This program stores recipes for a wide variety of cocktails and alcoholic beverages. Like most database-oriented applications of this kind, Bartender's Companion's interface is rather plain Jane, although its logically organized design makes it easy to locate any recipe you need in moments. In the left pane, you'll find a tree-based structure organized into such categories as beer drinks, cocktails, frozen drinks, and punches. Clicking any category reveals numerous subcategories; for example, the cocktails section is broken down into drinks based on vodka, rum, bourbon, and tequila. Not only does this program tell you how to make each drink, it also gives you nutritional information, such as calories and carbs. Although the included library of recipes seems rather comprehensive, you can add your own via a simple right-click. Professional bartenders and folks who host a lot of cocktail parties can benefit from this handy program.
What's new in version 2004
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedJanuary 9, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5.5
Create, organize, print, and e-mail your recipes, calculate costs, and get nutritional information. The application's other features include an ingredient database, inventory, Web integration, import and export, a reference library, shopping list, a powerful search engine, clone recipes, customizing recipe views, and an integrated spelling checker. It comes with more than 650 free recipes.