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Phylogenetic Tree of Mixed Drinks

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

Jim Harriman of SpaghettiLogic.org 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

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