19th December 2007

Bartender Application

It’s been a while since I have actually given you guys an update about how the site is coming along, so here it is… We just recently finished putting together our preliminary bartender application!

That’s right, over the past year we have been doing more than just entertaining you with our little blog.  Behind the scenes we’ve been building the ultimate bartending site, and at the center of it is this bartending application of ours.  We’ve compiled a list of ALL the traditional and non-traditional ingredients that are found in cocktails, alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike from Tabasco Sauce to Grenadine, Kool-Aid To Vodka.  Next we compiled a list of recipe’s of about 350 or so, covering all the basics with a couple of “fun” drinks thrown in for good measure.  This will be our initial database of cocktails which, with your help, will continue to grow!

Now comes the cool part, our Bartender Application.  Our talented web developer, Lorenzo, built this using flash technology.  Here’s how it works:

  1. You have a choice of the following ingredients:
    • Alcoholic
    • Non-Alcoholic (i.e. Juices, etc…)
    • Extras (i.e. Lemon, Lime, Orange, etc…)
    • Mixers (i.e. Sweet & Sour Mix, Daiquairi Mix)
  2. Pick those items which you have on hand.
  3. Click “Serve it up”

After you run the application a page will open up in the background with a populated list of every drink you can make with the ingredients you have, everything from 100% match on down to a 50% match.  If you do not match the recipe 100% it will also tell you what ingredients you need to go out and buy!

Pretty cool right? I guess you can call it the Alcoholics version of Google.

Expected Launch: Middle of January ’08

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