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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