Airline reviews Emirates Inflight drink

Emirates inflight drinks and bar

Emirates' may be an Arabic airline but you won't get your arm cut off if you ask for a drink on board. Indeed, the drink selection is better than many American airlines.

Wine, beer and spirits, are free. In economy Sparkling Wine is 20Dhs. All wine in economy comes in minature 185ml bottles, and all beer is opened for you at your seat. There is a full drinks menu on page one of the inflight menu handed out in all classes.

Emirates Airlines Cocktails

Even in economy, Emirates serve a very good cocktail selection. There is a choice of Vermouth (sweet or dry), Martini (DRy only), Sours (Whisky, Gin, Brandy or Gin Fizz), Highballs (Gin & Rum) and a Sparkling Wine Cocktail.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary Emirates Bloody Mary is justly famous in Economy, for the care and attention the crew lavish over this, one of the most sought after drinks on board. When you order one, even as part of the normal drinks run before dinner, a member of the crew is sent to the galley for you, and comes back with a trolley of all the ingredients.

On your tray table (even in economy) they will lay out the vodka, the Tabasco, salt and pepper, and the Lea & Perrins, so you can mix it how you like. I love this. It's one of my favourites on the plane.

Red Wine

Cabernet-Merlot Vin De Pays D'Oc

Cabernet-Merlot Vin Ded Pays D'Oc Delicions

A lovely French red with a lot of body and some spirit.


Merlot St'Martin Vin De Pays D'Oc

Merlot St'Martin Vin Ded Pays D'Oc Anonymous

An otherwise anonymous French red.


White Wine

Chardonnay - Californian Wente

Chardonnay - Californian Wente Unusual

An unusual choice for an inflight Chardonnay, the Wente from Livermore in California is an Emirates special, and comes from the family run vineyard that was planted (as the label is proud to tell you) way back in 1936.

It's pretty good, with more body than normal.


Emirates Inflight Beer


A mild bite

Emirates also serve Heiniken beer. Maringally better than the Carlsberg, it's still a tame beer with little to recomend it.

3.8% Carlsberg


Very tame

Emirates will happily serve you a Carlsberg. It's the usual dull stuff you get on the ground.