In the news today, Continental Airlines has issued a press release stating that it now offers "specialty cocktails." Of course they're pre-mixed out of a bottle -- even a martini snob such as I do not expect flight attendants to be sharply rapping ice in a shaker, and I might even forgive them for calling one of them a "Pomegranate Martini" if they give me enough of them (for the record, a martini is gin and vermouth, shot of orange bitters, and olives -- period).
But the one that raised my eyebrows was the introduction of Red Bull. They'll sell you the straight stuff for $3.00, but if you want to pull another six bucks out of your wallet, they'll throw in some ice and a shot of Skyy vodka.
Pardon me? Correct me if I'm wrong -- I don't like the stuff, so I don't have a can on hand to read the label -- but doesn't Red Bull and its "energy drink" cousins warn against mixing it with alcohol? I know there's enough in the news about the effects ... and now, the airlines are actually selling it that way? What, exactly, am I missing here?