BLACK+DECKER brings innovation to your countertop or home bar with the Bev by BLACK+DECKER, an award-winning, single-serve cocktail maker. This simplistic beverage dispenser gives you delicious, customized drinks at the touch of a button. Whether you’re enjoying a cozy night in or hosting the next football game, enjoy flavorful mixed drinks from the comfort of your own home.
What Comes in the Box
When opening the Bev by Black+Decker, you will find:
(1) Cocktail maker
(1) 750ml capacity water bottle
(6) Straws with stoppers
(1) Removeable power cord
(1) Straw cleaner
The Bev by Black+Decker boasts an easy-load liquor system. The beverage dispenser can hold five 750ml bottles directly in the machine. Upright bottle placement allows you to display your choice brand of vodka, whiskey, gin, rum, and tequila. Once you’ve unboxed your cocktail maker, you’re ready to set it up.
First, slide the straw into the bottle until it touches the bottom and slide the bottle stopper down until it fits entirely in the top of the bottle. Next, you’ll want to make sure the straw lock is up, place the straw in the slot, and press the lock lever down. Do this for all five alcohol bottles and the included water bottle. Lastly, you’ll want to power up your machine by plugging it in and pressing the power button. The lights will blink and then turn solid once your device is ready.
How it Works
Enjoy the simplicity of the Bev by Black+Decker with these easy steps:
- Insert the Bartesian Cocktail capsule of your choice
- Select your drink strength
- Press Mix and enjoy.
Bottles must be placed in their designated spot for dispensing the correct drink. The names of the five spirits are located in each spot, indicating where the bottle should be placed. The barcode scanner inside the capsule holder scans the top of the pod and allows the cocktail maker to pull from the correct bottle.
Depending on your drink choice, you’ll want to choose between a glass or shaker to have the drink dispensed into. If a shaker is recommended, the LED shaker light will illuminate.
When selecting your drink strength, there are four options: mocktail, light, regular, and strong. Mocktail means there is no alcohol in the drink. Light is .5oz, regular is 1.5oz, and strong is 2.5oz.
Bartesian Cocktail Capsules
Don’t worry about having to keep ingredients on hand when hosting your next event. The Bev by Black+Decker is used exclusively with Bartesian cocktail capsules. These fully-recyclable pods are made with real ingredients, including natural juices, extracts, and bitters, so that you can enjoy effortless cocktails without artificial colors or flavors at home. With over 40 capsule options, there’s a drink choice for everyone. These pods are sold separately and can be found at most major retailers or on the Bartesian site. You can buy six-packs of your favorite drink or check out the variety packs.
Set the mood for any occasion with the six LED lights at the base of the Bev. You can choose between standard or party mode. Standard mode illuminates all the bottles for a premium look on your countertop or home bar. When in party mode, the lights begin flashing, offering an exciting light show for you and your guests.
Easy to Clean
If you hate spending hours cleaning up after a party, you’ll love the Bev’s easy-to-clean feature. The drink machine self-cleans after every drink and has a cleaning mode cycle, which is recommended to be used every 30 days. The stainless steel straws, drip tray cover, water bottle, and capsule holder are top-rack dishwasher safe. Recycle your empty liquor bottles once they’re empty.
Use the drink pods alone or add a twist and make it your own.
Here are some easy ideas to try with your favorite drinks.
What you’ll need:
Bartesian Cosmopolitan capsule
A martini glass
Lemon, orange, or lime wedge
- Run the citrus wedge around the edge of the glass.
- Turn the outer edge of the glass into the rimming sugar until the entire rim is coated.
- Place the ice-filled cocktail shaker on the drip tray
- Insert the Cosmopolitan capsule and use as directed.
- Shake for a few seconds then pour into your martini glass
- Garnish with the citrus of your choice
Pineapple Mai Tai
What you’ll need:
Bartesian Mai Tai capsule
A lowball glass
2 oz Pineapple juice
2 oz Orange juice
- Pour the orange juice, pineapple juice, and a splash of cherry grenadine into your cocktail shaker.
- Place the cocktail shaker, with the previously poured ingredients, on the drip tray.
- Insert the Mai Tai Bartesian capsule and use as directed.
- Shake for a few seconds, then pour into a lowball glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with a cherry and umbrella
What you’ll need:
Margarita Bartesian capsule
Jalapeno coins with seeds removed
.5oz agave syrup
- Run the lime wedge along the edge of the glass.
- Pour the rimming salt into a dish larger than the mouth of your glass. Turn the outer edge of the glass around the rim until it’s fully coated. Set the glass aside.
- Add the agave syrup and 2 of the jalapeno coins to the cocktail shaker.
- Place the cocktail shaker on the drip tray.
- Insert the margarita cocktail capsule and use as directed.
- Shake vigorously and pour into your ice-filled margarita glass.
- Garnish with a jalapeno coin.
What are the dimensions of the Bev by Black+Decker?
The cocktail maker is 12-1/4″ wide X 15-1/2″ tall X 12-1/2″ deep when fully assembled.
Can I put sparkling water in the bottle?
Black+Decker recommends only using still water in the water bottle.
What happens when a bottle runs out?
If a bottle runs out while the cocktail maker is mixing a drink:
- The Bev will enter ‘pause mode’ for 2 minutes to allow you to replace the bottle.
- Do not power off if this happens, it will reset the machine and the current pod will no longer be useable.
What size drinks does the Bev make?
Cocktails are crafted to replicate those you would find in a bar or cocktail lounge. However, the drink strength would determine the ultimate yield of the drink as the amount of liquor would increase or decrease depending on your preference.
The Bev by Black and Decker makes hosting parties or relaxing after a long day easier than ever and is a must-have for any occasion. You will never run out of options with the growing assortment of drink pods and unlimited ways to make drinks your own. Buy yours now at Acme Tools.