Traveling on planes can quickly become stressful, no matter you try to do to avoid it. Sometimes, situations arise that are just not in your control, including time delays, rude people, and terrible food choices. Therefore, it makes sense that you might want to ease the stress with a cocktail once you’ve finally made it onto the plane.
Once you get settled into your seat, you might be tempted to get a nice drink to help you unwind after going through security, checking in, and waiting at the gate.
Next comes the question of what you should get. Should you get a red wine, beer, or a true cocktail? We would suggest ordering a Bloody Mary, since it has been found to actually taste better while you’re 30,000 feet in the air.
A 2016 Cornell University study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance found that tomato juice, which is the main component of a Bloody Mary, tastes better high up in the air.
This is because of the noise level on the plane, which actually changes humans’ perception of taste. Weird, right?