So we all know I’m a huge fan of cocktails. Okay, granted. When I received a copy of Cocktails HD for Martini II (my iPad…yes, it’s named) from Pocket Cocktails, Inc., I was ecstatic. Cocktails HD is the best bartending app ever and has completely replaced all of the apps I had before.
The high impact colorful design is perfect for entertaining, but also helps me with work as I go through its vast library of cocktails for research for events. It is informative: it provides history, detailed recipes, ideas to tweak and more. I love that the images give such great ideas for garnish and design, too. You can tag drinks as favorites as well as use the Sommelier which has 100 food/wine paring suggestions. If you’re feeling daring, you can even “shake it up” (literally) for random drink suggestions.
All drinks are grouped by category: martinis, classics, summer, tropical, creamy, shooters, warmers and a section of non-alcohol drinks for kids of all ages. Engaging introduction text and tips accompany each drink which allow you to experiment with drink variations and learn interesting trivia about the tremendous range of cocktail content. The in-depth Bartender’s section includes tremendous information with tips and tricks on how to use bar tools, garnish drinks, muddle and layer, make purees, create spirals, wedges, boats, flags, zests, and much more all in spectacular full color. Create and serve drinks like a pro!
This app is well worth the investment! Enjoy!