Good Spirits is a drink tracker for iOS. Ever since learning about the correlation between drinking and various kinds of cancer, I've been meticulous about logging and tracking every drink I consume. Good Spirits makes this process easy: just set a weekly limit, check in your drinks, and the app will let you know when you're in the danger zone. For the craft beer drinkers, you can automatically pull new check-ins from Untappd. Free and soon-to-be open source!
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. [more inside]
In honor of Prohibition Repeal Day, The Toast ran a comic by me about how a typo nearly ruined a cocktail for over half a century.
I've been participating in the creation of a free iPhone app called BarNotes. If you're the type of person who likes creating and sharing fancy cocktails, if you enjoy documenting in detail all the great drinks handed to you by your favorite bartenders, or even if you just want to be a voyeur and salivate over recipes - this app would be for you.
Four years ago, I mentioned a website on MeFi projects called "Nonjatta", exploring the obscure world of Japanese whisky. That project grew a bit, and turned into a exploration of all sorts of nooks and crannies of Japanese alcohol culture, which I discovered was far more complicated than a few rice wines and whiskies. I am just publishing a book called "Drinking Japan" about that research and have started a new website to go with the book (including maps of bars, references and news updates). Mefi gave me my first surge of interest in the Nonjatta website (which has grown a bit) and I thought some people might be interested.