Before you think that this is an app only relevant to members of Alcoholics R Us, it is important to note that this app contains recipes for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. With literally thousands of choices and detailed recipes available (14,000 at last count) this app will very quickly make you Bartender of the Year in your social circle. Delving into every detail from the recipe to the method of creation, garnishing and type of glass to use, using this app can very quickly make you the toast of the town.
The creator of this app, Adorno, is also the provider of a wide range of apps and games that are available for smartphone devices. Other apps include TextPisc and The Moron Test as well as UnitConverter and EasyTip. These are some of the 11 apps that Adorno has to its credit. While no information is available about the people behind the organization, the focus of its apps is generally on productivity, lifestyle and entertainment. The apps created cater to both the children and adult markets with even apps like Sexy Bikini Ladies available as well. They also create a variety of high definition themes that can be used as screen savers and backgrounds on the mobile devices. With more than 58 various themes available, it is clear that Adorno takes the provision of apps as its key business.
For Blackberry users, the interface is simple. Just using the trackball or trackpad, it is possible to open the Menu and using the keyboard or a touchscreen to navigate within EasyBartender to search for the cocktail of your choice. You can do this either by name, by the specific type or brand of alcohol you intend to try or by method of preparation. The recipe for the specific drink will specify the beverages and garnishing required as well as provide advice on the types of glassware that are appropriate to serve the drink. The recipes are generally provided in detail and provide easy to follow instructions for preparation.
A quick look at the main features of EasyBartender
- More than 14,000 recipes for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Full descriptions of ingredients and methods of preparation
- Alphabetical arrangement
- Fully mobile application with no need for internet access
- Easy to search function with searches conducted using name of item, main beverage or ingredient and even method of preparation
- Unlimited free updates to the app
Pros of EasyBartender
While EasyBartender is a useful app to have if you are a night bird or enjoy a well made cocktail every now and then, you will need to back this up by ensuring that your beverage cupboard and fridge is full of the required ingredients. A huge lesson in what is actually available out there in terms of cocktails, and other drinks, this app is a real eye opener. Simple to use and easy to read, recipes are pretty clear cut and don’t require a detailed knowledge of bartending to be successful. The focus of the non-alcoholic apps is on creation of a variety of cocktails as well as beverages that can be consumed at any occasion and suitable for summer parties and days at the beach as well.
There may be initial problems in downloading this app if you normally use the download manager to do this. If your phone also has active firewalls then this too may cause problems. To resolve any difficulties in this area, Adorno provides users with an FAQ and Guide on their site which will provide information on how to get around this. Also remember that this app must be purchased although a free trial version is available. When purchasing the app, it is important to register your purchase at the relevant site otherwise there is a risk that the app will cease operations after about 5 demo days, and you will have to register EasyBartender in order to re-activate it again.
In a nutshell
If you aim to be the perfect host or the knowledgeable bartender on every occasion, then this app may be something to seriously consider. While some may consider the $3.99 that you have to pay for the app as somewhat pricey, the fact is that if you were to purchase a book on bartending recipes, it would cost a whole lot more and be less portable than the one stored in your mobile phone. It is ideal that it is stored in your phone so that the next time you are at a party and want to help your host, you can offer to fix the drinks and become the life of the party to boot.
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