Do you enjoy trying different kinds of drinks but don’t like making them yourself? If so, then a new product called Barsys, may be just the thing for you. Barsys is an automated cocktail maker controlled via your smartphone. It comes pre-loaded with over 2,000 recipes, giving you and your guests an immense variety of drinks to choose from.
Akshet Tewari, CEO of Barsys, came up with the concept of his automated cocktail maker, unsurprisingly, during finals in college. He began sharing the idea with others and made it official by founding the company in 2014.
The controls on Barsys are quite limited, this is because everything is operated directly from the Barsys app that is available for both iOS and Android. Not only are users able to select from over 2,000 recipes, they are also able to tweak them to their liking thanks to built-in customization options. On top of that, the app also keeps track of consumption and uses this information to know when to send notifications that it’s time for a refill.
A black and stainless steel design helps convey that the Barsys is a luxury product. It features an interactive lighting system along the bottom where glasses are placed. The color of the lighting changes as the drink is mixed, letting you know how close it is to being finished. You can get a feel for how it works and check out how glasses are smoothly shuffled around during the drink-making process in official Barsys video.
With room for 5 base spirits up top and 3 mixers along the side, lots of recipes can be made without the need to swap ingredients. Since the Barsys comes with thermally insulated containers, you can expect temperatures to be held for up to 18 hours.
Perhaps the best part of Barsys is its speed. Users simply need to select the drink they would like via the app, and within 15-30 seconds, their drink will be ready.
The first market targeted by the Barsys’ team was India, with a launch date of Q4 2017. Moving onto 2018, the company is now preparing to launch in the US and Europe, with an expected ship date sometime in August.
With an anticipated launch next month, the Barsys can be yours soon. It is available for pre-order today via their website and is priced at $1050.00. There is no word on if the cocktail maker will be available at third-party retailers, but the fact that we found a product listing on Amazon’s India website does give us some hope.