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Editor’s Update 11/11/19:
Oprah just announced this as one of her Favorite Things of 2019! We love that we’re on the same page as Oprah! Read more about this awesome cocktail machine, below.
‘The morning routine of pop in a cup, press a button, and enjoy a delicious beverage has now come to Happy Hour in your home bar! The Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine creates mixologist-approved craft cocktails in the comfort of your own home with the push of a button — no need to tip the bartender.
You provide your own alcohol — whichever whiskey, gin, rum, vodka, or tequila you prefer — and fill the five premium glass bottles provided with the Bartesian. Choose one of nine premium cocktail capsules: Old Fashioned, Gin Martini, Margarita, Long Island Iced Tea, Cosmopolitan, Rum Breeze, Sex on the Beach, Uptown Rocks, or Whiskey Sour. (Capsules available on Amazon or directly from Bartesian).
Select your strength — from mocktail to a good strong double — and press the mix button on the touchscreen. No measuring, no pouring (or spilling), no worrying about getting the mix and the taste just right. The Bartesian even recommends which glass to use! Within seconds you’re sipping, relaxing, and marveling at the ease of it all.
And no need to worry about your crisp Gin Martini being muddied by the sweet Cosmo made right before. The Bartesian’s automatic cleaning cycle runs after each cocktail, making every drink as fresh and clean as the one before. There is also a manual cleaning cycle, and the materials (including the glass bottles) are dishwasher safe. The used capsules are even fit to go in your recycling bin. Bar cleanup has never been easier or quicker!
At a mere 12.5-inches tall, 13.25-inches wide, and 12.75-inches deep, the Bartesian will fit unobtrusively on your kitchen counter, in your butler’s pantry, on the rec-room bar. Really, it’s suitable anywhere you host friends or want to unwind alone with a good book and an even better drink. It’s a simple unpack, fill the bottles, choose your capsules, and go!
Is your home bar overflowing with juices, simple syrups, bitters, and other mixers that have been sitting around for who knows how long? Need to toss them all and restock because you don’t remember which ones are still good or not? Now you can just toss them entirely and let the Bartesian cover it all.
The sold-separately capsules are made from concentrated liquid ingredients — fruit juices, bitters, and non-alcoholic liqueurs. There are no powders that clump and refuse to dissolve. They’re dated to indicate maximum freshness when stored at room temperature, and last far longer still when refrigerated. And the capsules are alcohol-free, which means you can make mocktails or virgin drinks just as easily as the strong stuff.
And the menu gets even better in January 2020! Bartesian will be releasing capsules for the Gimlet, Negroni, Sazerac, Paper Plane, and Spiced Coffee, along with a Mint Julep that will make this incredible machine a must-have when Kentucky Derby Day 2020 eventually rolls around!