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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:
Drinkify says: 6 oz. Hennessy. Serve neat. Stir quickly.
We say: Sadly boilerplate, but it works.
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.