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Old Nov 9, 08, 6:01 am
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No More Ginger Ale/Tomato Juice

On DL from IAH/ATL/BOS in F on 11/7, and found out about the latest feature of in cabin service; no Ginger Ale/Tomato Juice effective 11/5! Were these two items not that popular, or did DL need more storage space for the higher priced 'signature cocktails"?
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Old Nov 9, 08, 7:43 am
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There were quite a few other drinks that are no longer being offered.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=882772

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=883062
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Old Nov 9, 08, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by cs57 View Post
On DL from IAH/ATL/BOS in F on 11/7, and found out about the latest feature of in cabin service; no Ginger Ale/Tomato Juice effective 11/5! Were these two items not that popular, or did DL need more storage space for the higher priced 'signature cocktails"?
Does anyone here actually drink those "signature cocktails"?

Tried a mojito once... tasted like they had used the whole mint plant... including the roots and the mud.
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Old Nov 9, 08, 9:46 am
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I tried the "dirty" martini once.......and once was enough....more than enough....(ick).

I had a mojito awhile back, it was actually pretty good. I kind of would like to try the Manhatten.

But, according to the FA who made both the mojito, and a different FA who made the martini, the "signature" cocktails are concentrate they cut with a mixer (usually water). This is why they can have such an unusual taste.

Why no tomato juice? Is the Bloody Mary just not popular any more?
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Old Nov 9, 08, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by Davescj View Post
I tried the "dirty" martini once.......and once was enough....more than enough....(ick).

I had a mojito awhile back, it was actually pretty good. I kind of would like to try the Manhatten.

But, according to the FA who made both the mojito, and a different FA who made the martini, the "signature" cocktails are concentrate they cut with a mixer (usually water). This is why they can have such an unusual taste.

Why no tomato juice? Is the Bloody Mary just not popular any more?
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Outrageous. The Bloody Mary is a tradition with me. I hope they are just stocking Bloddy Mary mix and not eliminating the Bloody Mary altogether...that would really srew up my routine.
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Originally Posted by Davescj View Post

Why no tomato juice? Is the Bloody Mary just not popular any more?
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Bloody Mary's are made with Mr.&Mrs T's Bloody Mary mix...and not with tomato juice (thank God). The regular tomato juice was pretty nasty I thought.
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Old Nov 9, 08, 10:31 am
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As a drinker of Ginger Ale this is for me. I even tried to buy some airside last week. I couldn't find a store in TPA or ATL that carried it.
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Old Nov 9, 08, 11:38 am
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I read on another forum that sprite and a splash of coke created a substitute for ginger ale. Maybe the placebo effect with the ginger color, but whatever gets you through the night. Tried it with a shot of Woodford Reserve, seems to do the trick.
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Originally Posted by StayingHomeIsBetter View Post
Does anyone here actually drink those "signature cocktails"?
I get the Margarita all the time. I don't always feel in the mood for the beers they offer on board and I'm not a wine or straight up liquor drinker.
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Old Nov 9, 08, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by Davescj View Post
<SNIP> But, according to the FA who made both the mojito, and a different FA who made the martini, the "signature" cocktails are concentrate they cut with a mixer (usually water).
That doesn’t sound very good...
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Old Nov 9, 08, 11:53 am
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I was on a Nov. 4 flight and they did not have tomato juice. The remaining juices they serve have so much sugar. Considering the lack of food in first class, and tomato juice and peanuts were often the only nutritious items on the plane.

Have you seen the V-8 commercial where someone orders or is eating junk food, and the cashier or baby smacks the junk food junkie in the head? Well every time I see that commercial I will think of DL's management getting a smack on the forehead.

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Old Nov 9, 08, 11:57 am
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Tomato juice = Bloody Mary mix
Apple juice = Cranapple juice
Ginger Ale = Take your pick...Sprite/Fresca
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Old Nov 9, 08, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by OHDL1 View Post
Tomato juice = Bloody Mary mix
Apple juice = Cranapple juice
Ginger Ale = Take your pick...Sprite/Fresca
I find the Bloody Mary Mix way too spicy for me! I will miss the tomato juice.
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Old Nov 9, 08, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by LK1 View Post
I read on another forum that sprite and a splash of coke created a substitute for ginger ale. Maybe the placebo effect with the ginger color, but whatever gets you through the night. Tried it with a shot of Woodford Reserve, seems to do the trick.
We used to do this at a bar/restaurant I worked at in college. It works 9.5/10 times. Especially when mixing it with something. Ginger ale doesn't have real ginger any more anyway it's all artificial. Most people would not like the real stuff any more.
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Old Nov 9, 08, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by OHDL1 View Post
Tomato juice = Bloody Mary mix
Apple juice = Cranapple juice
Ginger Ale = Take your pick...Sprite/Fresca
None of those are equal.
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