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Phylogenetic Tree of Mixed Drinks

Posted by Reese on 2009-01-10 @ 02:14pm

Jim Harriman of has created an amazing family tree of drinks using each drink’s ingredients as genes. The result is pretty cool. Read his write up for more information.

I think this kind of analysis could really be very interesting if you added some more metadata to the party.  Perhaps information such as Gary Regan’s drink categories.  I think it could show some interesting relationships between cocktails.  A project for the future indeed.

If you’re interested in some of the science here are some links you might like.

Phylogeny on Wikipedia

PHYLIP – The software package used to crunch the data

My sourceMake Magazine