Excerpted from a WSJ article on cocktail databases for iPhones:
Based on a German-language cocktail Web site, Cocktails is only nominally in English, and a testament to the limitations of automated computer translation. Take the recipe for a fruity, creamy Saint-Tropez. The directions are a triumph of bone-crushing German syntax: “Carefully Grenadinesirup the glasses back down on the run. Now the Blue Curacao aufschichten above. Now the milk foam and the air masses as a hood to give the cocktail.” Don’t forget the garnish — cherries, orange slices “then add decorative Minzblätter.” And what drink isn’t better with a little decorative Minzblätter?
I really want to know what Grenadinesiruping entails. I suspect it’s nothing good.
Actual translation, and recipe link, after the jump: Read more