Gentlemen, don your fedoras and your double-breasted suits. Ladies, it’s time to channel classic Chanel or Greta Garbo or Joan Crawford. Because today we are stepping back into the glamour days of the 1930’s. More specifically Cuba in the 1930’s so you might also want to put your mambo shoes on….because by the end of this post and after a few Airmails – you might be doing your own little dance of joy. I certainly was.
I have added to the glamour by using a glass pilfered from her Maj herself! Or bought at the Buckingham Palace gift shop…you can decide which of those
a) makes a better story
b) is actually the truth
and believe accordingly.
But first…let’s take some rum, of course, we’re in Cuba after all. Then add a little honey for sweetness, lime for a sour note and to add that touch of glamour…what else but some bubbles….and voila…you have an Airmail. The Airmail was created in Cuba to celebrate the height of technological sophistication (and social correctness) that was airmail. You know, we may snigger these days but no one’s celebrating What’s App or FB Messenger with a cocktail. Are they? (Quickly googles…to ensure veracity of last statement). No they are not! Nor is anyone touting their social correctness either.
But let’s set the scene..this is Cuba…around the time of the birth of the Airmail and a few more happy snaps of the objêt itself.
For your own fun time, here’s the recipe!
And for a semi related link, here is some brilliant dancing, much of it from the era of the Airmail, mixed to Bruno Mars. This is my favourite youtube at the moment – I must have watched it about 100 times…and that’s just this week. We do this song in my dance class and I only wish we were busting some of the moves featured here…
Why not pour yourself an Airmail and watch. Hell, have two and join in!
Finally – if you love the thought of the rum, honey and lime but hate sparkling wine?
Leave it out.
Instead of an Airmail you now have a Honeysuckle.
I hope you all enjoyed this post. Ha…you didn’t honestly think I was going to let that golden opportunity for a pun pass with out comment did you?. I just hope it got your stamp of approval. I thought it was first class but if you feel that failed to address the issue, or that my delivery lacked some punch feel free to express your opinion in the comments below. Dont be a-freight….
Aaaaaaand, I’m done.
Consider this post signed, sealed and delivered.
Have a wonderful week!