Version 1.2 Update

After a year of delays, frustrations, and a lot of hard work (and money), I am greatly relieved, today, to finally release version 1.2 for the whole suite of recipes apps. In short, this update adds two major features to all the apps: lists and the journal. The lists…

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Bottom’s Up

A new database update for Martin’s Index that adds 140 recipes from the first edition of Ted Saucier’s Bottom’s Up (1951) is available today. Bottom’s Up is one of the best—and most elegant—cocktail books of the 20th Century. Arguably, it’s the last big…

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Total Tiki gets thirteen additional recipes

After a bit of chin-scratching and re-testing, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry identified thirteen recipes from his essential history Potions of the Caribbean for inclusion in Total Tiki Why only thirteen? Well, Potions of the Caribbean has a bunch of recipes in it, but have nothing really to do with Tiki, and…

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Martin’s Index: the Tropical Update

Today, a fairly hefty update dropped for Martin’s Index: 36 recipe additions from Trader Vic’s Book of Food & Drink (1946) and a whopping 128 from Charles H. Baker Jr.’s South American Gentleman’s Companion: Being an Exotic Drinking Book, or Up & Down the Andes with…

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Modern Classics of the Cocktail Renaissance

I’m delighted to announce today the immediate availability of the seventh (and last planned, so far) recipe app in the suite! Modern Classics of the Cocktail Renaissance is a collaboration with noted drinks journalist Robert Simonson, who brings a well-traveled and crucially independent perspective to a daunting and original…

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New app: Shaken and Stirred!

Happy New Year! I’m delighted to announce the immediate availability of the sixth app in my lineup of cocktail recipe apps: Shaken and Stirred: Easy Craft Cocktails to Make at Home. This app is specifically conceived for beginners, but to my delight, has proven really handy for old hands…

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1.1.3

The last couple months have been a real pain. We had the poor luck to launch our sync services co-incident with Apple launching iOS 9, new versions of the developer tools, and major changes to iTunes Connect (the back-end for the App Store). Things went haywire. The first problem we…

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Café Royal comes to Martin’s Index

Today, I’m pushing out a database update for Martin’s Index of Cocktails that adds a whopping 143 recipes from W. J. Tarling’s 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book - Coronation Edition. This book is the second-to-last (I hope) of the mammoth 1930s cocktail books I feel obliged to…

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iOS 7 crash bug

Shortly after v1.1 of all four recipe apps went out last week, we received some reports of the apps crashing on iOS 7 devices. This bug turned out to be difficult to reproduce, but we think we finally managed to do so and are now submitting v1.1.1…

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Charles H. Baker Jr. and Martin’s Index

Charles Baker’s The Gentleman’s Companion: Being an Exotic Drinking Book Or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask is probably the vintage drinks book—after the Savoy Cocktail Book and Jerry Thomas—that most fascinated everyone in the early days of the Cocktail Renaissance. This book, and…

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Sync Phase 1 is here!

I’m pleased—and slightly terrified—to announce that phase 1 of sync services is now rolling out to all customers of PDT Cocktails, Total Tiki, Martin’s Index, and 101 Best New Cocktails! Each app is getting updated to v1.1. You can read all about sync here. If…

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Martin’s Index Update: The UKBG

Today’s update for Martin’s Index is courtesy of the New York State jury selection system, which gave me a solid, uninterrupted day in which to be surprisingly productive. The United Kingdom Bartender’s Guild’s founding members—some of whom were refugees from behind US bars—can be…

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Rum Reorg

I recently implemented an extensive reorganization of the rums in my ingredients database. I’m pretty pleased with how it stands now, although some categories may still require massaging, and I don’t doubt more than a few rums are still mis-categorized. This reorg affects all my apps, but should…

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Martin’s Index update

Today, the first database update in a while for Martin’s Index dropped. The main attraction is twenty three more recipes from New Orleans’ Stanley Clisby Arthur (Famous New Orleans Drinks & How to Mix ’em, 1937). Some rather important drinks in there, such as the Vieux Carré, Suissesse, Stirrup…

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Losing a little time…

I’m currently working my way through one of the less pleasant major life events right now. Things are still moving forward in fits and starts, but the distractions will continue to be a factor into the Summer. Hopefully, I will have exciting news soon. Meanwhile, cheers! —Martin…

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Sync is coming

As I’ve casually mentioned on Twitter, we’re working on adding a synchronization feature to PDT Cocktails, Total Tiki, Martin’s Index and gaz regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails. Our first goal is also arguably the hardest: to enable your ingredient inventory to synchronize across devices and between…

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Duffy & de Fleury come to Martin’s Index

Pleased to announce a new database update for Martin’s Index that brings the recipe total over 1500! 1934 produced two daunting cocktail recipe books: Patrick Gavin Duffy’s The Official Mixer’s Manual and R. de Fleury’s 1700 Cocktails for the Man Behind the Bar. The former was…

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Status Update

Busy! Enjoying last month’s successful launch of PDT Cocktails Developing new features and refinements for all the apps Working on completing recipe app #5 Working on the next database update for Martin’s Index Thank you for your patient support! Questions? info@mix…

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Now available: PDT Cocktails

Following a year of diligent development, I’m delighted to announce the immediate availability of the PDT Cocktails app. In this app, one of the most successful and accomplished cocktail bars of any era has opened their recipe book to you. With a little effort, you can reproduce their drinks…

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