There are a ton of drink recipe sites on the web, and they usually brag about have so many thousand drinks, 14 different versions of the Long Island Tea (Long Island Tea #1, Long Island Tea #2, Long Island Tea #3, etc.), and the strongest neon green drink there is. You’ll see a crummy page layout being served from someone’s home computer running on a 128 kilobit DSL uplink connection. There might be 5000 drinks, but at 128 kilobit you may never get past the first thousand.
The search and browse facilities are usually threadbare–you might be able to search by keyword if you’re lucky. Maybe look through a dozen or so categories made up on the spot (Drinks in big glasses, Drinks served in mugs, Drinks served in shot glasses, etc). So if there are 5000 drink recipes, how do you find what you’re looking for? You don’t.
Well, there is hope for you yet in your quest to find the perfect drink recipe and that is a site called LiquorAndDrink (dot) com (see below for the link). First, Liquor and Drink doesn’t try to list every drink in the known universe. You can find some sites that have maybe 20,000 drinks, but only 500 are good. Good luck finding those.
Liquor and Drink lists tested drink recipes that have stood the test of time. Some of the recipes date back to the late 1800s and are just as good now as they were then. These drink recipes have been reviewed by a professional bartender for authenticity, accuracy, and balance (not too sweet, not too tart, etc). You won’t find the tooth-cracking sweet, neon blue stuff that is routinely submitted by college students.
You can rediscover how a Daiquiri is really made (it doesn’t involve a blender or strawberries). Find out how Hemingway (a truly drinking stalwart) liked his Daiquiris, and how many he thought he needed to get good and drunk. Go to St. Kitt’s in the Caribbean to find out how real Rum Punch is made (it’s not like Hawaiian Punch). Discover the Tom and Jerry, a century plus old drink created by the master mixologist himself, Jerry Thomas. Finally, try a Cosmopolitan drink that actually has some zip in it like Cosmos should have.
You can search for these drink recipes by keyword, and you can also your over ten different search criteria such as what ingredients are in the drink, what family of drinks does the drink recipe belong to, and what temperature is it served at. Search using special attributes such as drinks that girls like, classic drink recipes, drinks from the 1970s, drink recipes for Halloween, and drink recipes for the holidays.
All of this information is laid out in a clean web page design and the site is designed for performance, so even over a slow connection you won’t be waiting for pages to load. If you are interested, there are over a hundred reviews of the liquors and mixers that make up the recipes. So you can go beyond the drink recipe to research its ingredients and also the history behind the drink recipe.
Give Liquor and Drink a try…you may find a drink recipe that will become your favorite.