I’ll be the first to admit that I was not made to be a bartender. I can make a pretty mean mimosa, but I don’t think that counts as a craft cocktail. There are times where I won’t have the right ingredients, I’ll get the proportions wrong, or I’ll just try to create a drink off the top of my head. This can either result in a surprisingly tasty drink or one that will go right down the sink. Pre-made mixers used to be my go-to, but they have the tendency to taste second-rate to fresh, real ingredients.
Bring in the Bartesian single-serve cocktail machine. I can make a high-quality cocktail quick and easy with an array of capsules filled with the exact amount of fresh juices, bitters, and extracts I need to make my drink of choice. No need to measure or pour- all I need to do is fill the five dispensers with my base spirits of choice – whiskey, tequila, vodka, gin or rum, and water- and insert a cocktail capsule into the machine. Once the capsule is inserted, it’s immediately identified and the machine automatically draws the correct alcohol for that cocktail. I can even select my preferred strength, from a mocktail to a double.
With a variety of different cocktail capsules, there’s something for everyone. I have been loving their Rum Breeze capsules. It’s a sweet, tropical blend of pineapple, lime, and strawberry juices, rum, and a hint of coconut. Drinking one makes me feel like I am on a tropical island even though I live in the middle of Tennessee and the closest thing I have to a beach is a kiddie pool in my backyard. My roommate prefers tequila, so she loves the Margarita capsules, and her boyfriend says the Old Fashioned tastes just as good as one from a good bar.
In conclusion, it’s safe to say I highly recommend the Bartesian. It’s the perfect addition to your home bar, and would make a great holiday, birthday, or “just because” gift. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet night in or throwing a party, this machine takes the time and guesswork out of making a great tasting drink. I no longer have to worry about my long-standing cocktail-making issues – now, I have my own personal bartender (no tipping required).