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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Hoffman House drinks come to Martin’s Index

Now available is a new database update for Martin’s Index that adds 47 new recipes from Charles Mahoney’s Hoffman House Bartender’s Guide (1912), an excellent reproduction of which has just been released by Cocktail Kingdom: The Hoffman House, located on Madison Square, was for decades considered by…

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Now available: gaz regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails

Today, I’m delighted to announce the immediate availability of the third app in this series, and the first to focus on contemporary mixology, gaz regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails. “Huh!?” Allow me to explain. Gaz’s long-running project—101 Best New Cocktails—was part of my plans from…

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New Additions to Martin’s Index

Today, I’m delighted to release the first major database update to Martin’s Index of 2015. Chronologically, we’re working on the early 1930s, but there’s some backfilling going on, too, and I’m realizing that future updates are likely to follow that pattern: new recipes from one…

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Aside: a case study in “reach”

Back in February 2012, I posted a one-page screed on the Old Fashioned cocktail (http://oldfashioned101.com). Within a few weeks, that little page had garnered attention in the New York Times (twice) and on kottke.org, bringing thousands of visitors across a couple weeks. After that initial burst of…

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Total Tiki & Martin’s Index updated

Point release updates for both Beachbum Berry’s Total Tiki and Martin’s Index of Cocktails & Mixed Drinks from the First Golden Age of the American Cocktail are now available from the app store. The current versions of these apps are now 1.0.3 and 1.0.2,…

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Things may seem a little quiet around here

… but the’re not. Lots of irons in the fire. (Too many, in fact.) I hope to have more news just before or after the Christmas holiday. Meanwhile, a fine December to you!…

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The Savoy Cocktail Book and Martin’s Index

Back in the 1990s, Paul Harrington’s Cocktail Time web site got me interested in learning to make cocktails, but it was The Savoy Cocktail Book that provided the allure to go deeper. The Savoy really is a big deal. It’s beautiful, old and deco. It’s witty, too,…

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This Radio Silence

My apologies for how uncharacteristically quiet it has been here. I just got back from a sorely-needed two-week vacation where I completely unplugged. I’m now back at work on far too many things, including the Savoy Cocktail Book update for Martin’s Index!…

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The trouble with “Cocktails de Paris”

I recently worked my way through the book Cocktails de Paris (1929) for recipes to add to Martin’s Index. The book includes quite a few period illustrations and advertisements, and enjoys some recognition for its early Camparinete (Negroni) and Bee’s Knees recipes, as well as a smattering of…

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Here’s How!

One of the few notable drink recipe publications to come out of the United States during Prohibition is a series of diminutive Here’s How! volumes attributed to one “Judge Jr.” (Probably not a real person.) These four volumes, each around 60 pages, were printed in 1927-1929 in a distinctive…

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Another small update for Martin’s Index

Tonight’s database update for Martin’s Index delivers twenty-two more recipes from Prohibition: fourteen from an obscure—but fascinating—Cuban booklet by one Juan Lasa, and the rest from the (also obscure) Revised Edition of Judge Jr.’s Here’s How. The big news is that multiple versions of…

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Martin’s Index updated!

A new, free database update for Martin’s Index is available now and should download automatically the next time you run the app! (You can also force it by choosing Check for update in the settings panel). This is not a small update. In addition to some important fixes, the…

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Harry McElhone coming to Martin’s Index

The next database update for Martin’s Index is going to be a doozy. Around 1922, Harry McElhone (ex-Plaza Hotel, New York City) produced Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails, the first major collection of drink recipes after Prohibition began in the USA. This he did from his brief new…

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App updates available today

The 1.0.2 update for Beachbum Berry’s Total Tiki is now available, delivering a visual upgrade to the user interface and a new Appendices section that better presents the supplemental material. Also available today is the 1.0.1 update for Martin’s Index, which delivers a crash…

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Total Tiki update coming with visual upgrade

Version 1.0.2 of Beachbum Berry’s Total Tiki has been submitted to the App Store. This update brings a cleaner, more customized look to the main menu of the app as well as a few related improvements. While we await approval, here’s a sneak peek:…

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