Thanks to technology there is really no excuse for handing your friends a poorly mixed drink. Apps like Alchemy and LiquorCabinet turn any smartphone into a cocktail recipe guide and more than a few startups have been working like mad to make the process even simpler.
Enter the Perfect Drink Pro from Perfect Company, a recipe app that works with a drink smart scale to help users create a near flawless cocktail every time. It precisely weighs your ingredients as you pour for accuracy and notifies you when to stop.
I tested it out and was wowed by the results. Check out my Lifestyle Unboxed video to see how it works and my tips for use.
The setup was pretty easy. After downloading the Perfect Drink App to my ipad, I synced it with the smart scale via Bluetooth. I did need to add three AA batteries to the scale first. They weren’t included in the box, but it did come with a metal cobbler shaker and a stand for my tablet.
From there I picked a recipe from the tons of ones listed on the app to test out. I selected a “Bees’ Knees” – one of my favorites – so I’d be able to compare it to ones I’ve had in the past.
The app provides set-by-step instructions for mixing recipes down to telling when to add the shaker to the scale and the order to pour in the ingredients. The app gives you a little ding every time you complete a step and are ready to move on to the next one. Also, if you happen to ah-hem, overpour your liquor or mixer, the app will automatically update the measurements of the remaining ingredients, so your cocktail still comes out tasting right.
The app also tells you when to add ice and exactly how long to shake all your ingredients. I needed 12-seconds to achieve the correct level of coldness for my drink.
My Bees’ Knees cocktail was one of the best that I ever had, no lie. I would totally be ecstatic if a mixologist handed me one of these at my local bar and could see myself extending my evening by order one or two more.
And, that’s the beauty of being able to mix a good drink at home. You can turn you living room into the fav hangout spot for your friends, with a little tech help on the bartending front.
Mixing cocktails – like baking- is just chemistry in a more fun form, so following the recipe is a surefire way to get an outcome you’ll like. The Perfect Drink Pro is $99 on Amazon and would be a great at-home bar addition or a fun gift for a friend who loves to entertain. -XOXO