Windows 8 Release Preview App Overview: Cocktail Flow

When you select a cocktail, you are brought to the cocktail details page which shows the ingredients needed for the cocktail, a beautiful image of the cocktail and its components, and of course, the cocktail preparation. In addition, the details screen also shows cocktails which are similar to the one you are looking at. Right-clicking (or swiping up from the bottom edge) brings up the application bar, which in a cocktail detail screen allows you to add the cocktail as a favorite and/or pin it to the Start Screen.

Cocktail Flow Cocktail Details

Cocktail details

Cocktail Flow Add To Favorites

Add cocktail to favorites, Pin to Start Screen

Cocktail Flow Cocktail Details Page

Another cocktail details page

Cocktail Flow Similar Cocktails

Cocktails similar to selected cocktail

Other features of the app include introduction to the app, and cool educational content like details of barware, information about garnishes and measurements, etc.

Cocktail Flow App Intro

Introduction and general information

Cocktail Flow Barware

Barware details

Cocktail Flow Garnishes


Finally, here’s a look at how the pinned cocktails look like on the Start Screen.



Cocktail Flow was one of the apps I used to show off Metro design when my Windows Phone was new, and I am sure it will be a Windows Store highlight too. Team Distinction have a track record of extremely well-designed apps which also perform very well and Cocktail Flow for Windows 8 is yet another example.

If you are running Windows 8 Release Preview, go ahead and get the app from here.

Published by

Romit Mehta

Romit writes about mobile news and gadgets, and is currently a Windows Phone owner (Nokia Lumia 920). Find him on twitter @TheRomit. Personal site is