K-cup cocktails? Keurig launching a cocktail-making machine

Shaking up your favorite cocktail could soon be as easy as pressing a button. Fans of the Keurig coffee machine can soon buy a cocktail-making version of the appliance.

Photo courtesy: Drinkworks

Keurig and Anheuser-Busch teamed up form a new joint venture, Drinkworks, to make a new machine that promises to be the Keurig of cocktails. The new product is called the Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig.

According to The Verge, there will be 15 cocktails at launch, including a Moscow mule, margarita, mojito, and Long Island iced tea.

The Drinkworks Home Bar works similar to the popular Keurig machine, but instead of coffee pods, the machine works with single cocktail pods that have a unique barcode on them.

Photo courtesy: Drinkworks

The machine scans the code and then determines the temperature and carbonation for each drink. Drinks can be made in three sizes: 3.9 ounces, 6.5 ounces, and 8.1 ounces.

The machine costs $299. Each cocktail pod costs $3.99, or $15.99 for four.

You’ll have to wait a little before you can buy one of these bad boys. The machine is currently being tested in St. Louis through a pilot program that will launch on November 19. The Drinkworks Home Bar will also be available for preorder online through Drinkworks’ website or at select physical retailers.

Drinkworks hopes to expand availability in 2019.

For more information, visit the Drinkworks website.

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