Making a robot that can replace a skilled bartender is hard. People and businesses have certainly tried—the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, has a few that look like they’re straight off the back of Doctor Otto Octavius—but they were designed for the industrial bar. Who with think of the home bartender looking for shortcuts? Apparently the Bibo Barmaid, a countertop device that’s like a Keurig for cocktails, will.
Bibo launched in 2016 and promised to bring bar quality drinks to your kitchen. It’s about the size of a small Keurig and kind of looks like one too. To make it work, you insert a liquor pouch and a pouch of cocktail flavoring. Claremont Distilled Spirits in New Jersey sells the liquor pouches, and they come in vodka, whiskey, rum and agave spirit. The cocktail flavors are made by Bibo, and come in Rum Punch, Appletini, Margarita, Mai Tai, Paloma and Cucumber Melon flavors. Once those are in you just have to hit the button and voila: a mixed drink comes dripping out as easy as a cup of coffee.