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Delta will offer in-flight Espresso Martinis in 2023

Frequent flyers who get it, get it. And Delta Air Lines understands.

The Atlanta-based airline has launched an updated food and beverage program for 2023, and Delta’s inflight dining will look a lot more like a hip restaurant in the sky.

On the menu: plant-based cheesesteak, dishes inspired by the seasons (think Gramercy Tavernsignature kielbasa with mashed fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts and Dijon mustard, served with a salad of marinated yellow beets with walnut pesto and ricotta), a signature Delta One dessert, plus a full bar serving premium rosé and espresso martinis. Because what better way to fight jet lag than with a cold, caffeinated cocktail?

“Your meal or drink on board should be no different than your restaurant at home, and that’s why we’re constantly reinventing our onboard service at Delta. We always want to surprise and delight our guests with seasonal menu options. and fresh,” Kristen Manion Taylor, senior vice president of inflight service at Delta, said in a press release. “From delicious plates of Spanish tapas to refreshing rosé, there’s something new for everyone.”

DeltaThe spread of Delta’s new in-flight menu
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Delta’s new in-flight menus will offer a range of vegetarian options in partnership with Impossible Foods, plus partnerships with James Beard Award-winning chefs and elevated wine offerings with Imagery Estate Winery, led by award-winning winemaker Jamie Benziger.

For a sweet finale, the dessert cart will be available exclusively on Delta One international flights. The cart pushed down the aisle will offer treats like opera cake with chocolate ganache; a plate of fruit and cheese with Cowgirl Creamery wagon wheel, Midnight Moon gouda and grapes; and a vanilla ice cream sundae with a choice of toppings like whipped cream, cookie crumble, fruit compote and chocolate chips.

Starting in March, the espresso martini and an Old Fashioned will come from Tip Top, a canned craft cocktail company, on select domestic and international flights.

Fancy an in-flight espresso martini earlier? Hack the recipe on any airline. Although it’s illegal to open and consume your own alcohol on the plane, bringing your own espresso (or a packet of instant espresso) is perfectly acceptable. Order a bottle of vodka, plus a cup of ice, mix with a packet of sugar and strain, if desired, into an empty cup. Cheers!