What Are You Listening To? There’s a Drink for That.

Lizz’s Team Pick

It happens to everyone: the drink/music mismatch. Maybe you’re at a club dancing to Lady Gaga but for some reason you find yourself enjoying a full bodied Syrah. Maybe, on the other hand, you’re sitting in the dark on the floor of your apartment with your girlfriend and ten cats listening to Al Green and drinking Jagerbombs. It’s just wrong. Luckily, three Bostonians fixed all that at Music Hack Day Boston 2011 with their amazing new website Drinkify. What’s the pitch?

Drinkify automatically generates the perfect* cocktail recipe to accompany any music.

*May not actually be perfect.


That’s right. You type in a musical artist and Drinkify automatically spits out the perfect drink. Now, apparently Drinkify uses The Echo Nest and Last.fm databases to connect genres and tempos with drink types, but as far as I’m concerned this is just magic.

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      • FM is epic in concert. I saw them like the day AFTER St. Patty’d day and no joke, the 80% of the crowd was drunk and the mosh pit was like a giant barroom brawl. But in the end when they broke out the slow meaningful songs everyone stopped moshing and was very ‘let’s hold hands and sing along’

        So in summary we were all drunk and brawling and moshing, but then we were hugging and crying and singing. And there was a lot of leather involved.


  1. Immensely satisfying! Except that I’d never drink red wine at a Trampled by Turtles concert. I’d drink a frothy beer, whatever’s local. And I’d drink a LOT of it. :D However, their choice for Devil Makes Three is completely on the ball. :D

  2. I don’t know, I’m pretty disappointed in the Tom Waits entry. Nevada Pale Ale? Really? I mean, I don’t know my liquor all that well, but pale ale seems pretty weak for Tom. Bourbon, scotch, and whiskey are the first that come to mind.

  3. And for every remotely “indie” band, they just suggest PBR. Lame.

    They even suggest PBR for The National! Do they know nothing about for whom that wine is intended?

    This is so disillusioning.

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