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Brief Published: 24 Jun 2015

Create Your Own Cocktail Machine


Canadian entrepreneurs have created a new single-serve cocktail machine called the Bartesian that is currently seeking crowdfunding via Kickstarter.

The device features four cylinders containing different varieties of alcohol such as vodka, rum, gin and tequila. To concoct their drink, individuals need to place a ready-mixed recyclable capsule containing the liquidised ingredients inside the device. The machine then uses intelligent barcode technology to scan the chosen capsule for cocktail recipes. Finally, the user then selects the strength of their drink – light, regular or strong – using the display panel, and the machine gets to work.

If the device goes into production, users will be able to create six different cocktails including classics such as a Margarita and Sex on the Beach, as well as Bartesian concoctions such as the Bartesian Breeze, which comprises rum, strawberry, pineapple, lime juice and coconut water. The machine will be priced at $249.

As previously explored in Intelligent Food, technology is rapidly altering our relationships with food and drink. In particular, data analysis tools are enabling a ‘self-quantification culture’. In addition, devices that allow individuals to create high-quality food at home are proliferating. See more in Kitchen of the Future.

Tools that enable individuals to create and personalise their own alcoholic drinks at home are also becoming more commonplace. See Ageing Whiskey at Home and Create Your Own Craft Beer for more on this. For a wider look at the latest cocktail trends, see New Cocktail Culture