Mixing cocktails while using an iPhone is usually a recipe for disaster, unless you happen to be using a cocktail recipe app of course. We've compiled a list of some of the best free (yes, that's right free!) cocktail iPhone apps currently available so you'll be whizzing up martini's faster as fast as you can shake your cocktail shaker. Ideal for any party host or budding bartender, you'll be able find out exactly what the base ingredient is in a Fuzzy Navel and what on earth a Scarlet Pimpernal involves.
Not just limited to every flavour of vodka, the Drinkspiration app by Abolut also has recipes for gin, rum brandy, whisky and tequila, and non-alcoholic cocktails. With a sleek design and vivid imagery, this app lets you post to Facebook and Twitter and helps you select cocktails by time of day, location or even background noise!
The comprehensive web-based cocktail resource now has it's own brilliant app. Simple to use, simple to make, this app helps you create the perfect cocktail, right down to the right glass to use. With over 400 recipes, it's ideal for cocktail parties and even allows you to send recipes to friends! A favourite feature of ours is the ability to shake the phone to pick a random cocktail.
This colourful app does exactly what it says on the tin; there's over 8,500 drink and cocktail recipes you can browse, we don't recommend trying them all in one night however! Fast and simple recipes make this app useful for those who know what they want to make, offering several variations for most recipes.
The Drink & Cocktail Pro Lite app combines functionality and inspiration well. You can search by ingredient, which is perfect if you've got a bottle of cherry brandy that's been sitting in the back of the cupboard for years or if you're feeling adventurous you can select a random recipe! This handy app also features a converter, ideal when referencing US and EU recipes.
Mainly aimed at the American market, thebar.com from mega drinks corp Diageo is still a useful resource. With hundreds of recipes you may find yourself stuck for choice, however, you have the option of browsing drinks by event, such as poker nights, themed nights, BBQs, baby showers...and book club nights. Either way, it's the perfect excuse to throw a party!
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