Linky Goodness: Kindred Cocktails

Yeah, it’s a post. First one in in nearly six weeks! Try not to faint.

Every now and again one needs to take a little break, which I hope is understandable. I also hope you haven’t forgotten about this little weblog in the meantime — I’m sure many shiny things have come along in the last 42 days to distract you. Rest assured that posts will be picking up now.

So! One of the things I’ve been distracting myself with is a relatively new site I stumbled across thanks to the Ardent Spirits newsletter (which you should subscribe to if 1) you’re a lover of boozy things, and 2) you haven’t already done so).

Kindred Cocktails is described as a “craft cocktail recipe database for enthusiasts & professionals,” which pretty much sums it up. It differs from CocktailDB in that the focus is on new recipes from craft bartenders rather than historic ones. There’s also a certain amount of moderation happening, so that you don’t end up with 2,500 cocktails created by college students that contain Jägermeister, cream and lemon juice and are called something like “The Puddle of Vomit” as you get in certain other add-to-it-yourself online drinks databases. There’s rather good stuff to be found here.

You can add your own creations, or creations from your favorite bartender that aren’t already in KC’s database. You can keep your own running cocktail recipe book on your profile, export recipes to CSV or plain text for insertion into your favorite database software, and more. (Hmm, wonder if we’ll see a Kindred Cocktails iOS app anytime. Ahem. Getting ahead of myself here, I’m sure!)

So go play around with it while I get my head out of my arse and start posting again.  Cheers!


5 Responses to “Linky Goodness: Kindred Cocktails”

  1. Dan Chadwick said:

    Sep 14, 11 at 2:41 pm

    Hi Chuck,

    Thanks so much for the kind words about Kindred Cocktails. I have looked into iOS and Android mobile apps, but for now we have a special mobile “theme” which strips out all the non-essentials. This makes it super easy to look up a cocktail in the bar and hand your smartphone to the bartender, if needed. I’ve done this a few times. And, of course, the entire site is available on your phone too, if you want it.

    Dan Chadwick
    Chief Swizzlestick

  2. Andy said:

    Oct 05, 11 at 1:40 pm

    Oh no! Where is Chuck?! I know my blog lapses into inactivity all the time… but I miss your posts!

    Is everything okay?

    – Andy

  3. Chuck said:

    Oct 05, 11 at 4:00 pm

    Oh sure, it’s just a lapse. Extreme laziness accompanied by a dash of writer’s block; it happens. I shall consider myself duly noodged.


  4. Chuck said:

    Oct 05, 11 at 4:05 pm

    Oh, and if my posts on here ever happen to temporarily dry up you can get a steady diet of links and amusing(ish) anecdotes on my Twitter feed — follow me at @SazeracLA.

  5. Chuck said:

    Oct 05, 11 at 4:06 pm

    And Dan, you’re very welcome! Glad to help out. Great work with the site!