Let Your Smartphone Be Your Bartender

by Tracy Lewis on December 10, 2013
App Name: Cocktail Flow - Drink Recipes
Operating System: iOS, Android
App Cost: $0.00 (as of 12/10/13)

Why This is Wirefly BUZZworthy

Holiday parties are in full effect with the biggest one, New Year's Eve, right around the corner. The Cocktail Flow app can help make your party a success. The app allows you to select what spirits, liqueurs, and mixers you have on hand and will show you the drink possibilities using only what you have available. Once you select the cocktail you want to make, the screen will display the ingredients, measurements, and how to prepare it. You also have the option to search for recipes similar to the original one. If someone at the party requests something you are unfamiliar with, you can type it into the search bar. Sometimes you don't know the exact name of the drink, but you know what is in it, that's ok. Cocktail flow also has the recipes organized by base ingredient, type, and even color. I am thinking I see a red Strawberry Martini in my future to get me in the holiday spirit. 

For an additional $.99 you can download one of the available themed packages such as New Year's Eve Cocktails. Each package includes at least a dozen drink suggestions and their recipes.

Pros

  • Gives you recipes using ingredients you have on hand
  • Lets you search for recipes in multiple ways
  • Supplies a picture of the drink

Cons

  • Would be nice if you could ADD things to your cabinet that are not in the options
  • This app is available for Windows and Blackberry, but it is not free.  

Final Verdict

Make sure you download this app before your holiday gathering and create a list of favorite cocktails that match the theme of your party.