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I love cocktails, and I love data.

I had this data visualisation idea for a long time, and finally put it together for a party a while back.

What I really like is that both the ingredients and cocktails are organised automatically optimising for shortest distance. This results in drinks with similar flavour profiles being listed together. My ambition is to share a nice photo and a recipe for all of these drinks on here.

The visualisation should also serve as a nice way to think about what to buy when starting a home bar. For instance, it’s clear that Gin, Sweet Vermouth and Campari is a cornerstone of many drinks. These are also the three ingredients to the Negroni, so with just these, you can already get started with your home bar. Keep in mind, however, that these drinks are ruthlessly selected based on my preference, so what it really tells you simply that I really like Gin, Vermouth and Campari.

There is, of course, a big spreadsheet behind all this which can be seen here. I used one of my favourite visualisation tools RAWGRAPHS to make the alluvial diagram as a vector file and Sketch to design the poster.

Based on the data of drinks that I make, I would suggest you stack your bar with the following:

IngredientTypeIn cocktails
Sweet VermouthAromatised wine10
GinSpirit10
CampariBitters8
VodkaSpirit6
Dry VermouthAromatised wine5
BourbonSpirit5
AngosturaBitters4
CointreauLiqueur4
White rumSpirit3
Whisky (Rye)Spirit3
AbsintheSpirit3
Lillet BlancAromatised wine2
Fernet BrancaBitters2
Cherry liqueurLiqueur2
Scotch WhiskySpirit2
Dark RumSpirit2
TequilaSpirit2
Peychaud’s BittersBitters1
AperolBitters1
CognacSpirit1
CalvadosSpirit1
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EV Compare

When I started considering buying a car, it obviously had to be electric. But which one? The market is developing rapidly, and with all the different versions, it was hard to find out which cars actually provided the best range of options.

The first thing I made was a table with some core data points. Like all potential EV buyers, I think my first concerns were cost, and range.

That is a long list, let’s try and plot this as a scatter:

A few findings clearly emerged.

  • There is a lot of competition around the DKK 350k-450k base cost. These cars range from less than 400 km to more than 600. Quite a difference, considering similar price range.
  • Tesla does a good job of providing “range for value” (especially after their price change). Model 3 Long range stands out from the crowd providing an incredible +600km range with significantly lower cost than Ford’s Mustang
  • ID Buzz is a silly, silly car (but it looks so cute)
  • If you can manage with 385 km range, Nissan Leaf is an absolute bargain.

I found it interesting to think about which cars have the best “cost to range ratio”, most simply defined as how much does the vehicle cost pr KM of range:

Total cost in DKK / Range in KM = Cost per KM range

Size

Another key concern for me is size. This becomes easier, as we only need to consider the model, not the versions.

A key factor is how much space the car has in the trunk, vs. how much you can move with the seats down:

Trunk space and max storage for selected models.

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Manhattan

You’ll need:

  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz Rye or Canadian whisky
  • 3/4 oz Sweet red vermouth
  • Maraschino cherry (Garnish)

How to make it:

Stir ingredients over ice, strain and serve straight up in a cocktail glass.

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Climbing has been a passion for years, but somehow I’ve never really tried to Deep Water Solo (Climbing over water with no rope). It’s a crazy combination of climbing and bouldering with a lot of extra fear.

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Cocktail night

The most important ingredient to any cocktail is the people who drink it.

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Americano

A classic Aperitif first served in Gaspare Campari’s bar, Caffè Campari in the 1860s. Very easy to make, low alcohol level and just tastes great on a hot summer day.

You’ll need:

  • 1 part Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 part Campari
  • Dash of Soda water
  • Orange peel

How to make it:

  1. Add plenty of ice to a mixer, and stir the alcohols well
  2. Strain into a large wine-glass, over a single large ice-cube if possible
  3. Add orange peel and serve

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