Steven Shamlian Creator of Things

Buried in Minutiae


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.

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