This summer, we told you about Gojee, a site that curates recipes from 162 food bloggers and is searchable by ingredients you have, crave — or even dislike. (It was indispensable to us this summer for finding preparations for our CSA vegetables.) So we’re happy to hear about the launch of Gojee Drinks, just in time for the holiday entertaining season!
Like Gojee’s food site, those with a free membership can peruse the cocktail and non-alcoholic drink recipes from more than 50 bloggers, bartenders and drink aficionados. Contributors include Michael Dietsch of A Dash of Bitters, Paul Clarke of Cocktail Chronicles, David and Lesley Solmonson of 12 Bottle Bar, Rose Maura Lorre of The Five O’Clock Cocktail Blog and Jeannette Ordas of Everybody Likes Sandwiches. Search for drink recipes based on what you crave, have or dislike. (For instance, a friend of ours insists that amber-colored liquor makes him cry.)
So if you have bitters and hankering for gin but can’t do whiskey, then Gojee will procure a recipe such as Satan’s Whiskers, the Shibuya Shake and the Aviatrix (a twist on the classic Aviator). Other cocktails that caught our eye: the Pumpkin Pie Martini, the Spruce Martini, the Raspberry Balsamic Mule and the Cucumber and White Cranberry Martini — and we can mark them as favorites to find and return to them later. In the moments you spend waiting during the search, you’ll see messages infused with Gojee’s quirky sense of humor. Our favorite so far: “Rabbits like beer with lots of hops.”
To search for non-alcoholic drinks, simply enter “alcohol” in the dislike section of the search field, and you’ll find recipes for virgin pomegranate and cranberry bellinis, salted caramel hot chocolate, rhubarb limeade fizz, ginger and honey tea, horchata and vegan peach cobbler milkshake.
Where do you find inspiration when making beverages?