DrinksMixer: Cocktail Recipes Organized As You Like

December 30th, 2008

Drinksmixer LogoThis is the second application in our series of reviews of web 2.0 cocktail applications. For an introduction to this category, including a rundown of features common to all four applications reviewed this week, please see: Taking In The New Year: Web 2.0 Cocktail Recipe Applications.

Hosted by the entertainment site CraveOnline, users looking for cocktails may mistake the ad-heavy DrinksMixer for only a promotional tool, but the recipe application has one of the largest collections of cocktails, from the homespun to the famous.

Drinksmaster Screenshot

Once you’ve scrolled past the ads and signed in, you’ll see that DrinksMixer allows you to keep a list of your ingredients (My Cabinet), your recipes (My Handbook), and your comments (My Comments). Users can find drinks by category or search, and add them as they like, adding comments or finding similar cocktails through the linked recipes at the bottom. First time bartenders can find information with DrinkMixers’ guide to bartending, terminology, measurements, and glassware linked on the left sidebar.

Drinksmixer Screenshot

One of the features of DrinksMixer is that users can organize their saved recipes into groups – a useful tool for users that want to come up with their own collections of recipes. An impressive number of drinking games has also been listed. Print options lets you print only the recipes you like with the information (glasses, amounts, etc.) you like. A widget is also available to import DrinksMixer into sites and social networks.

Drinksmaster Recipe

The weak spot of DrinksMixer, aside from the obtrusive ads, is that posting recipes is so easy that many recipes are homespun – not necessarily bad, but the variations may not appeal to dedicated cocktailers. At the time of this review the forums were not working, though the comment function allows discussion of each recipe.

To find this application or related applications, there is the Listio search: drinks.

Previously in this series: Cocktail Builder: Making Cocktails Easy
Next in this series: ExtraTasty: Bring The Cocktail Recipes To You

Application: DrinksMixer
Listio Profile: http://www.listio.com/web20/app/Drinksmixer/
Website: http://www.drinksmixer.com
Drink recipe database and search application that lets you find the cocktail you like! Search by ingredient, type, or name, then rate and comment on the ones you like. Information on glassware, bartending, and terms are also available along with a widget that can be integrated into social networks ... Learn more

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