Mix drinks app Cocktail Flow gets a refresh for Windows 8.1, just in time for Christmas

Cocktail Flow is one of those apps that's not only gorgeous and really shines on Windows Phone, but the app itself has been available for years. The team behind Cocktail Flow also released a Windows 8 version, which has recently been refreshed for Windows 8.1. Sober up and pass the break to see what's new in version 2.0.

Before we kick off what's new in this latest release, if you're not familiar with Cocktail Flow, it's an app that helps introduce you to new alcoholic beverages - in the form of cocktails. We've looked that the Windows Phone app numerous times in the past, but the Windows counterpart really compliments the overall experience nicely.

You've got access to hundreds of recipes, with full preparation walkthroughs and badges to help filter through beverages that match your immediate requirements - be it shooters or longer drinks, rum based or brandy. Drinks are presented with sweet animations and images for everything you'll need to craft the perfect cocktail (or attempt to do so).

Cocktail Flow

Version 2.0 of Cocktail Flow introduces a brand-spanking new design that looks stunning on tablets and HD displays. If you've never enjoyed reading up and mixing drinks together, prepare to be amazed as soon as you load up the latest version of Cocktail Flow. Since this is a Windows 8.1 release, you're also looking at full large size Live Tile support.

Then you have numerous improvements that include more Snap View control and revamped search with the new system introduced by Microsoft. This isn't the end of the road either as we've learnt that more updates are on the way, so be sure to remain tuned to our feeds for more details on future features and functionality.

You can download Cocktail Flow (opens in new tab) from the Windows Store. Also, be sure to grab the Windows Phone version (QR code below) while you're out there downloading apps.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Any updates to drinks list? Last I checked, some popular drinks were absent.
  • +1 for more drink updates
  • Beautiful app.
  • Cocktail flow has always been the first app I go to to show people how nice the Metro style is when done right. I had no idea this was on windows 8 as well!
  • Finally
  • Cocktail flow is a great app but needs serious updates to the drink database.  They promised hundreds of drink updates way back in December and from what I've seen that never materialized.
  • It's true. Gorgeous, but even when I have a lot of ingredients, almost all of the available cocktails are some variety of liquor + lemon juice + ice. The app needs a boost in available combinations.
  • ^ This (*hic)
  • It was the first app i installed when i bought my WP7 Focus. But even the best design means nothing when you lack in content. I was excited when I saw it in the windows store but I found it even more lacking in recipes.
  • Wow! I was just asking for this to happen!