This is a more substantial iPad cousin of the popular iPod Pocket Cocktails app with better navigation and more categories, including references and unit conversions, random cocktail suggestions if you’re at a loss for ideas, and a wine pairing guide. Bonus content includes a substantial index of food recipes to pair with the drinks and wine, with instructional photos.
PROS: The Bartender! section is an informative mixology ebook that includes tools, a spirits guide, stocking tips, glassware reference, and techniques for every experience level.
CONS: Same crappy recipes as the iPhone app, which seem like they were conceived at a board meeting for a casual dining chain. Unattractive design elements.
SACRILEGE: No Manhattan in the Classics section, but there’s something called a Rugburn. Random feature brought up “Leprechaun’s Lunch,” which is a green Jell-O shot with gummy candy and vodka. List of “risque” drinks such as the “Sloe, Comfortable Screw,” as offensive in ingredients as they are in title and intention.