Many recipes apps are available in the App Store, but few are worth the expense. When it comes to cocktail recipes, the options are even more scarce. However, two apps stand out of the crowd to help you put amazing cocktails together: Cocktails #8 and Cocktails HD.
Cocktails #8 is the iPad version of the guide also named Cocktails #8, released by Diffords last year. Diffords releases a new version of the guide every year (since 2001), and is one of the most authoritative cocktail publisher out there – their guide is huge and features over 2,600 recipes. Like the book, the app is extremely polished, and features gorgeous illustrations, along with detailed recipes.
The app also allows you to mark what bottles you actually have at home in the ‘Cocktail Cabinet’ in order to see what cocktails you can make using them – a great feature to help you decide what your next cocktail will be. Cocktails #8 also offers tips and how-to’s, such as bartenders basics (shaking, rolling, layering, muddling etc.).