I've been poring over Ted Haigh's just-released 2nd edition of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. I thought it might be neat to see how many times each liquor is represented among the 100+ recipes in the book. Thankfully, his liquor index made that pretty easy. Anyway, then I got the idea of doing a "Wordle" representation of the results. Here it is - all of the cocktail recipe liquors represented as a conglomeration in graphic form. The size/weight of each word represents the number of times the liquor is used.
Incidentally, I discovered that the ingredients of the Alamagoozlum are neglected from the index. I've added them in this representation. I also tried to eliminate double counting as much as possible. I think that this is a fun way to look at the recipes. As you can see, we'd be nowhere without gin! Hope you all like it. Here's a link to the Wordle gallery version. Enjoy.
That's good, thought-provoking fun! Thanks!