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Very weak alcohol drink

Edckarate
New Arrival

I flew last night from BWI to RSW on flight 5035.  I used a drink coupon to receive a rum and Coke Zero.  What I received was a very weak drink.  Are Southwest flight attendants now routinely watering down the drinks?

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Re: Very weak alcohol drink

elijahbrantley
Active Member

All of SW's alcohol is packaged in single-serve portions, and given that the plastic cups are only so big, the drinks should be pretty consistent, with variations for ice.  I have not experienced anything being watered down on any flight.  If you prefer your drinks stronger, it might be worth mentioning that to the flight attendant when you order. You could also request to be able to mix it yourself.

 

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Re: Very weak alcohol drink

TheMiddleSeat
Rising Star

The idea that flight crews are purposefully watering down drinks is hilarious. Crews place ice in a large number of cups then add drinks to them. It's not uncommon for some ice to melt during this process as the ics is not stored in a freezer on board and has already been melting before going into the cups. Additionally, the drinks can sit for some time while the crew distributes them. It's not like you're sitting at the bar and the bartender hands you the drink as soon as it's made. Yes, the drinks can sometimes be watered down, but it's not being done on purpose. In fact, many of the strongest drinks I recall ever having have been on Southwest flights.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Very weak alcohol drink

DancingDavidE
Rising Star

@Edckarate wrote:

I flew last night from BWI to RSW on flight 5035.  I used a drink coupon to receive a rum and Coke Zero.  What I received was a very weak drink.  Are Southwest flight attendants now routinely watering down the drinks?


You can request the rum to be served neat and take the Coke Zero and ice on the side if you want to mix it yourself. 

 

Unless there was some exceptional circumstance I think it would be highly unlikely that you didn't receive the full portion of rum in your beverage. But the ratio could change with the ice, etc. 

 

 

Home airport MDW, frequent visitor to MCO to see the mouse.

Re: Very weak alcohol drink

bgubs14
Active Member

Yeah I have had a variety of experiences with the amount of alcohol I get, more so with the rum. It might have to do with the amount they had per drink or just who is pouring. I have also heard from flight attendants that if someone has had many drinks and asks for another one it will be watered down!