Whether you’re a mojito maven or a Manhattanite who loves Manhattans, a refreshing cocktail is the perfect way to reward yourself for a productive day. But you don’t have to go stir-crazy to mix up your favorite drinks. In fact, the only thing you need is a few simple ingredients, your smartphone and this hot new bar accessory. The MixStik is an LED stick that offers the ultimate recipe for success in making mojitos, daiquiris, Bloody Marys and more in a matter of minutes, with no bartending skills required — seriously!

The MixStik connects to your phone via Bluetooth and works with a corresponding Android or iOS app. To get started, choose a cocktail recipe using the app. The LED lights on the MixStik will light up with different colors, each corresponding to an ingredient in the cocktail recipe. Place the MixStik in the glass and add the required ingredients listed in the app, according to the colors designated by the MixStik.

For example, if you select piña colada, the app will list coconut milk, rum, pineapple juice and ice. Starting with the bottom ingredient listed, coconut milk, add the ingredient to the glass until it reaches the top of the corresponding color on the MixStik. Repeat this process with all of the ingredients listed. Take out the MixStik, shake up the concoction and pour it into a glass to serve up piña coladas, mojitos and Bloody Marys in two minutes, margaritas or cosmos in one minute or other luscious libations in no time at all. According to the website, the MixStik app can help you make hundreds of recipes.


Like your fave local bartender, the MixStik caters to your needs. You can calibrate each recipe according to your shaker’s size, so you can have perfect proportions with every drink. You can even specify in the app whether you want to make one or two glasses. Don’t want to shop for ingredients? Tell the app what ingredients you already have, and the app will recommend drinks based on those ingredients. The MixStik even doubles as a motion-sensitive light source, so you can put on an impromptu one-man or one-woman light show and keep the party going long after drinks are served.

Ready to start mixing up your favorite drinks right at home? Sign up on the MixStik website to be notified when their Kickstarter Campaign launches at the end of this month. Based on early estimates, you may be able to keep company with this pint-sized bar buddy for only $39.

Will the MixStik make your dreams of becoming a self-made bartender come true? Let us know in the comments below!

(h/t Engadget, photos via MixStik)