Updated Cocktail List

The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that for the summer BBQ earlier this year we swapped Tequila for Amaretto. Essentially, the Tequila cocktails didn’t prove very popular on the first outing.

New SpiritsWe also removed Grenadine from the mixers as it was a little too viscous for the valves to work properly.

Updated List:

Spirits:
Peach Schnapps, Vodka, Gin, Coconut Rum, White Rum, Amaretto, Coffee Liquor, Triple Sec, Blue Curaçao

Mixers:
Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice, Milk, Pineapple Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Lemon Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Red Grape Juice

Cocktails:
The Inebriator – Signature cocktail of awesomeness spat into a glass…
Pineapple Slap – Amaretto, Rum, Blue Curacao and Pineapple Juice
Identity Crisis – Amaretto, Grape Juice, Coconut Rum and Peach Schnapps
White Russian – Vodka, Coffee Liqueur and Milk
Day at the Beach – Coconut Rum, Amaretto, Orange Juice and Pomegranate
Soylent Green – Vodka, Blue Curacao and Orange Juice
Peach Dreamer – Rum, Peach Schnapps, Orange Juice and Pomegranate
Cosmopolitan – Vodka, Triple Sec, Lemon and Cranberry Juice
Voodoo – Coffee Liqueur and Milk
Hawaiian Orange – Gin, Triple Sec, Orange and Pineapple Juice
Sea Breeze – Vodka, Cranberry and Grapefruit Juice
Blue Lagoon – Vodka, Blue Curacao, Triple Sec and Pineapple Juice
Sex on the Beach – Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Orange and Cranberry Juice
Screaming Orgasm – Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Amaretto and Milk
Perfect Parnum – Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Coconut Rum and Orange Juice

The most popular of the outing (and my personal favourite) was by far Identity Crisis, followed by “The Inebriator”.

We’re always looking to improve the cocktail list, so if you have an idea for a cocktail that you think will work well in The Inebriator feel free to post your suggestions in the comments below.

10 thoughts on “Updated Cocktail List

  1. As an electrical engineer, I’m pretty impressed at the ingenuity involved in putting something like this together.

    …but as a hobbyist bartender, I’m fairly disappointed in your drink menu. Cocktails aren’t supposed to taste like fruity, sugary cough syrup (or chocolate milk shakes), which is about the only thing your contraption can dispense.

    90% of cocktails are shaken and strained into a glass. Many use freshly-squeezed citrus juice (especially lime). Many use soda water. Some use bitters.

    Have you thought about ways of addressing some of this? Because, frankly, most of my friends wouldn’t trust a bartending machine that couldn’t even make a simple martini.

    Just my two cents.

    • Hey, thanks for the feedback. I’m not sure I agree that cocktails shouldn’t be / can’t be fruity, and they certainly don’t come out like sugary cough syrup. They are all pure fruit juices (not from concentrate).

      A shake and strain mechanism would be very complicated to implement and would push up the cost significantly so it isn’t high on our list of priorities at the moment.

      We have fresh Lemon juice in the current menu, and I have come across a couple of cocktails that use Lime juice that would work well in the machine, but we are currently limited to nine mixers so tough choices have to be made (until we buy more valves at least). Bitters are something we are considering adding in, not sure if we would use the current valve system or peristaltic pumps instead.

      Unfortunately carbonated drinks don’t work very well through the valves, in fact, nothing we have tried works with carbonated drinks, they always come out flat. Shame really because it would be good to add some carbonated drinks which would also reduce the ratio of fruit juice based drinks. Post mix systems seem to be the only option, but are very expensive.

      • have you tried higher pressure for the CO2 ? I think that kegs are kept at around 15PSI to keep them from becoming flat.
        Be sure the container can handle the pressure first.

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  3. Good work, just a question why do you have de glass moving all the way back and forward? wouln’t it be faster fi the bottles where the ones moving? I mean you can’t move the glass faster because you could end up spilling part of the drink or turning over the glass but if you secure the bottles to a moving carrousel and leave the glass still you could move the bottles faster because they won’t fall or spill… anyway that’s just an idea 🙂

  4. There are several drink websites that allow you to input the drink items that you have on hand and they will give you cocktail recipes to match. That may be an efficient way to find beverages to add to you drink list b

  5. Hola, soy de Argentina, estamos interesados en desarrollar un sistema de control similar a este como proyecto escolar, gestionado con ARDUINO UNO, valoraría mucho su colaboración, aporte de librerías o soluciones en el código de programación….
    Saludos…

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