1 12 oz Añejo rum
34 oz Lime juice
1 oz Honey syrup (1 part honey to 1 part water)
3 oz Champagne (to top)
Shake, strain, top with Champagne
The previous version of this called for prosecco instead of Champagne and had an angostura and mint leaf garnish.
From other users
  • 3/4 oz of honey syrup is enough. Like better without the prosecco — ☆☆☆☆
  • For Norm's Saugus — ☆☆☆☆
  • Without champagne, called a Honeysuckle
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Made with El Dorado 12 year

Made with El Dorado 12 year rum, this is one of my favorite drinks of all time. I made this at my brother-in-law's wedding reception, and it was a huge hit.

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Banks 5 Island and black sage

Banks 5 Island and black sage honey make for a flavorful and summery drink. Can also be made with lemon. An Airmail without the sparkling wine is called a Honeysuckle (also a good drink).

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If you replace the honey

If you replace the honey syrup with domaine de canton it's called a China Post; if you replace it w/ st germain it's a Poste Aérienne. Both are fun variations

PDT cocktail book attributes

PDT cocktail book attributes this to W.C. Whitfield (Here’s How, 1941). Other sources say first appears in Esquire’s 1949 Handbook for Hosts. Anyone know which is correct? Either way, it clearly predates posted attribution.