Drones. Drones everywhere. When they aren’t busy bumping into commercial aircraft, pilotless aircraft are zipping around to film things and (potentially) drop off packages from 7-Eleven. But you wouldn’t expect to see a quadcopter patrolling the skies at a cocktail party or inside a trendy speakeasy, would you? 

Well, if “culinary experience company” A Razor, A Shiny Knife has their way, you just might need to watch for whirring blades the next time you order a drink. In a video created in partnership with Fernet Branca, Michael Cirina discusses how he sees drones as a “creative canvas,” and studied “the choreography of robots” in order to figure out how to program one to achieve a novel, entertaining purpose. The end result is a drone which can be programmed to shake or stir cocktails while hovering over party guests. 

While the combination of spinning rotor blades and booze doesn’t sound like a smart combination on paper, Cirino says that they considered safety its main priority. That’s why putting the cocktail together (in this case the Fernet and gin-based “pilot”) and pouring it is still the responsibility of us pathetic humans, and the drone can only take off and land from a specific platform with buttons that tell it whether to “shake” or “stir."

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But who knows what the future might hold? It’s not too farfetched to believe that we might someday be able to order a cocktail from our phones and have it delivered right into our waiting hands, all without having to talk to a “mixologist.” After all, if drones and other automated AI-powered robots are going to claim all of our jobs, the least they could do in return is make us a decent drink.