bourbon, Angostura bitters and vermouth.

Kir Royale

Champagne with Crème de Cassis, giving dry, fruity flavored bubbles.

Sweeten your bubbles with a measure of Crème de Cassis blackcurrant liqueur. The Kir is named after a French priest in Burgundy who served the combination for a special reception and the drink took off.


Sipsmith London Dry Gin mixed with Martini Rosso and Campari Bitter.

A cocktail that stirs together dry, sweet and bitter tastes in one delicious blend. The Negroni is said to be invented in Florence, Italy and named after Count Camillo Negroni, who asked the bartender for an Americano cocktail but with gin, not soda.
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