Top 5 Margarita Machines For National Margarita Day Celebration
Wednesday, February 22 is one our country’s greatest unsung holidays: National Margarita Day! Margaritas are the most popular cocktail in the US, and there’s no better way to celebrate its official day than by slurping down one or two of the tequila, triple sec, and lime filled delights.
Of course, you can create a rudimentary Margarita at home with a few ingredients from your local liquor store, but no homemade concoction can ever quite live up to the heavenly standard set by restaurant quality frozen Margaritas.
If you’re looking to make this February 22 an especially vibrant fiesta, you need to pick up your Margarita machine to serve your guests a restaurant-quality cocktail.
When you’re shopping for a new Margarita machine, there are a variety of factors to consider, including price, ease of cleaning, countertop appeal, added features, and, of course, how often you’ll be using it. Here are five industry leading Margarita machines that are sure to transform your National Margarita Day party into the talk of the town:
The Margaritaville Key West
When a Margarita machine gets its name from a Jimmy Buffett song, you know it’s going to make delicious, ice-cold cocktails. Although it’s far from cheap, with a price tag new of over $200, the Margaritaville Key West is guaranteed to turn your National Margarita Day party into a relaxing Parrothead getaway.
One of the Margaritaville Key West’s most impressive features is its built-in ice shaver. As experienced Margarita lovers know, the hardest part of simulating a restaurant Margarita is getting the texture of the ice right.
Unlike the crushed ice setting on your freezer door or the tabletop blender you use to make milkshakes, the Margaritaville Key West is specifically designed to shave ice just for Margaritas.
The attached ice reservoir holds enough ice cubes to make two and a half pitchers of refreshing restaurant-style Margaritas, so you won’t need to replenish your ice over and over during parties.
Every part of the Margaritaville Key West is dishwasher safe, making cleanup and long-term care a snap. If you’re looking to wow guests with an authentic tiki bar experience, then the Margaritaville Key West is the device for you!
Nostalgia Electrics HSB590
If the Margaritaville Key West is a little out of your price range, or if you just don’t think you’ll get the use out of it to justify the purchase, consider this affordable Margarita maker alternative from Nostalgia Electrics.
The HSB590 offers an insulated one-gallon blending chamber that produces enough Margaritas for your party and keeps them cold for hours.
If you have children or guests who prefer non-alcoholic beverages at your parties, the HSB590 can also be used as a slush machine to make delicious, fruity non-alcoholic cocktails as well.
This Nostalgia Electrics model does leave something to be desired when it comes to ice, however. The mixer requires a recommended 10 to 15 minutes to create a smooth Margarita, and even then, large or uneven ice chunks can make drinking cocktails from this device an inconsistent experience.
If you’re trying to enjoy a festive National Margarita Day this February, the Nostalgia Electrics HSB590 will make you enjoyable cocktails, but won’t simulate that essential restaurant Margarita experience.
The Margaritaville Tahiti
This second offering from the folks at Margaritaville comes with the cost and quality associated with the industry-leading brand and offers unbeatable versatility.
The Margaritaville Tahiti is the perfect Margarita maker for your National Margarita Day celebration and any other part you have in the future. That’s because the Margaritaville Tahiti doesn’t just make Margaritas; it can make three different delicious blended drinks at the same time!
Constructed from premium bamboo, aluminum, and stainless steel, the Margaritaville Tahiti has six pre-programmed drink settings that help you make perfect Margaritas, Daiquiris, Coladas, mudslides, mojitos, and smoothies every time. You can even make up to three different drinks at the same time, satisfying a variety of guests while saving time in the kitchen.
The Margaritaville Tahiti isn’t just a great Margarita maker; it’s a great conversation piece for parties or other times you’re entertaining. Your guests will love watching the rotating ice chute distribute perfectly shaved ice into the three different cups, and their mouths will water as the colorful, fun cocktails spin before their very eyes.
The Margarita Girl Frozen Drink Machine
If you entertain frequently or love bringing homemade Margaritas to barbecues and cookouts, then the Margarita Girl Frozen Drink Machine may be the best out of all the Margarita machines on the market for you!
This is a restaurant-quality piece of equipment that’s designed to make up to 25 cups of your favorite Margarita or slush at once. That means you can fill it once, let it churn, and then watch as it supplies your whole National Margarita Day part with cocktails while you sit back and relax
Weighing in at almost 40 pounds, the Margarita Girl Frozen Drink Machine isn’t for folks with limited space who might drink one or two Margaritas a year. This is a Margarita machine for people who will be making Margaritas regularly and in large volume.
The Margarita Girl is built to last for many years with regular cleaning and maintenance and comes with a three-year warranty on its compressor and a two-year warranty on all other equipment. If you’re intimidated by the idea of performing maintenance on a piece of restaurant equipment, however, you may want to consider one of the other Margarita machines on this list.
The Waring Margarita Madness Blender
Unlike the other products on this list, the Waring Margarita Madness Blender has the familiar look of a standard blender. That means it has an unobtrusive 10” by 7” footprint that will look great on your counter or bar top 365 days a year. The plastic carafe makes up to 48 ounces of Margaritas or other blended drinks and comes with graduated markings on its side for easy measurement.
While the Margarita Madness Blender is not cheap, costing over $300 new, it is a powerful Margarita machine that is built to stand up to the rigors of a restaurant or commercial use.
The stainless steel blades of Waring Margarita Madness Blender are perfect for creating blended cocktails and smoothies, so they’re guaranteed to simulate the texture and feel of a restaurant quality Margarita.
Since it’s intended for heavy use, the Waring Margarita Madness Blender can be noisy If you like to entertain in your kitchen as you make cocktails for your guests, this device may create some challenges to a conversation.
However, if you prefer that your guests enjoy the party outdoors or in a space away from where you are making Margaritas, then this device is perfect for you!
No matter which of these margarita machines you ultimately select, be sure to lift a frosty, green glass this February 22 in celebration of National Margarita Day!