My colleagues Alex Baca and Jonathan L. Fischer have been playing around with Drinkify, a site that tells you what to drink as you jam to your favorite artist’s tunes. They tried the algorithm out for some local acts:

Raheem DeVaughn

Drinkify says: 6 oz. Hennessy. Serve neat. Stir quickly.

We say: Sadly boilerplate, but it works.


Drinkify says: 1 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. Serve on rocks. Stir quickly. Garnish with fresh berries.

We say: For beer, Victory Hop Devil.


Drinkify says: 1 bottle Gin. Serve neat. Stir vigorously.

We say: Why is this the same as Thievery Corporation’s drink?

This is all well and good, but what about when I’m communing with Ella Fitzgerald? Drinkify suggests a bottle of Merlot. Hmph. Considering her popularity in abroad, the lady at least deserves champagne.