Mix this delicious drink with or without alcohol.

By Tanner Saunders
May 14, 2020
Cathay Delight cocktail held by woman
Credit: Cathay Pacific

The 16-hour flight from New York to Hong Kong isn’t easy, but Cathay Pacific certainly knows how to make it comfortable. In fact, last year, I took the long-haul flight from JFK to Hong Kong International Airport twice. And both times — once in business and once in premium economy — I felt like royalty.

Now, Cathay Pacific wants you to feel as special as I did by bringing a little piece of their in-flight experience to you on the ground at home. The airline recently shared the recipe for its signature drink, the Cathay Delight, so you can whip it up in your own kitchen. Made with a mix of milk, coconut milk, kiwi juice, and mint leaves, the result is refreshing, tasty, and guaranteed to transport you into the skies over Hong Kong.

Even better, the Cathay Delight can be served as a mocktail or paired with the alcohol of your choice. Spice it up a little with El Tesoro Blanco tequila or, if you want to stick with the flying theme, add a splash of Aviation American Gin.

As we currently stay home to stop the spread of coronavirus, a vacation might only be part of a recurring daydream. But with this delicious drink by your side, that daydream just got a little better.

How to Make Cathay Pacific’s Cathay Delight


  • ½ cup (135 ml.) whole milk
  • 1 ⅓ tablespoons (20 ml.) coconut milk
  • 1 cup (240 ml.) kiwi juice
  • Mint leaves
  • Optional: alcohol of choice


  1. Pour all ingredients together in a blender; keep some mint sprigs aside.
  2. Add in ice.
  3. Blend until combined and frothy.
  4. Pour into your favorite glass.
  5. Garnish with mint sprigs.
  6. Enjoy!