Absolut vodka has released an iPad app that offers 3,000 cocktail recipes.

Drinkspiration Home Edition is designed to help retailers and consumers create cocktails using a selection of base spirits including vodka, gin, rum, whisky and tequila. Users can follow step-by-step video guides on mixing cocktails and share recipes via the Absolut website and Facebook.

"The iPad is the perfect platform for a drink-mixing application," said Adam Boita, marketing manager at Absolut owner Pernod Ricard UK.