This ‘Bartesian’ Bartending Machine Makes Cocktails From Capsules

It’s the alcoholic Keurig

The Bartesian makes cocktails just like a Keurig makes coffee and tea.

You’ve heard of coffee and tea in pods suited for a Keurig or similar types of machine. But is alcohol more your style? Meet the Bartesian.

This machine creates cocktails the way a Keurig brews coffee from a K-cup. According to TechCrunch, the Bartesian uses small glass bottles filled with liquors like vodka, tequila, gin, and rum to add booze to your desired cocktail.

The folks behind Bartesian have a campaign on Kickstarter and are recruiting backers. Current cocktail options include a margarita, Sex on the Beach, cosmopolitan, Zest Martini, Bartesian Breeze, and Uptown Rocks, with more selections to come as the product expands. The liquor is poured through its assigned slot on the machine and mixes with the capsules when “brewed.”


There are no artificial powders or high-fructose corn syrup in the capsules, and each Bartesian comes with a cocktail shaker. Bartesians start at $249 for the early bird special, which includes 12 capsules and the shaker. After the Kickstarter campaign, they will retail for around $400. Bartesians purchased through the Kickstarter page are estimated to be delivered in April 2016.