Free Recipe API Support
The API and site will always remain free to access at its basic level.
If you love our service and want extra features you can sign up as a Patreon supporter for $3.
You can cancel anytime. This allows us to pay for the servers and bandwidth and develop new features and content.

Test API Key
You can use the test API key "1" during development of your app or for educational use (see test links below)
However you must sign up to Patreon if you want a production API key if releasing publicly on an appstore.
All data is returned in JSON format. We recomend Json view chrome extension to view the data in your web browser.

API Production Key Upgrade
All Patreon supporters have access to the beta version of the API which allows mutiple ingredient filters.
Supporters also get special lookups for Popular and Recent Cocktails. You can also list the full database rather than limited to 100 items.
You also get access to the latest and multi random image API methods.
Finally you also get access to adding your own cocktails and images.
Please sign up on Patreon and you will be sent a new key.

Email: [email protected] (please state if you are a Patreon Supporter)

API Methods using the developer test key '1' as the API key

Search cocktail by name

List all cocktails by first letter

Search ingredient by name

Lookup full cocktail details by id

Lookup ingredient by ID

Lookup a random cocktail

Lookup a selection of 10 random cocktails (only available to $2+ Patreon supporters)

List Popular cocktails (only available to $2+ Patreon supporters)

List most latest cocktails (only available to $2+ Patreon supporters)

Search by ingredient

Filter by multi-ingredient (only available to $2+ Patreon supporters),Gin,Anis

Filter by alcoholic

Filter by Category

Filter by Glass

List the categories, glasses, ingredients or alcoholic filters

Drink thumbnails
Add /preview to the end of the cocktail image URL
/images/media/drink/vrwquq1478252802.jpg/preview (100x100 pixels)

Ingredient Thumbnails
(100x100 pixels)
(350x350 pixels)
(700x700 pixels)