One of my favorite ways to spend my free time is going out with friends to go wine tasting or trying new local craft beers. Most wineries give you a piece of paper detailing the selection of wines that you taste but I always manage to (soberly) misplace them. As someone who loves to organize just about everything in their life, I decided to find some apps for my phone that would help me track my favorite wines and beers. Here are my favorite wine, beer, cocktail, and non-alcoholic drink-related apps. The wine and beer apps are great for remembering your favorites, while the other three apps provide recipes for drinks that you can make at home!
5 (Free!) Drink Apps You Should Download
Untapped is the perfect app for anyone who loves craft beers. The app allows you to document all of your favorite beers by writing notes, taking pictures, and rating the brew. You can also check-in to the brewery or restaurant where you're having the beer. My favorite thing is that you can connect the app to your social media and see which beers your friends love (or hate) … and which of your friends might love beer a little too much.
Get ready to fall in love, winos. Drync is your virtual wine inventory (in case this one on excel doesn't do it for you). The app allows you to easily track and rate your favorite wines and create your inventory by taking pictures of the label. While I stick to those features, you can also buy wine through the app and have it shipped to your door!
While this app is best for cooking-related needs, it has a great selection of non-alcoholic drinks. The drinks listed range from mocktails to juicing recipes and everything in between. A great app to add to your mobile device!
Hello, cocktails! The free version of the app lets you browse a variety of different drinks such as hot drinks, cocktails, jello shots (!), martinis, punches … you get the idea. It also has a great section of non-alcoholic drinks. You can also save your favorite drinks so that all your recipes are in one place. The best part of the app, though, is that you can enter in the liquor and mixers you have in your cabinet, hit ‘search' and the app will pull all the drink recipes you can make using the ingredients that you already have!
Although Cocktail Flow doesn't have a huge inventory of drinks to pick from, it is by far the most visually appealing app on this list. Identify the alcohol and mixers you have in stock and the app will provide a list of drinks you can make. My favorite thing about Cocktail Flow is that you can search for drinks by color. The sorority girl in me wishes that I had this app when prepping for theme parties.