We enjoy a cocktail every now and then. Some nights we might even have two. Finding recipes for cocktails isn’t exactly difficult, at our last count there was about fifty squizzilion websites and about the same number of apps available to download. But we thought they were all a little bit ugly, and a bit ‘samey’.
So we had the idea to make a cocktail app that instead of giving you confusing numbers and measures, Fl OZ, MmLs, splishes, splashes and dashes we’d make one that used ratios – nice and simple – very friendly for visual folks like us.
We also decided that generally speaking, the cocktails you choose are dictated by the base spirits you have to hand, for example “I have a bottle of vodka in the freezer”, instead of “I have 75mls of Maraschino liqueur, half a bottle of Gomme syrup and three egg white”. So the user journey starts with the base booze, then you pick a glass, be it martini, highball, lowball or hurricane, and finally you’re given a list of cocktails based on those criteria.
Tapping on a recipe brings up the ratios of the different ingredients, tap again and you’ll see ingredients labelled, once more and you’ll see the instructions. Simple.