Brio Smart Coaster lit up on Bar

The Brio Smart Coaster: Technology Reimagining Nightlife

Social connectivity meets drink safety technology in Brio, the world’s first socially-connected smart drink coaster that offers drink protection along with interactive features and a social network.

Brio Smart Coaster, the world first socially connected smart coaster that acts as your wingman

(Wilmington, NC) – June 20, 2017 – New Potato Technologies, Inc. – a crowd favorite in app-enabled technology products – breaks new ground with the launch of Brio, a smart coaster that pairs an interactive app and drink safety technology to enhance a user’s social drinking experience.

The bar has been raised in the realm of cool drinking technology. Designed to bring people together in social settings while adding an extra layer of defense from drink tampering, the Brio Smart Coaster is now available for purchase.

The Brio Smart Coaster is conveniently sized to fit into a purse or back pocket, to be taken to restaurants, bars, or any nightlife establishment to spark new connections and provide a source of entertainment; all while helping the user keep track of his or her beverage.

Brio features 24 bright white LED lights that illuminate in unique patterns and comes with coaster inserts that express a user’s personality. Additional inserts, including custom-designed coasters, can be purchased separately.

By connecting the free Brio Smart Life App to their Brio Smart Coaster via Bluetooth, users have access to innovative and engaging features, including:

Introducing Brio: Technology Reinventing Your Night Out

  • Brio Mingle: Users create real-time reports that other users can use to guide their evening plans and find places or events that fit their Vibe.
  • Brio Actions: Brio can perform a multitude of actions with a simple tap, including “Find my Brio”, which allows users to locate their drink. Other games and customized light functions are also available.
  • Guard Mode: Place Brio on a drink and activate Guard Mode through the mobile app. If someone tampers with the drink, Brio will display a light sequence alarm and send a notification to their mobile device.

The Brio Smart Life app is currently available on the App Store for iOS devices and will be released for Android devices later this season.

For updates and more information, follow Brio on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @briosmartlife.




About New Potato Technologies

New Potato, located in sunny Wilmington, North Carolina, is a creative design firm that extends iOS and Android platforms into innovative areas, and specializes in electronic product development from concept to production.

Visit the Brio Smart Life Newsroom for more news and articles about the Brio Smart Coaster.

This Saké Sangria is a deliciously refreshing blend of fruits and herbs that is perfect for summer sipping.

Epic Saké Sangria for Summer

Nothing beats the heat like a little [Saké] Sangria!

Sangria isn’t just for wine lovers anymore! This Saké Sangria is a deliciously refreshing blend of fruits and herbs that is perfect for summer sipping.

Nothing beats the heat like a little [Saké] Sangria!

The concept of sangria has always been just outside of my reach, as I just so happen to be allergic to wine. I know that must sound tragic to some of you, but I have a delicious alternative to wine without the extreme headache: Saké.

If you’ve never tried Saké before here’s a quick crash course in the different types of saké.

Saké, contrary to popular belief, is not rice wine. It’s actually brewed like beer, and even has a higher alcohol content than both beer and wine! But much like wine, saké makes for a great base for sangria.

Nigori saké, unfiltered saké that is “cloudy” or “milky” in appearance, is a popular choice for saké based cocktails and sangrias. Hakutsuru Sayuri Nigori Saké is one of my favorites for its creamy sweetness and mild floral notes.

The combination of this mildly sweet saké and pear juice is delicate and delicious, and may not require much extra sweetener, which is why this recipe gives you the option to add simple syrup or not.

This is how you make our Summer Saké Sangria!


Saké Sangria

Yields: 6 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 Bottle Hakutsuru Sayuri Nigori Saké
  • 4 Ounces Sparkling Water
  • 2 Ounces Pear Juice
  • ½ Teaspoon Simple Syrup [Optional]
  • 1 Pear [Sliced]
  • 1 Grapefruit [Sliced]
  • 5 Sprigs Rosemary
  • Grapefruit Section for Garnish
  • Sprig of Rosemary for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Stemless Wine Glasses
  • Pitcher
  • Bar Spoon



Saké Sangria: Add saké and pear juice to a pitcher with ice. Drop in the mixture of rosemary, sliced pear and grapefruit, and stir together. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Remove from fridge, and top with sparkling water. Stir to combine and let stand. Pour into a stemless wine glass over a couple of ice cubes. Garnish with grapefruit section and sprig of rosemary. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 120 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 12 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 8 Protein (g) 0.5 Sodium (mg) 10

This Saké Sangria is a deliciously refereshing blend of fruits and herbs that is perfect for summer sipping.

Hand Crafted: Classic Cocktail Recipes from the Brio Smart Life Blog

Kellie, head blogger at Brio Smart Life

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Creative Director | Web Designer | Blogger | Sake Enthusiast | Resident Ginger