Remember when single-serve coffee machines were the newest, coolest thing on the market? And then we all thought we would be able to single-serve our entire lives in the near future. Well, we weren’t all wrong. The Drinkworks drinkmaker—a cocktail bar in a machine, if you will—is pretty damn close to that vision.
It’s a countertop appliance that whips up single-serve cocktails, beer and wine Keurig pod-style. (Makes sense, considering it’s from Keurig and Anheuser-Busch.) Yes, we said single-serve beer.
The Drinkworks machine is just like a fancy Keurig, except it’s boozy. Feed it a pod, and a cocktail comes out (alcohol and all). When the machine launches later this year (it’s in preorder now), there will be a total of 15 cocktail pods to choose from (margaritas, cosmopolitans and Moscow mules, to name a few), plus beer and cider.
OK, very cool. But is it worth ditching your bar cart? The machine itself costs $299. And each pod is about $4. You’ll also have to stock up on CO2 tanks to run the machine—they’re about $7 each and can fuel up to 18 drinks. And yet, it’s still cheaper than hitting the bar for a fancy cocktail, at least where we’re from… The future looks great, guys!