Hunkerin’ after the easy going, laid back lifestyle of a tropical island? Here’s a quick fix for that: give the Margaritaville margarita machine a spin and you’ll find yourself smiling again.
This small kitchen appliance has everything needed to help your “state of mind” transition into that “state of being” as Jimmy Buffett would put it – and he ought to know! You could actually describe it as a blender on steroids fixated on tropical drinks.
Stick with me, it gets better… 😉
This specialty blender’s job starts with shaving – NOT crushing – the exact amount of ice from its reservoir to complement the number of drinks you choose to make, and then automatically blending that ice with your favorite ingredients for deliciously smooth libations.
Some frozen drink machines will produce larger quantities and a greater variety of drinks than others. But regardless of model, they all show up ready to party… ready to find out which of these frozen drinks blenders has your name on it?
1. Bahamas Drink Maker
The Bahamas frozen concoction maker with No Brainer Mixer (DM0700) is the obvious choice for novices in the art of creating tropical island drinks at home.
Markings up the side (5″W x 5″D x 7.625″H) allow you to effortlessly add the right amount of ingredients for pina coladas, daiquiris and ‘ritas. A simple twist releases your concoction into the 36oz (3 drinks capacity) shatterproof, lightweight plastic blending jar.
Start the automatic ‘Shave’n Blend’ cycle and watch the Bahamas’ 450-watt motor get to work shaving ice from its reservoir (holds enough for one full pitcher) and blending all ingredients for a perfect tropical drink right in the comfort of your own home.
Use the manual shave & blend controls to customize to your exact preferences. Once you’re done, pop open the hatch and serve with a clean pour.
Sporting Margaritaville maritime detailing and white finish with key lime accents, the Bahamas drink maker measures 8″W x 14″D x 17″H.
2. Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker
Powered by a 450-watt motor, the Margaritaville Key West frozen concoction maker DM1900 (newer model of the DM1000) is a dependable workhorse with durable housing and a 36oz easy pour blending jar made of sturdy glass.
Decide whether you want 1, 2 or 3 drinks, and the four pre-programmed settings will tell the Key West the exact proportions of ice and ingredients needed to make your favorite drinks from classics such as pina coladas, daiquiris and ‘ritas to fruity homemade frozen concoctions.
The extra large, party size ice reservoir can supply enough ice for up to three full pitchers of frozen drinks. No need to worry about drinks getting over diluted: a small container in the back catches any melted water. Manual controls allow you to ‘shave only’ or ‘blend only’ for customized drink consistency.
The maritime blue Key West measures 9″W x 14″D x 18″H.
A special Jimmy Buffett Margarita Machine Anniversary Edition (DM1946) was created to mark 10 years of amazing frozen concoction making. The Jimmy Buffett replica signature proudly displayed next to the Key West Margaritaville maritime logo makes this frozen drinks blender a collectible among fans.
The shiny surface behind the pitcher also features a palm tree and a seaplane together with the telltale signature… set this baby up on your bar, and let the party begin!
It comes with The Ultimate Party Guide, a recipe book full of frozen drink, food and party ideas.
3. Fiji Margarita Blender
The Fiji frozen drink machine (DM2500) comes with an easy pour jar and regular lid –beware, the lid with flip top spout as pictured is no longer available!
With commercial UL approval for both residential and commercial use and equipped with a grounded three-prong plug, the Fiji runs on an impressive 550 watts of power.
Its 36oz easy-pour glass blending jar allows you to create 4 pre-programmed drink cycles: margaritas, daiquiris, mudslides or smoothies. Use the 1-, 2- or 3-drink settings for smaller batches. Controls allow you to manually or automatically shave and blend to your exact wishes.
The Fiji’s ice hopper holds enough ice for almost 3 full pitchers (twice the size of the original DM1000), and it also has a reservoir to catch the melting ice so your drink of choice does not get diluted.
The Fiji commercial margarita machine measures 9″W x 14″D x 20″H and comes complete with smart Margaritaville® maritime detailing. Its brushed metallic finish with stainless steel & cranberry red accents will lend a sophisticated touch to any beach or backyard party.
4. Bali Margaritaville Margarita Machine
A 650-watt motor powers up the Bali (DM3500) and allows its 60oz jar capacity to produce 6 drinks per pitcher. With 4 pre-programmed drink settings, the Bali can make ‘ritas of course, plus daiquiris, coladas as well as smoothies.
