5 of the best drinks apps to download now

As we spend more time then ever on our phones, we have found 5 of the best drinks apps so your time surfing the web isn't wasted.

Published 19th Jun 2017
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

From perfect serve gins' to recipes for all kinds of cocktails, there's an ideal (and free) app for all kinds of drinks.


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Picture: Ginventory Facebook

Find your ideal G&T no matter what your favourite gin is thanks to Ginventory. The app allows users to search for a gin, tonic or garnish and see perfect serve suggestions for each.

With a list of over 1000 gins and 100 tonics, there will be a mix to suit all gin lovers tastes but if your tipple isn't available you can let the developers know and it will be added.


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Picture: Vivino Facebook

Billed as the world's largest wine app, this is a must-have for any wine aficionado. Simple to use, all you need to do it take a picture of any wine label to find out ratings, reviews and average prices.

With over 24 million users, who can add their own wine info and ratings, the app is ideal for anyone with a passion for wine.



Beat the weekend bar queues with this brilliant app as it allows you to order and pay directly for your drinks and food via your phone at selected pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

If you're venturing further afield it'll also work in selected places in Singapore and New Zealand. Just simply select your location, choose the items you want to order, review and pay, all from the comfort of your seat or before you've even got to the bar.


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Picture: Mixology drink recipes app

Boasting a database of over 8000 recipes and 1300 ingredients, Mixology is the go to app for any budding bartender.

Search for what you have at home (or what you'd like to create) to bring up a range of recipes from simple cocktails to non-alcoholic creations, punches, hot drinks and shots. If you find something you like then just add it to a favourites list so the recipe is easy to find again.

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The Whisky App

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Picture: The Whisky App website

The Whisky App puts your whisky collection and tasting notes right at your fingertips. You can keep track of your collection by choosing from more than 2,500 bottles (or add your own), making this a perfect addition for any whisky lover's phone.

Users can also write tasting, nosing, finish notes and an overall rating from their collection. With access to more than 2,500 bottles (or add your own), the app supports all types of whisky/whiskeys', including single malts, blended, boubons and straight rye.

Information on distilleries and how to contact them is also available.


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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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