Delta revamps its drink menu with 7 new alcohol choices
Flying with Delta Air Lines this fall? Well, you'll have many more drink options to enjoy onboard.
Starting in October, the Atlanta-based carrier will revamp its drink menu, with a curated selection of picks from locally-owned, diverse distilleries.
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You'll find the full list and details of the seven new onboard beverage options below, but the move is the latest from Delta as it works to restore its inflight service to pre-pandemic levels.
In early April, the carrier (finally) introduced a new service concept, after heavily modifying its food and beverage selection throughout the first year of the pandemic. The spring and summer offerings included new snack boxes for most domestic flights, hot food for premium transcon routes and the introduction of new 7.5-ounce mini-cans of Coca-Cola sodas along with canned, ready-to-drink cocktails from Tip Top Proper.
Still, many Delta loyalists have expressed frustration that the airline's Big 3 competitors, American Airlines and United, have offered a more robust inflight service throughout the pandemic, and especially over the last few months. In fact, United has brought back hot meals in first class and restored its full buy-on-board menu for those in the back.
Now, Delta flyers will likely welcome the carrier's effort to diversify its drink offerings. All of the below products will be available in the first-class cabin for free, and available in coach for purchase. While there’s no word yet on an expanded food menu, hopefully, that’s coming next.
Interestingly, Delta's move to expand its liquor offerings comes at a time when two of its competitors have decided to temporarily suspend alcohol sales in the economy cabin. Both American Airlines and Southwest have banned alcohol into 2022, citing the recent uptick in industry-wide incidents of inflight passenger disruptions.
Delta's new inflight drink menu
Du Nord Foundation Vodka
This is Delta's new choice for vodka. Du Nord is the first Black-owned distillery in the U.S., and part of the company’s mission is to diversify the craft alcohol community.
Starting in October, you'll find Du Nord’s Foundation Vodka for sale on all domestic flights for $10. Next year, the airline will add more Du Nord products and launch the spirits internationally.
Breckenridge Brewery Cookie Porter Beer
Breckenridge Brewery — which you'll also find on United flights — is partnering with Delta for its newest beer that's a twist on its Vanilla Porter with inspiration from shortbread cookies.
You'll find this beer available for sale on all domestic flights for $8 from October through the end of the year.
Une Femme 'The Callie' California Sparkling Rosé
Une Femme produces 100% women-made champagne and sparkling wine, and donates a portion of every bottle to a charitable organization for improving the lives of women.
You'll find the sparking rose available on domestic flights — except those departing Atlanta — throughout October for $10, with more Une Femme products coming onboard next year.
Tip Top Proper Cocktails Negroni
Building on Delta's successful launch of Tip Top Proper Cocktails in April, the airline will debut the company's negroni on most domestic flights departing Atlanta throughout October for $13.
Terrapin Beer Company Hopsecutioner IPA
This beer will be available for sale on most domestic flights departing Atlanta throughout the month of October for $10.
Vizzy Hard Seltzer Pineapple Mango
Delta is joining United in offering a hard seltzer onboard. (United partners with White Claw; Delta with Vizzy.) You'll find the company's pineapple mango variety available for sale on all domestic flights for $8.
WhistlePig Orange Fashioned Cocktail Kit: PiggyBack Rye Whiskey with Orange Fashioned Maple Cocktail Syrup
Delta's premium flyers will soon be able to enjoy an old fashioned inflight with WhistlePig's cocktail kit. It'll be available on a complimentary basis in the airline's Delta One cabin on domestic premium transcon and international routes from October through the end of the year.