Are the machines easy to use?
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
How many drinks does one batch yield?
One batch of margaritas makes about 60 eight-ounce drinks. Our experience shows that usually half or more guests drink the frozen drinks even if offered a choice. 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.
How long does the first batch take?
Indoors about 20 minutes, outside on warm days, about 30 min. There is no waiting between batches because you add to the reservoir as you go. preferably before machines’s mix-low alert light comes on.
Who provides the liquor and how much is needed?
The customer provides all liquor. A medium strength batch of margaritas calls for two liters tequila, and 16 oz. of triple sec liqueur. If using rum type drinks provide 2 liters per mix.
Are other kinds of drinks available?
Absolutely. Since all of our mixers are non-alcoholic they are perfect for the kiddies too. Check them out
How far in advance should I reserve my machine?
We recommend two weeks and longer for holiday seasons and traditional party dates like Halloween, Christmas and New Years Eve.
- If you have not rented a machine before, you may be surprised to learn that 50-70% of your guests will choose the frozen drinks over beer and wine. This means you can probably get by with providing less beer and wine.
- Use a dedicated 110V, 20-amp circuit for each machine. If you don’t know what that means, call us! Using a cold mix will ensure better output. During hot weather keep mix in a cool place or on ice in a cooler. Heavy gauge extension cords (12 Ga) are provided with each rental. Please do not use any other cords. Extension cords provided are typically 25 ft. and should not exceed 50 feet total length.
- Please tell us when you make your reservation if we will encounter any steps or stairways during delivery. If so, there must be one or more healthy males around to help the delivery person. Unauthorized transportation of machine(s) will result in a $500 fine. Please do not attempt to relocate, lift or otherwise move machines.