Steven Shamlian Creator of Things

email: [my first name] at [this domain]


2013 October

What Bottle Next?

Being relatively new at home bartending, cocktails both interest and intimidate me. They look cool and, when mixed well, taste great; but if you don't have the right ingredients, you can't try new things. Unable to find a good guide for how to start a personal bar past the very basics, I wrote a little Python application to help me to figure out what bottles to buy to get the most "bang for the buck." The application takes a comprehensive list of ingredients, a folder of recipes, and a list of the things currently in my bar inventory, and returns suggested cocktail recipes (and new bottles to buy). Other features include the ability to tag affinity (love/hate) for particular ingredients, which allows drinks to be highlighted accordingly. This project was fun not only as a means to an end, but also because I got to contribute to an open source library and learn about git when I found and fixed a bug.

12/57

Next project: → Clock Five

Previous project: ← Robot in 3 Days

What Bottle Next?
What Bottle Next?