Google's New Cocktail Search Just Made Drinking At Home A Lot Classier

For those times you need a cocktail IV, but just can't happen to find one.
Martini and glass
Martini and glass

Somewhere between the rise of the "mixologist" and the appearance of clear ice cubes that cost extra, cocktail culture has become almost too pretentious to tolerate. Leave it to Google to find a way to eliminate the worst part about cocktails and deliver a simple, accessible, democratic solution. Enter Google Cocktail Search, a new feature on the Google app that just made drinking at home a whole lot better.

With Google's new search function, which was announced Thursday, you can say so long to exorbitant prices and the inevitable disdain you experience after placing your drink order. Now, you can craft authentic cocktails in the comfort of your own home with almost too much ease. All you have to do is ask Google how to make your cocktail of choice, and it will respond with a list of ingredients, step-by-step instructions and even suggestions for garnishes and drinkware.

screen shot

Picture this: You're leaving work after a long week and you basically require a cocktail IV, but no bar can deliver exactly what you want, in the quantities you desire, at the prices you need. No problem. Using the mic on the Google app, simply pose the question, "Ok Google, how do I make a margarita?” Or, if you don't have the app, type your question into Google search. Voila. You've got a complete set of directions, and you don't need to rifle through the cocktail books collecting dust in your cabinets.

To get started, familiarize yourself with Google's most-searched cocktails of 2015. (We knew Moscow Mules were making a comeback!) You don't need to commit any of these recipes to memory, because everything you need is just a Google search away. Just one thing: Despite Google's tagline, please do not call yourself a mixologist.

1
Moscow Mule
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Classic Moscow Mule recipe from A Beautiful Mess

For more Moscow mule recipes, check out our collection on HuffPost Taste
2
Margarita
Honestly Yum
Get The Perfect Margarita recipe from Honestly Yum

For more margarita recipes, check out our collection on HuffPost Taste
3
Bloody Mary
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Sriracha Bloody Mary recipe from A Beautiful Mess

For more bloody Mary recipes, check out our recipe collection on HuffPost Taste
4
Hot Toddy
Food52
Get the Hot Toddy With Dried Cherries And Lime recipe by Amanda Hesser from Food52

Did you know drinking a little whisky can help with cold symptoms?
5
White Russian
Martha Stewart
Get the White Russian recipe from Martha Stewart

For more vodka cocktail recipes, check out our collection on HuffPost Taste
6
Manhattan
Food52
Get the Manhattan recipe by Erika Kotite from Food52

Check out our Manhattan taste test on HuffPost Taste
7
Mojito
Family Spice
Get the Sake Mojito recipe from Family Spice

Check out more mojito recipes and our mojito taste test on HuffPost Taste
8
Whisky Sour
Food52
Get the Whisky Sour recipe by Erik Lombardo from Food52

For more whisky cocktail recipes, see our collection on HuffPost Taste
9
Sangria
FoodieCrush
Get the Roasted Cherry Sangria recipe from FoodieCrush

For more sangria recipes, check out our collection on HuffPost Taste
10
Pina Colada
Food52
Get the Pina Colada recipe by Merrill Stubbs from Food52

For more summery cocktail recipes, check out our collection on HuffPost Taste

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.

15 Twists On Classic Cocktails