The freedom of summer allows for more opportunities to get together. Spending time on his boat with friends inspired Tyler to solve a problem he didn’t even know he had: if there is no bar or kitchen available, “mak[ing] good mixed drinks [to] share with everyone” can be a struggle. The solution was Pnumix, Tyler’s own business based in Colorado.
Tyler and David, the creators, have dreamed up a product to help. Tyler said the idea began in 2008 and after connecting with his partner, David in 2018, a “self-taught CAD/Design wizard,” the two created the Pnumix expecting to hit the market in September 2023.
The idea sounds simple: liquor in one chamber and a mixer in the other, both chambers are kept cool to mix and go. However, either no one has done it before or no one has made one that is easy to use. According to the founders, there are other products on the market, but what makes this different is it’s completely portable, allows for people to use their own liquors and mixers, and not have to purchase “cocktail packets,” essentially Keurig pods only for cocktails. The Pnumix allows for more personal choice with different settings for cocktail strength or number of shots to include in a cocktail, helping people to get creative when imagining their own recipes.