Cocktails

In: Food

3 Feb 2012

Ok, enough politics and economics this week. It’s Friday, so here’s a more appropriate graphic: The definitive guide to mixed drinks:

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3 Responses to Cocktails

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Al

February 6th, 2012 at 8:33 am

Designers out there will enjoy this ‘making of’, walking through the designs they tried and discarded and talking through how they dealt with some of the difficulties of this design: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1668928/the-only-chart-you-need-to-mix-a-proper-cocktail

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Brian

February 13th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Interesting. I think it’s really hard to read, but still interesting. I really like the apps where you can just punch in the ingredients that you have available, and it’ll tell you what you can make. I wonder if there’s a way to present one of those in chart form.

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Al

February 16th, 2012 at 4:53 am

I think this design would work as that in so far as that’s possible if, alongside the quantities written on the lines, they also repeated the name of each ingredient where the line connects to each cocktail.

That way, you could look at an ingredient you have (“What are we going to do with all this gin?”), follow the lines, and then for each cocktail immediately see if you’ve got the ingredients – and the beauty is you can start with any ingredient.

At the moment there’s too much chasing lines for that to be practical (although I’m sure it’s easier on the actual poster than the web version)

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