The good people at Flowing Data uncovered this old graphic which they dubbed the “Engineer’s Guide to Drinks.” The name’s fitting: unless you’re an engineer these diagrams will probably leave you more frustrated than inebriated.
The graphic uses an intricate system of symbols, patterns, and shadings to illustrate the precise proportions and exact ingredients for 44 classic cocktails, including champagne coolers, vodka gimlets, and one intimidatingly complex concoction called a Zombie.
Check out the full size PDF to see the the drinks in full dot and stripe detail.
I’m not sure I’m enough of a visual learner to get much real use out of this, but if anyone gives one of these a go, I encourage you to drunk-comment the results. [Flowing Data]