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I love working on Make me a cocktail, trying to create new functionality for users, to help them create great cocktails from limited budgets or hoards of spirits. But it takes me hundreds of hours and thousands of pounds a year to sustain. Keeping it a clean, ad-free experience - which is important to me, and hopefully you - means it's partially subsidised by the generous support of users like you, and the rest is taken out of my own pocket as my labour of love. So if you find any joy, use or help in it, please consider a modest donation - however much you can afford when it comes from the heart, it's the kind of gesture that makes me warm with appreciation.

There are two options: You can join the loyal userbase who make Make me a cocktail possible month in month out and become a Sustaining Patron with an automatic monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of tea and a good lunch:

♥ £3 / month
♥♥ £5 / month
♥♥♥ £7 / month
♥♥♥♥ £10 / month
♥♥♥♥♥ £25 / month

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...OR, you can become a Spontaneous Supporter with a one-time donation of any amount:

We work in British pounds old chap, but the numbers are roughly the same for dollars...

Where does your money go

We believe in transparency in where your money goes; most of it goes to support the site's running costs (as well as an occasional coffee, tea, cocktail and cake). Of course most of your loving donations go to just keeping the site up to date, administrating new cocktails, creating new lists and creating amazing new features (see some tech updates here). However some of our direct running costs can be seen below and what it costs us as a base to keep this site alive every month.

Name Costs / month Type Notes Website
Server £370 Infrastructure Running a dedicated server with UKFast, a high spec because we believe in serving you your data fast ukfast.co.uk
People per hour £45 Copywriting For some of the blog postings and to ensure we keep on top of interesting articles peopleperhour.com
Mailjet £15.95 SaaS Used to hold email address lists safely and securely, and send out the occasional mailers mailjet.com
Adobe fonts £10 SaaS We've got some custom fonts on the site and use Adobe Fonts to serve them adobe.com
Stackpath £8 Infrastructure Our CDN of choice for offloading some of the files and ensuring you get your content quickly no matter where you are in the world stackpath.com
Mailchimp / mandrill £7.80 SaaS We use Mandrill as our drip emails when actions happen mailchimp.com
GSuite £5 SaaS Mostly to deal with the @makemeacocktail email address' gsuite.google.com
Yearly total £5541

Affiliate products

Now and again we get some products to taste (yummy) or test (ooooo). We honestly test and review every affiliate product , and recommend only what we personally love and use ourselves! We don't make much money, but if you do see an affiliate product on the site, please do consider using the links provided - every little helps.

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Now go forth, drink a nice cocktail and enjoy yourself.

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