The Bombardier is a drink inspired by the early days of military aviation, when the British airforce was still part of the Royal Navy. Pilots and their crew were issued a daily tot of rum, just like the sailors were. To stave off the cold on long sorties over No Man’s Land in their stick and fabric airplanes, they would bring a thermos of tea with them, often fortified with their issue of rum.


  • ¾ cup scalding hot black tea
  • a splash of dark rum
  • a splash of Irish cream

Combine liquids and do your duty, for Queen and Country!

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