Bartender.live Cocktail App
February 13, 2018 10:14 AM   Subscribe

Bartender.live Cocktail App
I had been looking for an app to help me figure out what cocktails I could make with what I have in my home bar, but just didn't really like any of the ones out there. So I bit the bullet and finally taught myself Swift and created this app.

Around Thanksgiving of 2017 Jason Kottke tweeted a photo of a drink that looked delicious. I replied to his tweet and asked about it, and he directed me to an iOS app that cost ~$6.

I got the app and hated it. The fonts were way too small for me to read, the formatting of the whole thing bothered me, and there was no good way to really search. I thought to myself, "I can make a better app than this!"

So I did. At least I think so.
Role: solo project
posted by GatorDavid (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Can users add their own drink recipes and custom ingredients?
posted by exogenous at 5:12 AM on February 14


@exogenous: That feature is in development, yes. It's trickier than it sounds, but should be available soon-ish.
posted by GatorDavid at 7:31 AM on February 14


This is super! "What can I make with what's already here", especially when I don't have fresh citrus on hand, is such a quandary sometimes. But this adds more options and it's super easy to use and, yes, typographically legible. Nice job! There's going to be a Yellow Jacket in my future.

A couple of extremely minor items:
I think Dry Vermouth should be filed under "Vermouth, Dry" adjacent to "Vermouth, Sweet" rather than with the D's and S's, though.
The Gin listings are similarly spread out in a way that makes it kinda hard to stand at (or envision) one's bar and tick off all the gin varieties.
posted by janell at 3:43 PM on February 26 [1 favorite]


This is awesome! I've been wanting this exact app for ages.
posted by mosessis at 7:50 PM on March 3 [1 favorite]


I too this like all the previous cocktail apps on the market, so this is exciting. Alas, I use android.
posted by tofu_crouton at 12:50 PM on March 13


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