Martin’s Index of Cocktails

Martin’s Index of Cocktails

By Doudoroff LLC

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2014-07-23
  • Current Version: 1.2.10
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 18.36 MB
  • Developer: Doudoroff LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
Score: 4.62962
From 27 Ratings


Martin’s Index of Cocktails and Mixed Drinks is a unique and immensely practical reference to the drink recipes of the first “golden age” of the American Bar (1850s until Prohibition) and onwards. This unique entertainment resource presents over 2400 carefully curated drink recipes from the essential primary sources. Jerry Thomas, Harry Johnson, George Kappeler, “The Only William” Schmidt, “Cocktail Bill” Boothby, Hugo Ensslin, Tom Bullock, Harry McElhone, Harry Craddock, Charles Baker, and Ted Saucier are all here (plus many more) and they’ve never been more accessible. - Over 2500 drink recipes including classics and curiosities - The spiritual sequel to the old “Cocktails+” app from years back - Check off the ingredients you’ve got and this app will show you which drinks you can make - Filter the recipes on multiple criteria with just a few taps - Flag recipes and tag favorites; create custom lists of recipes - Annotate recipes with comments and cumulative likes and dislikes and build up a chronological history of your explorations - Ingredient definitions included - Sync your ingredient inventory, favorites and flagged, custom lists and journal entries across our entire suite of apps and over as many iOS devices as you like, using our free sync service - Universal app, works nearly identically on both platforms Please enjoy responsibly and in moderation!



  • A whole suite!

    By NateCow
    I’ve been using this particular app the past couple weeks as I’ve been getting more into cocktails after getting bored of the craft beer world. I just discovered the other apps the developer makes and the moment my loyalty became undying was when I realized I could create an account and sync my ingredient list across each app. I will surely soon have a dedicated folder for these apps.
  • Update is a mess

    By Nevermindalready
    I just updated the app, & it doesn’t appear neatly on my iPhone, which it used to in every past iteration.
  • Astonishing detail and presentation

    By Matthew Gaughan
    This is one of the best apps I’ve ever seen. At first I hesitated at the $9.99 price tag, but it’s actually probably underpriced! There are hundreds of historical cocktail recipes, plus detailed descriptions of different ingredients and examples to use. Superb.
  • Unlocked my mixing brain

    By PlayWorkSync
    I had been in a cocktail rut, just making the same things because I couldn’t find new ways to combine what I had and I couldn’t go by every bottle in the store. These apps opened up my cabinet to literally—yes, literally—hundreds of new possibilities. The interface is as brilliant and elegant and classy as a Vieux Carré. Do it. You’ll love it.
  • Just missing too many ingredients

    By Dudedudemcdude
    No st. Germains / elderflower, no aperol, no amaro nonino? List goes on. I’d say 20% of my bottles aren’t available. Which is upsetting because the number of drinks in the app is great, but it’s just not usable in its current form for me because of it.
  • One of the Best!

    By RoyWagner
    If you are seriously, or even casually, interested in making good cocktails, any or all the cocktail apps from Martin Doudoroff are well worth getting. They all share information, including the ingredients you have, between the apps. As a mixologist, I have tried many cocktail apps. Martin’s are the best. The user interface is excellent. The notes included from many of the great mixologists are very informative. The apps are all based on the leading mixology books and text material. Pre-Prohibition cocktails are a very interesting bit of cocktail history. Try one, add more. Enjoy and cheers!
  • Finally an Adult Mixology App!

    By OldRN
    This is not merely a list of every drink under the sun like most apps. Nor is it for the person more interested in the quantity one can drink, than the drink itself. For the person interested in mixology, the the sources in which the recipes were found, and comprehensive information on the ingredients, what may be reasonably substituted, and currently available - and so much more! This is a work actively in progress and it’s author promises to do more. Martin responds promptly and politely to queries, seeming genuinely interested in users comments and is very knowledgeable of the topic. This book calls to mind a toast from Autrims (1902) called “Old Fashioned Joys” - Old-fashioned songs, and old-fashioned weather; Old-fashioned books, and old-fashioned leather; old fashioned girls, and mothers and boys; a toast, each and all, to old-fashioned joys. Cheers!!
  • Wonderful App

    By osthill
    I am greatly enjoying this app as well as the Modern Classics. The sync works like a charm, the app is easy to search, the layout is clean and easy to use, the recipes are interesting and tempting. I particularly like the list of 1-missing-ingredient drinks, and the shopping suggestions( what to buy that will round out the most drinks). A primary source list is available on the developer's website, reachable thru the app. You can't load your personal inventory, but there is a function for notes that is very adaptable. Good job
  • Misses a key current source.

    By Copishwit
    This does not include the current formulations of new and historical sources given by the International Bartenders Association. This is important because their formulations account for changes in the manufacture of ingredients. The app's description states, "[…] presents over 2400 carefully curated drink recipes from the essential primary sources." The developer failed to specify what he considers a primary source.
  • An incredibly powerful cocktail app

    By Meat_Bucket
    This is quite possibly the best cocktail recipe app available. Included are literally thousands of recipes, compiled from most of (if not all of) the canonical cocktail recipe books of the late nineteenth through mid twentieth centuries. To collect all of these books and recipes, many of which are out of print, would cost many hundreds of dollars, so at $9.99 this app is really a great deal. In addition to the sheer breadth of recipes included, you get all of the unmatched functionality and features of the MixologyTech suite of apps. The most important functionality is the inventory feature, which lets you enter your inventory on hand in the app. It then tells you which recipes you can make with your ingredients, a particularly useful feature on this app, which can be a little overwhelming if you just start scrolling through the recipes alphabetically. With each ingredient an explanation is given of what it is, and all ingredients are provided as links so you can pick an ingredient in a recipe for example and then see which other recipes call for that ingredient. Substitutions are recommended for like ingredients when you are missing a specific ingredient but have a good alternative on hand. A sync feature that takes about 30 seconds to set up will sync all of your ingredients across all seven MixologyTech apps and across multiple devices. This is particularly handy if you use the app on both an iPhone and iPad. It also means that any time you delete and reinstall one of the apps you can just set up the sync again and all of your ingredients are repopulated immediately. Favorites and flags make it easy to find your favorite drinks and drinks you've been meaning to try. You can make custom lists of recipes and journal notes on each recipe, which is particularly helpful in this app as many of the vintage recipes will require a bit of tweaking to the modern pallet, and you'll want to notate that for future use. Recipes can be searched and filtered by various criteria including base spirit, method of preparation, drink type, provenance, and more. Many of the most classic recipes reference which pages discuss that particular drink in the books "Imbibe" by David Wondrich and "Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails" by Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh. Further reading is recommended in the app, and links are provided to hunt down quality bar tools and barware as well. Another great feature, if like me you're always looking to expand the inventory and possibilities of your home bar, is the recommendation of ingredients to acquire. Near the bottom of the home screen you'll see a count of your ingredients, and what percentage of recipes in the app that you can make from them. It then recommends the next ingredients that would most increase the number of drinks you'd be able to make if you added them to your inventory. I am having a hard time imagining how this app could be improved upon, unless it could also mix the drink for me, but then, where would be the fun in that?