I love the imagery a name like “Air Mail” conjures up. A message needs to be sent, a small plane hops across the Atlantic, a hand cradled in an evening glove hurriedly rips the envelope open. The truth is, this cocktail sends its message very efficiently, the rum sneaks up on you, hidden amongst the champagne bubbles.
2 ounces aged rum
1 ounce lime juice
2 teaspoons honey
5 ounces sparkling wine
In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, lime, and honey. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Pour into a champagne glass, top with sparkling wine.