Single-serve machines have just gotten a bit more grown-up with the latest addition to the market—the Bartesian. The Canadian mixed cocktail machine eliminates the time spent mixing up drinks so hosts can spend more time with their guests instead of in the kitchen slaving away.
So how does it work? The machine operates almost exactly like the Keurig, using premixed flavor pods to craft a variety of different alcoholic beverages. The catch, though, is that Bartesian’s cocktail pods are recyclable! Not even Keurig’s K-Cups are recyclable, which the inventor of the popular coffeemaker even bemoans.
Consumers supply their own alcohol in reservoirs on each side of the machine, which can store four base liquors. To make a drink, they just pop one of six different cocktail pods into the machine, adjust the flavor strength on a digital screen and press a button to begin the process. Each capsule contains non-alcoholic ingredients, like juices, bitters and liqueurs.
The only downside, the robot bartender doesn’t talk back. However, at least you don’t have to worry about leaving a tip and can feel better about the environment while enjoying your happy hour.
The Bartesian offers three popular drinks and three signature drinks that include a Margarita, Cosmopolitan and Sex on the Beach. Pre-sales for the Bartesian will retail for $299 and is set for delivery in April 2016.