Tiki bar MVP
This app is a fantastic resource. I love the ability to track my bar inventory and see what recipes I can make. The search, filters, and cross-references make it easy to hone in further and find the perfect recipe.
I love the backstories and illustrations that accompany the recipes, and the app is fun and attractive overall.
I've only come across a few shortcomings.
- A current issue I'm having is that the recipe pages no longer show my notes above the recipe. I still can find them in my journal, at least. (It started happening after I switched phones, and the newest note I added actually does display on the recipe, so maybe it's something to do with using a new device?)
- When drafting journal entries, the app's nav bar covers the first 2+ lines of text, (on iPhone 8+, just the first line was missing. On the iPhone XR — taller screen — almost 3 lines are blocked by the nav bar.) so I can't see what I'm typing at first. My workaround is to hit Enter three times before typing anything. The blank lines are removed from the now once it's saved, so that's good.
- The ability to add photos to notes/journal entries would be really cool.
Nobody Beats “The Bum”
This app is a fantastic resource for the “fine art” of tiki cocktail mixing. A great way to keep track of your ingredients on hand and every recipe that you can create with said ingredients. Highly recommend this app. Well worth the price, whether you’re an experienced bartender or a novice.
One of the Best
If you are seriously, or even casually, interested in making good cocktails, any or all the cocktail apps from Martin Doudoroff are well worth getting. They all share information, including the ingredients you have, between the apps.
As a mixologist, I have tried many cocktail apps. Martin’s are the best. The user interface is excellent. The notes included from many of the great mixologists are very informative. The apps are all based on the leading mixology books and text material.
Try one, add more. Enjoy and cheers!
Best Tiki resource
By Sam Kling
I love cocktail books, have dozens if not hundreds, but the Mixology Tech apps- particularly this one, Martin’s Index & Wondrich’s Punch Index- are indispensable. It’s easy to keep track of my HUGE inventory across all of the apps, great for inspiration when you’re overwhelmed with options like I often am, but folks growing their bar will love the feature that tells you the next most useful products to buy to expand you’re repertoire. Also, I’m getting real recipes, not some Esquire or GQ or Playboy simplifications. We all know Don gave magazines fake recipes!
I don’t spend money on apps or write reviews but I’m making an exception for this. If you like cocktails at all, much less tiki, this is a valuable resource.
The Crown Jewel of Drink Apps
By Mai Tai Jim
Don't let the $10 price dissuade you, this app is astonishing in its content and user interface. The drink descriptions, Berry's comments, and the photographs are worth it price even if you only end up making a few drinks. It is great fun trying new libations, and the ability to add notes for any drink is perfect for adding my tweaks to certain recipes and portion adjustments for making larger quantities, nothing like making two quarts of Zombies right?
My 2nd drink app purchase from this publisher
By Mac & HT Guru
Though I've made and enjoyed numerous drinks and cocktails over the decades, I never went very far beyond a few comfortable favorites, that is, unless I was sitting at a competent bar somewhere and could order a drink that was outside my comfort zone! Along with "The Bar Book" (Kindle version) by J. Morgenthaler, and this publisher's Easy Cocktails (Shaken and Stirred) app, I feel I've received a fairly inexpensive, but surprisingly thorough, mixology starter course -- that is, inexpensive if you don't count the liquor store bill! Features such as the ability to track your available ingredients (including across their various apps via the included sync service), making journal entries, and knowing what drinks you can build given your current inventory (or with one or two more ingredients), made the cost of this app a non-issue for me. Very useful. Basically, this is what one good cocktail might cost you at a decent Tiki bar! I've only tried a couple of the recipes so far, but am looking forward to many more. I hope lots of fellow drink aficionados will also purchase these apps, such that the publisher will maintain and update this suite of apps for many years to come.
Tikiphiles unite! Beachbum Berry has brought the Tiki to your smartphone!
Look no further for your favorite "authentic" Tiki cocktails. This app has it all - Donn Beach, "Trader Vic" Bergeron and Jeff "Beachbum" Berry have converged to bring you their recipes to your home. Not only does this app have an impressive repertoire - it also boasts a beautifully designed GUI. Aloha to everyone involved!
Absolutely essential, Indispensable even
By El TigroX
Fantastic app that will both instruct and inform as you wade into the wide world of tiki drinks and concoctions.
This app taught me nearly everything I needed to know to prep single drinks, as well as brush up my knowledge and skills for parties with friends.
Absolutely worth the cost, along with some solid bar equipment. Before you know it, you'll be measuring and making like a pro.
Download it, have fun and enjoy it!
Like floating on the trade winds...
A great collection of many of the most classic tiki drinks of the mid century, uncovered and rediscovered by the preeminent tiki cocktail authority, Jeff "Beachbum" Berry. This app includes all of the best recipes from at least four of Berry's books, so at $9.99 this app is really a great deal. In addition to the wealth of tiki drink recipes available, you get all of the unmatched functionality and features of the MixologyTech suite of apps.
The most important functionality is the inventory feature, which lets you enter your inventory on hand in the app. It then shows you which recipes you can make with your ingredients, a particularly useful feature on this app, which can be a little overwhelming if you just start scrolling through the recipes alphabetically. With each ingredient an explanation is given of what it is, and all ingredients are provided as links so you can pick an ingredient in a recipe for example and then see which other recipes call for that ingredient. Substitutions are recommended for like ingredients when you are missing a specific ingredient but have a good alternative on hand. A sync feature that takes about 30 seconds to set up will sync all of your ingredients across all seven MixologyTech apps and across multiple devices. This is particularly handy if you use the app both on an iPhone and iPad. It also means that any time you delete and reinstall one of the apps you can just set up the sync again and all of your ingredients are repopulated immediately.
Favorites and flags make it easy to find your favorite drinks and drinks you've been meaning to try. You can make custom lists of recipes and journal notes on each recipe, which is particularly helpful in this app as some of the vintage recipes will require a bit of tweaking to the modern pallet, and you'll want to notate those changes for future use.
Another great feature, if like me you're always looking to expand the inventory and possibilities of your home bar, is the recommendation of ingredients to acquire. Near the bottom of the home screen you'll see a count of your ingredients, and what percentage of recipes you can make from the app. It then recommends the next ingredients that would most increase the number of drinks you'd be able to make if you added them to your inventory.
There are some truly magnificent drinks included. My personal favorite is the Jet Pilot from Steve Crane of the Luau in Beverly Hills. Be sure to try that one. It's unique in its complex flavor profile, and always gets the job done.
Links for much further reading on both tiki drinks as well as tiki style are included, as well as sources for barware, bar tools, and many of the specialized tiki drinkware which Beachbum Berry has partnered with Cocktail Kingdom on to bring back to life.
I am having a hard time imagining how this app could be improved upon, unless it could also mix the drink for me, but then where would be the fun in that?