Our concept for the Absolut Elyx mobile bar is inspired by the alembic, an alchemical still consisting of two vessels connected by a tube, used for distilling chemicals. The liquid in the cucurbit flask is heated or boiled; the vapor rises into the alembic hood, where it cools by contact with the walls and condenses, running down the spout into a receiving flask.
In various regions of the world. the alembic is still used to distill alcohol, and can be found as a complex apparatus on wheels traveling from village to village, offering to farmers for a short period of time the ability to make liquor from their crops.
Completely anodized in copper and equipped with motorcycle wheels, the Elyx mobile unit features with three tanks of mixers, each corresponding to a signature cocktail. Small pipes connected to the bottom of each tank can be opened through faucets to deliver the selected mixer. The bent pipe structure - mimicking the flow of liquid coming out of a pierced tank - also serves as a glass rack, and as a system to contain ice blocks, ice cubes, and Absolut Elyx bottles.