Cocktails Made Easy
By Fizz Software Ltd.
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★ The #1 Photo Cocktail Application
★ US iTunes 'Staff Favorites' - Feb 2009.
'Cocktails Made Easy' is a new title from the people behind 'diffordsguide' - one of the most complete and authoritative cocktail publications available.
Using just 14 readily available key ingredients you can make over 500 cocktails.
The step-by-step guide makes them simple to make and great to drink.
'Cocktails Made Easy' will demystify the art of cocktail making and includes classic and contemporary recipes from some of the world's best cocktails bars.
★ Grazia Magazine
"500 easy-to-make drinks. A choc-mint-liqueur free zone. Bottoms up!"
★ Wall Street Journal - Eric Felten
If you're just browsing, hunting for something tasty to try, how do you narrow your selections down to a manageable lot? One iPhone app, Cocktails Made Easy, solves that problem admirably...
- 500+ Easy to follow cocktail recipes.
- All recipes can be made with just 14 key ingredients.
- All recipes accompanied by a FULL screen colour photograph.
- All cocktails contain a comment and rating form top British drinks aficionado Simon Difford.
- Every necessary ingredient listed including all fruits and mixers.
- Add your own cocktails rating.
- Add your own cocktail notes.
- Create your personal favourite cocktail list.
- Mark bottles you already own in the 'Cocktail Cabinet' to see which drinks you can make.
- Shake the iPhone or iPod Touch for a random cocktail recipe.
- Search for cocktails by either name, rating or ingredients.
- View all screens in Landscape or Portrait mode.
- Email recipes to your friends.
- 'Pin' a cocktail to stop the iPhone/iPod Touch from going to sleep.
- 'Pin' a cocktail when passing the iPhone/iPod Touch to stop cocktail recipe changing (through Shake feature).
- Help screens available throughout the application through 'Info' button.
- Operates without an internet connection.
What customers are saying :-
★★★★★ Simon Difford DELIVERS
(US iTunes Review Tiki Bar TV)
....Simon's books blend masterful mixology with absolutely gorgeous graphic design...... this app has the same classy design and fantastic cocktails as Simon's books. The writing is clean and witty. The drinks? Delicious.
(UK iTunes review)
I didn't think that this application would be up to the same standard set by the book (which is THE definitive cocktail bible), but I couldn't have been more wrong! It's every bit as informative as the book, and the fact that it's interactive - it lists the cocktails that you can make from the drinks in your cabinet - makes it even easier to use. And at the price of half a pint of beer, it's astonishingly under-priced for such a brilliant application.
(UK iTunes review)
Looks as good as the books, fits in the pocket.......
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What's New in Version 1.01
Compatible with iPhone 3.0 OS
Bug fixes and customer enhancement requests
A very nicely thought-out app, BUT could use one or two improvements
Nicely done. This app makes it very easy to maintain a handy go-to list of favorite cocktails (including your own modifications!) for any occasion. Previously I was using the builtin Notes application, which fell short in many ways, not the least of which is that it didn't bootstrap me with 500 rated recipes to choose from.
There are a few tiny interface tweaks I could complain about (it would be nice if the star indicator wasn't quite so subtle, and it's not totally clear how to reset a search), but these are pretty minor. I think the apps biggest shortcoming is that while you can edit existing cocktails, you can't add your own. Do you like a Negroni? A Sazerac? A 1794 or a Liberal? Well, you won't find them in this app, nor can you add them to your favorites list. Which means, unfortunately, that some cocktails will still have to reside in Notes.
All in all though, there's no doubt in my mind that this app is worth the price I paid. To the developers, I beg of you, please don't make me use Notes anymore! :) You have a great app, and with that one change I think you'll be able to trounce any and all cocktail competition in the app store.
UPDATE: Please update this for the iPad!!!
Bugs (edited 7/6/09)
After searching through many cocktail related apps, I decided to go with Cocktails Made Easy for my mixed drink needs. Unfortunately, the app does not start due to some type of bug, causing it to crash before the initial loading time ends.
I'm using the 3G with the new 3.0 update. Please fix this soon. For the moment, buyer beware.
New update has fixed the innitial crash bug and the program works quite nicely.
Doesn't have all the drinks one would expect but isn't aimed for mass market appeal. Instead, they focus on tried and true classics with an excellent UI.
Some faults or improvements: Does not provide the option to add your own cocktails. Would like to see the options for the average user reviews (.5 - 5.0 scale). The search feature doesn't seem available when holding the phone horizontally.
A quality app overall.
Nice app but still buggy
The concept for this app I terrific. There are 2 major components to the app. 1.) lists 500 cocktail recipes you can make with the most common liquors. This component work great out of the box. 2.) identify which liquors you have and the app will filter the recipe database and identify the recipes you can make with the liquor you have on hand. This 2nd component does not work on my iPhone (3G running v4 software). Once I identify my liquor in "my cabinet" the app identifies the recipes I can make But, and this is the show stopper, once I exit from the app, it will not let me back in. The app shows the opening page for a few seconds and then closes. I suspect the data base becomes too large after you identify your liquor and times out before it can open. Purchasers beware, this app does not provide the full range of features it promises. If you are willing to live with a non-customized recipe list then this app is ok but probably not worth the price. More work to do before this app is ready for the public.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Jul 05, 2009
- Version: 1.01
- Size: 13.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Fizz Software Ltd.
- © @ 2009 Fizz Software Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.