Posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Will Hagle
Mixel shows you how to make cocktails based on ingredients you already own.
Most cocktail recipes are incredibly simple. Most are also difficult to perfect. Many cocktails require complex ingredients. Even more can be made with ingredients you probably already have in your home. Mixel is an app that contains more than 900 cocktail recipes, all tailored to the specific ingredients that you already have. After downloading the app, which is free and available on both iOS and Android, Mixel asks you to enter your ingredients. This includes alcohol types, as well as items like bitters or garnishes like lime or celery salt. There’s an extensive list of ingredients, so it’s best to be as thorough as possible in order to make the most of the app’s recipe database.
After you’ve entered your ingredients, Mixel returns a list of results. There are obscure cocktails in the database such as “Blushing Mary” and “La Rosita,” as well as classics like the “Old Fashioned” or the infamous “Long Island Iced Tea.” The app offers clear instructions as to how to craft each cocktail, citing its sources (the app uses recipes from major cocktail recipe books that are also available for purchase through the app via Amazon, even though the app itself is free). If you don’t have a particular ingredient but want to make a cocktail that you find in the app, you can easily add it to your shopping list via Mixel. While you could theoretically look up any cocktail recipe online, Mixel is useful in showing you what you can make with what you already have. It’s also got a cool 8bit aesthetic that makes it fun to browse while you dream up your next alcoholic concoction.