Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How are your machines different from others?
Answer: We use commercial grade machines, not cheap plastic bubble tops that require over 3 hours to freeze. We also carry double cylinder machines that can make two different flavor drinks in one machine. Additionally, we have floater machines and shot machines. Give us a call and find out how we can provide more drink choices for one machine.
Question: How much is it to rent a frozen drink machine from Margarita Machines?
Answer: Our prices vary from Margarita Machines throughout the year depending upon availability and seasonal demand. The price includes delivery and pickup in our free delivery area, (additional charge for delivery out of the free delivery area) your first mix concentrate, use of our 5-gallon pre-measured mixing container, free cups, straws, salt and the use of a bar caddy.
Question: Are the machines easy to use?
Answer: Yes indeed. We mix your first batch for you and show you how to use the machine. We leave clear printed instructions. NO ICE IS NEEDED.
Question: How many drinks does one batch yield?
Answer: One batch of margaritas makes about 73 seven-ounce drinks. Our experience shows that when given a choice between frozen drinks and bar drinks, your guests will prefer frozen. We recommend one batch for every 25 frozen beverage drinkers. One machine will deliver frozen drinks for up to 60 frozen beverage drinkers. If more guests are expected, a second machine is strongly recommended otherwise too much demand is put on the one machine and it cannot perform properly. (Additional machines discounted.) Extra mixes ARE REFUNDABLE IF RETURNED UNOPENED.
Question: How long does the first batch take?
Answer: Indoors about 40 minutes, outside on warm days, about an hour. There is no waiting between batches because you add to the reservoir as you go, preferably before the machine'’s mix-low alert light comes on.
Question: Who provides the liquor and how much is needed?
Answer: The customer provides all liquor. A four gallon batch of margaritas calls for two liters of tequila, and one liter triple sec liqueur.
Question: Are there other kinds of drinks available?
Answer: We have over 50 cocktails to choose from which include, but not limited to: Margarita, Hurricane, Zombie, Cosmospolitan, Mojito, Fruit Daiquris, Pina Coladas, Bellini, Mimosa, Mai Tai, Lone Star Lemonade, Rum Runner, Fuzzy Navel, Frozen Sangria, Bourbon and Coke, Frozen Sour Appletinii, Bourbonrita, Sangria, Sex On The Beach and Bling-Bling. In addition we offer creme drinks.
Question: How far in advance should I reserve my machine?
Answer: We recommend two weeks and longer for holiday seasons and traditional party dates like Halloween, Christmas and New Years Eve.
Buy Your Own Margartia Machine and Party Anytime!
Top of the line Parrot Ice double-cylinder machines are availble for purchase. These units have been gently used and regularly serviced by our expert technician.
Call 281-794-7975 to find out more!