I just happened upon Drinkify.org
. Maybe you've heard about it, maybe you haven't. It's apparently been around since 2011. Basically, the site makes suggestions for which alcoholic beverage you should drink, based on the musical artist you're currently listening to. Sounds kind of cool and kitschy, right?
All you have to do is type in the name of the artist you are listening to (or want to listen to) and then the Drinkify
database (compiled by The Echo Nest
, and the creators' own bartending knowledge) determines what you "should drink."
I decided to test it out and see how great it was. I entered the following artists:
- Beach House
- Electric Light Orchestra
- The Strokes
- The Walkmen
- The Helio Sequence
- Arcade Fire
- Def Leppard
- Vampire Weekend
- The Fratellis
- Wolf Parade
- The Chordettes
- Pearl Jam
- The Black Keys
- Cold War Kids
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- Nicki Minaj
- Band of Horses
- Liam Finn
Of the 25 artists I entered, only seven had an actual cocktail recipe. For the vast majority of artists I selected, it was suggested I drink either PBR or Rolling Rock. Eww.
For the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, box wine was suggested, which I found pretty amusing. For other artists, Buckfast was suggested, which I'd never heard of, but has a pretty interesting history
and sounds like something I would never drink. Ordinary red wine or table wine was suggested for a few others. Most surprising, however, was the suggestion that I drink Beefeater gin, neat, when listening to Def Leppard! It seemed incongrous to me, but maybe I'm alone in that feeling.
I imagine that the reason PBR is suggested so frequently is because some of the artists I entered are possibly a little less well-known or
the creators aren't very into the artists I entered (because everybody's heard of Pearl Jam.) So, I can't fault them for that. But seriously, there's no way I'm drinking PBR.
For the Spoon, Nicki Minaj, Band of Horses, Beach House, The Strokes, Beyonce, and The Black Keys cocktails, check out Drinkify.org
. Be advised, you may have to look up some of the ingredients — "what is Fassionola
Have you tried Drinkify yet? And what is your opinion of PBR?
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