What’s this all about?

Understanding Cocktails is for those of you who want to know a little bit more about what's going into that $15 drink you ordered last night. Perhaps you'd like to know what all the fussing behind the bar is about or maybe you'd like to be able to say something other than; "it's nice" when someone makes you a drink. Still not sure? Check the about section out for more details.

A cocktail list in your pocket?

There are much better sources for cocktail recipes than this site. In many ways the whole point of the site is to get away from “drinks for drink makers” and into the “what’s so great about one of these” mindset. It’s cocktail appreciation if you will. So there’s never been much interest in the catalog of a thousands of drinks.

However, if you are looking for a list of drinks though, you could do worse than this nifty iPhone app. The tip off came from folks at The Spirit World who gave it a bit of a review. If you are an iPhone toter and you are worried about communicating with your bartender, then this could save you some rather embarrasing moments:

“Hey, how’s it going? Could you make me an Aviation?”

“A what? Sorry can’t hear you. Is that cocktail?”

“It’s gin, lemon, and mara…it is pretty noisy in here, maybe this would help.” [iPhone is presented with easy to read recipe showing.]

“Sweet! That a pretty cool phone. One Aviation coming up.”

In any event, I bought it for $4.99 and it seems like an excellent way of quickly looking up the proportions. The aesthetics are very pleasing and developer has done really well. The price is well worth it for the curation of the drinks. For entirely selfish reasons, an neat extension to the functionality would be the ability to share “collections” of drinks with your friends. The alert reader should be able to guess where this is going.

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