Decent airlines generally have a little something special on board that is unique. Something special that sticks in the memory, or indeed, the tastebuds. On Cathay Pacific, it is their Cathay Delight.

This is a gorgeous taste sensation, coloured pale green to evoke the airline’s brand. It features on the business class menu and I will always have one or two when flying the Hong Kong based oneworld carrier.

How Do You Make A Cathay Delight?

I’m not one to sit an analyse the taste of things in great detail. It’s something I really should do, because it never occurred to me to find out what was in a Cathay Delight. All I know is that it is tasty.

During the last while, Cathay Pacific have been posting little videos on Instagram on how to make some of their popular drinks. For example, you can find out how to make a Cloud Nine if you want, or even a Pacific Sunrise.

While that is all well and good, I prefer the green goodness of the Cathay Delight. Who knew that the ingredients are milk, coconut milk, kiwi juice, mint leaves and a special bit of love at the end?

I have a feeling that even I wouldn’t screw that up if I tried to make it at home. Plus, I definitely know what the thing is supposed to taste like, having had a few in my time.

Overall Thoughts

Making one of these bad boys at home is cheaper than buying a business class ticket to get one, that’s for sure! Since there are limited options right now, doing it yourself is a great option.

I am not really one for mocktails, but I have to say many of the ones I have tried while flying are very tasty indeed. I imagine if I had too many, I’d get pretty fat.

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