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'OK, Google, make me a cocktail'

With a new update, Google Search is now your own personal bartender. Go ahead, ask it how to make a martini, Moscow mule or any other alcoholic drink.

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Starting today, Google can make you a drink. Well, not literally, but it can help you make yourself a drink. The Google Search app is getting an update to include cocktail recipes in search results, each with step-by-step instructions.

Just fire up the Google app, on Android or iOS , tap the microphone and ask "How do I make a margarita?" or "How do I make a whiskey sour?" and you'll get a description of the drink, a little bit of information on its history, followed by directions on how to put it together. You'll even see what kind of glass to serve it in and the traditional garnish for the drink. For example, with a Tom Collins, Google will tell you to serve it on the rocks in a highball glass, with a maraschino cherry and lemon slice.

Google says it culled many sources to get the most accurate, classic recipes that should produce the tastiest results. You can either use those recipes to put the drink together yourself, or reference them when you're at the bar and want to try something new, but just can't remember what goes into a mojito.

The point of all of this, besides helping you make a perfect martini, is for Google to help you find anything. The company's been paying attention to your search queries (yes, all of them) to see what people are looking for the most. Then, it cooks up new ways to give you that information without you needing to dig around for it. You can expect to see more search results like these in the future, as Google continues to find ways to surface answers to our most-asked questions.