Dual settings allow you to blend your choice of either a 30oz batch or a full 60oz chamber of frozen concoctions, while manual Shave and Blend controls let you customize consistency.
One push of the self-dispensing lever sets the unique remix channel in motion, sending your blending mix into the blending chamber to be refreshed before being poured for restaurant-quality consistency. The Bali frozen drink maker features premium quality brushed metallic housing with polished stainless steel accents and measures 12.7″W x 18.7″D x 22″H.
5. Margaritaville Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker
The DM3000 Tahiti Frozen drink machine, a.k.a. as the ‘3 margaritas fountain’, runs on a powerful 700-watt motor and can make an amazing 72 ounces of perfect drinks at a time – in seconds! It also sports 6 automated drink settings pre-programmed to blend restaurant-quality margaritas, daiquiris, coladas, mudslides, mojitos and smoothies. So if margaritas are not your preferred libation, nothing to worry about.
Sit back and watch the motorized ice chute rotate from one shatterproof, lightweight plastic jar to the next, creating one delicious drink after another. The ice reservoir can hold enough ice to make up to 144 ounces of frozen concoctions. Choose between the ‘shave only’ and ‘blend only’ settings to customize your drink to perfect consistency. This baby is hard to ignore…
Heavy duty die-cast components are housed under premium bamboo wood accented with polished stainless steel and brushed aluminum finishes. For an almost perfect square (19.34″ x 19.5″ x 19.5″), the Margaritaville Tahiti frozen concoction maker sure is sexy – the perfect party machine!
6. Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker
The MD3000 automatic mixed drink maker is definitely on the expensive side. It may be a showoff (17.3” x 11” x 22.2”), but it also packs a major punch.
Picture not one but FOUR color-coded liquid tanks (54oz each) with matching cap, drip tray and cover:
.White tank: flexible, as long it’s liquor (vodka, tequila or rum)*
.Red tank: cranberry juice
.Green tank: sour mix
.Orange tank: pulp-free orange juice
*Additional spirit bottles can be purchased for added flexibility.
Just fill the tanks with mixers and the liquor of your choice, and use the drink wheel selector for the drink of your choice. Feel like playing roulette? Choose the “Lucky 7” button and see what comes up. And if you’re not happy with the bartender’s selection – simply spin the wheel again!
With the flip of the Drink Strength selector, turn the regular 8-ounce drink into a double. 😉
An instruction manual covers this little Houdini’s every angle, including a list of all 48 different cocktails it’s capable of producing – 16 distinguished drinks each per spirit!!!
This easy-going crowd pleaser mixes while you mingle – finally, a small appliance that can read your mind… No more dealing with a clutter of bottles and not only that, but it practically washes itself, as both basin and drink chute are dishwasher safe. The Margaritaville mixed drink maker is definitely for serious partyers…
7. Travel Bag for Portable Margarita Machines
Oh, and if you’re planning on taking road trips with your Margaritaville margarita machine, what better than a travel bag with foam-padded interior designed to get that beauty there safely – or for perfect storage when you are not using it. You can choose between two travel bags for portable margarita machines:
The Margaritaville AD1200 Universal Travel Bag was designed to house the Bahamas, Key West and Fiji models only. The Bali can squeeze in provided you remove its reservoir first which will then fit in the front with its lid on the side.
The AD1200 travel bag features a foam padded interior with a dual zipper pull flap and a nylon carrying handle. A large outside pocket with hook and loop closure will store your accessories.
And if you can’t bear to leave your MD3000 mixed drink maker behind, relax. It too can travel in comfort, secure in its very own custom designed Mixed Drink Maker Travel Bag (AD5100-000-000). So if you have a portable party in mind, no need to fret – this durable bag will cocoon your prized blender and keep your traveling bar organized.
Made of durable, water repellent canvas with a reinforced padded base and double-stitched seams, its foam-padded interior and dual-zipper pull flap will keep everything safe. Stash bottle openers, corkscrews and napkins in the two oversized cushioned accessory pockets with hook-and-loop closures, and you’re good to go! An adjustable nylon shoulder strap and padded shoulder cushion ensure a comfortable ride to your destination.
So… ready for your home to become this summer’s party hub? With a party machine that is easy to master, you can have a lot of fun watching it mix drinks like a pro.
Whether you enjoy making fruity smoothies or have more sophisticated adult cocktails in mind, a Margaritaville margarita machine is all you need to get the party started. Go ahead, bring the islands to your own backyard – no passport needed!