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I love history and find the history of spirits and cocktails ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING. this is just a way to share that. i have put a lot of time, energy, and work into this and i hope you enjoy it and find it useful.

About

I want to change the world with this app. Or at least the way it drinks. I know that sounds ridiculous but hear me out. 

I feel like cocktails today are either pretentious and over the top, or they’re crap and full of sweet and sour. I want people to know what they are drinking. I want people to understand that there is a structure, a science and a full history behind every classic drink. I want to provide a free, collected and quality controlled resource of information to users. 

My design goals for this app are:

1). To provide users with a clear understanding of each ingredient and how each cocktail is composed of a combination of them. This includes detailed mixing and garnishing instructions.

2). To provide users with a accurate representation of each cocktail. This includes color, opacity, volume and presentation.

3). To inform users of what they are able to make based on what they have and what they need to buy to make what they want.

4). To provide users with an understanding of the tools involved in mixing, how they are used, when to use them, and what tools are available and an easy means to purchase those tools.

I hope every choice I have made while making this has moved me closer to satisfing goals but if there is an issue you find or a suggestion you would like to make please feel free to email me at tcurras@cocktailroyale.com. Mixing a solid drink doesn’t have to be difficult and unreachable or something poured from a premixed plastic jug. All it takes is simple pure ingredients and a little knowledge. With those two elements you can make some pretty damn good drinks.

I don’t shun creativity in cocktail making, I love experimentation as much as I love a solid classic, but its important to understand the history and elements behind a good craft cocktail. That is what is lacking in the mobile app space. If you want a ton of random drinks with wild names, you have come to the wrong place. But if you have an interest in vintage cocktails, their history, and the tools that create them, then download it and see what you can make.