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 Sign of the Cocktail Times

We’ve watched on in amazement as the cocktail cognoscenti has gotten ever more baroque. To be honest, we’ve felt something akin to awe. Things have become increasingly esoteric (ingredients so rare you have make them yourself) and techniques borrowed from the labratory. Oh there’s a mad scientist in all of us, but there was that […]

The Aviation Some Quick Comments

When it comes to the Aviation, we don’t sit on the fence. It’s one of our all time favorite drinks. Truth be told, we hope with all our hearts that when we get round to writing about (because it will feature here) we will do it justice.

Turns out the little mystery of the name […]

What Cocktail? Why an iPhone app

Perhaps a bit of an explanation is in order as to what the iPhone fuss is about.

You see, here at Understanding Cocktails we believe that the dizzying array of drinking choices out there hasn’t served the great many of any favors. It’s taken us years of hard drinking research (and a few scholarly book […]

What Cocktail? The iPhone App

Understanding Cocktails, in conjunction with Flightless, are delighted to announce that development is underway for the much talked about iPhone app. The expected launch date is mid to late October depending on how the photo shoot goes. For those playing along at home, here’s what’s been done so far:

Drinks chosen, weighted, and described Sample […]