The “Martha Stewart Cocktails” iPhone app* takes more than a full minute to launch – completely unacceptable on today’s powerful smartphones – only to deliver a motley collection of “cocktails” that mostly rely on fresh or unusual ingredients and novel combinations (as well as the not novel but dreadfully predictable “Blue Martini” vodka/blue curacao abomination), rather than mixological insight or skill, making it very difficult to recommend for anyone.

(As a side note, I am going on a much needed, 3-week vacation.  Unless I find a cool amaro that everyone needs to know about right away, I’ll see you in August.)

*As usual, I got this as a free review copy.