On Tuesday Delta Air Lines teased new on board snack and drink options. Goldfish crackers seem to be in the offing, and it looks like the beloved Biscoff cookies are back. Delta is is known for those, and even crowned a passenger ‘Biscoff Queen’.
Coming soon to a plane near you… can you guess the options shown here? 👀 pic.twitter.com/fAvW29tQZI
— Delta (@Delta) April 6, 2021
What struck me though is the introduction of Tip Top cocktails. It was odd these were blurred on twitter because the airline shared the news earlier that these small canned cocktails would become available on domestic and short international flights starting April 14.
The two featured below are a canned margarita and a canned old fashioned, which is what Delta will offer initially. Other offerings include negroni, manhattan, daiquiri and bee’s knees which I’m not familiar with.
These will be available in first class and don’t appear as though they will permanently replace spirits, but will be additive. (Delta hasn’t been serving liquor up front domestically during the pandemic.)
Those looking for an adult beverage may be inclined to try a premium, pre-prepared and canned old-fashioned or margarita from Atlanta-based Tip Top Proper Cocktails. The Tip Top margarita, which will make its world debut on Delta flights, packs a punch with flavors of juicy salted lime, vegetal tequila notes and fresh orange rind; the classic old-fashioned delivers vanilla, sweet citrus, caramel and spice.
United Airlines sells the pre-mixed Knob Creek Old Fashioned by On The Rocks Cocktails ($12) but I think what’s striking here is the can.
The packaging feels low-end, and is reminiscent of when Spirit Airlines used to sell wine in a can.
Indeed the company supplying them calls themselves Tip Top and if you have to claim quality in your brand name I suspect you’re trying too hard.