From happy hours to brunches, there’s nothing like grabbing a good cocktail with friends at your favorite spot, where the bartender knows how to make your drinks just how you like. But let’s face it, bar hopping can get pricey and with the weather getting colder, nobody wants to be out in the cold city streets looking for a sip.
Knowing how to whip up your own tasty creations at home is an underrated skill, but we’re all about making our homes the hottest spot in town so we’re up for the challenge, and we know you are too. Whether you’re new to the home bartending game or so nice with a shaker that everyone wants to know your mixology secrets, we’ve found a few apps that will help you kick things up a notch and take your bartender skills to a whole new level.
If you’re looking for your basic cocktail recipe app, then Perfect Drink isn’t for you, it’s for people who take their cocktail game seriously. The interactive system includes the Perfect Drink Scale (sold separately) that comes bartender ready with a shaker, spouts and a phone/tablet stand. Simply plug the scale into your phone and connect the app so you can create no-fail cocktails with ease.
The Cocktail Flow app is for beginner bartenders that want a no fuss way to create their favorite cocktails and mocktails. With over 600 recipes to choose from, you’ll never run out of cool creations to whip up and it even gives you ideas based on whatever ingredients you have on hand.
What makes Highball different from other apps is that it doesn’t give you recipes, it allows you to create and share your own. You can write up a recipe card on Highball with ingredients, measurements, instructions, and even custom illustrations, then share and swap with friends.