I have been bartending for years so I know the power of having an arsenal of crazy cool cocktails at your disposal come holidays, parties or friendly get together. It seems that I'm always the one left answering "what can we make with this" time after time. You too can share in the glory of being in the cocktail know just by having the right app on your BlackBerry.
There are a variety of great bartending/cocktail making apps available for BlackBerry 10, so here are a few of our favorites that are worth checking out.
Just as the name states, this one have over 30,000 drink recipes. The list of easy-to-follow recipes allows you to create awesome cocktails in minutes and even adds the ability to store photos for each. You can input your custom drink creations or choose from drink list with easy search options. Add favorites so you never forget which drinks were a big hit! Available for the Q10, Q5 and Z10 for $0.99.
If you're looking for just the basics, you can't go wrong with MixMentor. This one has been around for quite a while and is not only available for BlackBerry 10 but legacy devices as well. MixMentor gives you 35 classic drink recipes for the Manhattan, Moscow Mule and many more. If you're just starting out you can pick up some common bar terminology with this one as well.
Pocket Bartender Pro has over 1,000 recipes for cocktails, shooters, frozen drinks and more. You can search drinks based on type or quickly see what you can make with the ingredients in your bar. Add drinks that you've come up with on your own and they may even show up in the database if they get enough good votes. A quick and easy app that runs great on BlackBerry 10. $0.99 in BlackBerry World.
The Bartender's Bible has not only over 25,000 drink recipes but also can help you get started bartending the right way. It includes everything from stocking your bar to drink history to the proper way to shake your concoctions. Search or browse for the right drink for your occasion and share them with other users over social media. Available for the Q10, Q5 and Z10 for $4.99.
While this one is only available for the Z10, it's free and gets the job done. It boasts over 9,500 drink recipes across 12 categories so you're sure to find something to liven up the party. It's not as full-featured as some of the paid apps but it will certainly help out in a pinch.
If you're not having a party and have no reason to make drinks, you can always watch Tom Cruise do it in the most campy way possible. Cocktails and dreams anyone?