Pan Am were once the world’s premier airline. Frank Abagnale Jr, the con-man inspiration behind the 2002 movie ‘Catch Me If You Can’ referred to the company as the “Ritz-Carlton of airlines” and he would most likely know something about that, as he claimed to have cruised along in the cockpit’s jump seat, masquerading as a pilot on numerous occasions.
Whether Abagnale truly took to the sky as the pilot’s guest is a little murky but the glamour of the airline’s heyday has certainly never been in doubt.
One thing we do know for sure is that one Mr Barney Toy, created this Bacardi Legacy award winning cocktail in memory of the first flight’s the airline took from Florida to Havana, Cuba during prohibition.
40ml Bacardi white rum
- 30ml fresh lemon juice
- 15ml orgeat (contains nuts)
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into a martini glass
Garnish with rose bud