Introduction: The Corpse Reviver

This machine mixes a Corpse Reviver #2 cocktail. I built it as part of an artist residency in Vienna in 2009 with the group Monochrom, which, along with the group Shifz, organizes the Roboexotica event every year: a festival of cocktail mixing robots, etc. When asked to design a cocktail machine, I quickly decided the biggest challenge would be to mix and cool the ingredients. The design you see is my solution to this issue: hold the ingredients, then release them through a diffuser over ice, then recombine them in a funnel. The idea for the cocktail came from my sister Caitlin, a cocktail genius, and lent itself to the medieval alchemy theme created by the glassware and the blackened steel parts.