With the entertaining season in full throttle during the holidays, gracious hosts may be looking for new recipes to share or impress. These highly rated apps give you an in-depth look at cocktails and mocktails, or just let you be a more gracious and responsible host.
Holiday drink apps -- Apple
Drinks and Cocktails (Free) -- Simply designed app with recipes organized by liquor or alphabetically. You can take notes on every page and e-mail your favorites. (Mobilewalla score: 92/100)
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8500+ Drink & Cocktail Recipes* (Free) -- A comprehensive drink library that includes recipes for beer, cocoa, coffee, tea, floats and shakes. Includes a helpful checklist for ingredients and recipes galore. (Score: 84/100)
Mixology Drink Recipes* (Free) -- Discover drinks by category or by ingredient, and use the handy bartending guide, which includes tips, terminology and how to stock your bar. (Score: 76/100)
Pocket Wine ($3.99) -- You now can become much more informed in your wine selection. A compendium of wine tastes, types of grapes and instructions for how to pair the right wine with your food. (Score: 75/100)
Martha Stewart Cocktails ($0.99) -- A beautifully designed app, packed with both traditional and cutting-edge drinks and "mocktails," plus videos for preparation and a breakdown of barware. (Score: 69/100)
Holiday drink apps -- Android
Liquor Run Mobile* (Free) -- A comprehensive app that offers directions to and operating hours of every liquor store in the U.S. Even offers drink recipes, coupons and contact info for a safe ride home. (Mobilewalla score: 86/100)
Jager Kings (Free) -- This consistently high-ranked drinking game is sure to liven up your holiday party with simple rules and entertaining game play. Play responsibly. (Score: 84/100)
Wine Ratings Guide* ($3.99) -- Join a huge online community that is solely focused on rating wine. Takes the guesswork out of buying wine in a restaurant or store. (Score: 77/100)
Hello Vino - Wine App* (Free) -- Looking for the perfect wine to go with dinner this holiday season? Find the perfect pairing while impressing your guests with this pocket sommelier. (Score: 69/100)
Drinks Master: Drinks Recipes (Free) -- Ever wanted to make a Brazilian breeze, a chewbacca or a beach bum shake? Now you can, with this simple bartender's guide. (Score 69/100)
Apps with an asterisk* denote availability on Apple and Android.
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