• Trevor Fry

Tipple Book




  1. an alcoholic drink. "she drank several glasses of sherry, her favorite tipple"

There's a million+1 cocktail books out there chocked full of recipes to dig into. There's also a million+2 recipes on the internet to try.

Seeing that most tipples (cocktails) are made in similar ways, I decided to try and breakdown the process into easy-to-read recipe cards to be able to quickly reference various drinks, as well try new varieties and custom concoctions.

What you see here is version six of this design as I used the cards and made changes based on what I felt was needed, like the source of the drink, notes, a simple rating system, etc.

These are formatted to be printed on a standard 8.5"x11" sheet of paper, and cut directly in half on the small cut marks to fit in a mini-binder.

If you'd like to make your own book, feel free to download the PDF here:

TippleRecipe_v6 (1)
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I'm not sure how everyone goes about deciding what drink to have or make, but I typically like to start with the main spirit so I added dividers to break out the recipes by just that.

However, even with those dividers, sometimes I'm still a little stumped and not sure what to consume. I stumbled across a flowchart to help pick drinks:

Pretty neat, but it was too busy for what I was looking for and didn't print well on a small sheet of paper so I decided to remove some of the details that I didn't need.

...A few hours later and I had more of an homage to the original flowchart than a reference, but it works quite a bit better for my needs (easy-to-reference, follow, and can be printed on 8.5"x11" paper.

I wasn't able to fit it on a 1/2 sheet of paper, so I decided to fold it and put it in the front of the book, but I couldn't just have a plain-white sheet of paper there, so I added a design to the back (printed upside-down, though I likely could have just turned the paper around in the printer):

Now I need to go through and ensure I have all these recipes in this book, but I'll do that on the fly.

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