You know what’s better than coming home from a long day and making yourself a cocktail? Having one made for you at the touch of a button. Sound too good to be true? Well the inventors of the Somabar have made all your dreams a reality with this Keurig-like cocktail maker. The only question I have is why this took so long to exist.
All you need to do is fill up the airtight Soma Pods on the side of the machine with your favorite liquors and mixers, and then in five seconds you’ll have a perfectly crafted cocktail just waiting to be sipped. Can’t decide what you’re in the mood for? No problem! The Somabar will even give you suggestions of classic cocktails you can make with the ingredients you have on-hand.
“If you put in ginger beer and then vodka, it’ll give you a list and say, ‘OK, now you can make a Moscow Mule or Madras or you can make etc., etc.’,” CEO Dylan Purcell-Lowe told USA Today.
Even better, these Soma Pods are dishwasher-safe, reusable, and portable, so you can keep your ingredients cold in the fridge until you need them. And on top of the Somabar is a silver cap that holds bitters for even more crafty cocktails.
And if that’s not enough, the machine has a self-cleaning mechanism that flushes the whole system with water in between every drink, so no more messes (at least from making cocktails … no promises about your toddler and his juice).
The inventors of this amazing device say that it can make up to 300 cocktails, all controlled from your smartphone. According to the Somabar Kickstarter website, that number could soon grow when the product launches internationally. “Better yet, anyone in the world can add cocktails to the Somabar app, so who knows how many we will soon have.”
Although this isn’t the first attempt at a robotic bartender, most until this point, like the Makr Shakr and Monsieur, have cost thousands of dollars. This new invention aims to be a little more practical for average households.
You can preorder the Somabar now for $429, and shipments will begin before the end of July — just in time for the daily back-to-school grind.
h/t: Scary MommyMore On