App of the Week - Highball

App of the Week, Highball (Geek Chicago)

There’s nothing like gathering with friends to try a new, exciting drink, is there? Whether you’re serving as an amateur mixologist at home, or coming together at your local speakeasy to sip something tasty, cocktails are a great way to experiment with different flavors while discovering what makes the classics work.

For those Geeks out there who love to make and share creative cocktails, Highball could just be your new favorite app.

Developed by Studio Neat, the Highball app is a great way to log, discover, and share cocktail recipes, from the classics to the cutting edge. For serious spirit aficionados, the app is a great way to store and share your favorite recipes, so you never have to hit the bar empty-handed.

When you first start with the app, Highball immediately presents you with a few cocktail recipes to try out, including classics like an Old Fashioned and Mint Julep. But the main focus of this app is to give users a chance to create their own mixed drink recipe cards, giving you the handy ability to “choose the ingredients, description, and custom drink image for each recipe,” according to the app’s description.  

So, after you discover a new favorite, you’ll be able to create and effortlessly share the recipe card with fellow cocktail lovers on your social media page. Whether you mix up something tasty at home, or you want to immediately remember the delicious homemade drink you tried at the bar, Highball is an easy way to store and share the information you need to drink well, all at your fingertips.

And if you’re lacking the tools to make the perfect cocktail, the app’s developer Studio Neat include a link to their online store to purchase various kits and gadgets, including a Neat Ice Kit, Simple Syrup Kit, muddler, and more.

Ready to start collecting and sharing your favorite drink recipes? Highball is available to download in the App Store for free.

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Jason Finn

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Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

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Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

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