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The Best Margarita Machine for ALL Occasions!

Make Use of Your Home Margarita Machine On Margarita Day

Do you know National Margarita Day is February 22nd? With the summer season quickly approaching it will soon be time to enjoy an ice cold Margarita out by the pool. The best way for the perfect margarita is investing in a Home Margarita Machine its a smart way to go especially if you host a lot of parties or enjoy entertaining family and friends. In fact, the drink most of my guests at Upscale Drinks request is a “Crushed Strawberry Margarita.”

You won’t even have to step out the door looking for the nearest bar or restaurant to visit. Having your very own Home Margarita Machine is convenient and useful anytime you are in the mood for a margarita or other cocktails. Margarita machines are versatile and can be used to make non-alcoholic drinks such as smoothies and slushies for the kids to enjoy as well.

Below I have featured some wonderful Home Margarita Machine products that have great reviews and are the most popular with consumers. I will also list some of the best margarita and cocktail recipes that have been the most requested. Doesn’t an exotic strawberry margarita and/or a pina-colada sound just delicious right now?

Margaritaville DM3000 Tahiti Home Margarita Machine

Do you enjoy Luau parties or other big extravaganza’s? This Margaritaville DM3000 Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker will make you the hit of any party! It has 3 independent blending stations that offer the best in frozen concoctions restaurant style drinks that will knock your socks off! It features 3 blending pitchers with 6 automated settings, its custom programable to shave ice for blending spectacular Pina-coladas, Daiquiris, Mojitos, Margarita’s or other array of cocktails that your imagination can think of and it also produces wonderful smoothies to boot!

This Margaritaville DM3000 Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker is so simple to use, just fill the top reservoir with ice, in the blending jars fill them with your favorite ingredients and press the appropriate button to start the machine. It has the capacity of holding enough ice to produce 144 ounces of concoctions. You can use the manual controls to select thinness or thickness of your drink. This Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker contains a rear reservoir for melting ice thus preventing those dreaded watered down cocktails.

This Home Margarita Machine is ideal for those of you that enjoy hosting big parties or events. This Margaritaville DM3000 will be the topic of conversation for all your guests to enjoy their favorite drinks. It’s crafted beautifully with detailed bamboo wood, along with polished stainless steel accents and brushed nickel. This machine is easy to clean and is safe to use in the dishwasher. Watch the video demonstration of this awesome Margaritaville DM3000 in action.

 

 

Margaritaville DM1000 Home Margarita Machine

Be the life of any party with your very own Margaritaville DM1000 Frozen Concoction Maker, I haven’t met anyone yet that doesn’t enjoy a good ole Margarita from time to time. We bought our very first Margarita maker a few years ago and it is still going strong, we enjoy having family and friends over for our gatherings and its always lots of fun to make some fruity cocktails especially, my favorite “Crushed Strawberry Margarita’s.”

This Home Margarita Machine will certainly do the trick when it comes to serving up high restaurant quality margarita mixes with this easy to use kitchen appliance. It is not just an ordinary blender but with just a touch of one button it has the ability to automatically shave ice and can blend up to 32 ounces of your fruity concoctions. First add ice to the top reservoir then pour your ingredients in the glass jar, the margarita machine will do the rest.

Some other wonderful features this particular margarita machine contains are an easy to clean design, simple front access controls, a stable base, and comes with a glass jar that has a drip free spout with a generous handle for serving gracefully and it measures 15 2/3 x 11 x 21 inches. This will make a great gift for any family member or friend, get them started with their very ownHome Margarita Machine.

 

Margaritaville DM0500 Bahamas 36-Ounce Home Margarita Machine

Who want’s to party! Show your guests you care when you make them the best Margarita’s ever with this Margaritaville DM0500 Bahamas 36-Ounce Frozen-Concoction Maker, you simply can’t go wrong with this Home Margarita Machine that is very easy to use. This unit easily shaves ice automatically and can blend up to 36 ounces of your favorite margarita mix. The reservoir for the ice can hold enough to make one full pitcher during 1 automatic cycle, it has the capacity of melting the ice into a rear reservoir thus eliminating watered down drinks.

It is made up of two motors, one is used for shaving ice and the other motor blends the drinks; its unique blend and shave feature cycle brings about the best batch of frozen crushed Strawberry Margarita’s. This Home Margarita Machine is very easy to clean by simply wiping it clean yourself or its also dishwasher friendly. This machine comes equipped with 4 drink coasters, tin salt tray and a quick easy start/instructional guide manual, a shot glass, and cocktail recipe book.

It measures approximately 14 2/5 x 8 2/7 x 18 inches, it is a very handsome looking Home Margarita Machine with its nautical design, along with its chrome accents and tropical colors. Everyone will be asking, “Is it Friday Night yet?, call all your friends over for some delicious crushed Strawberry Margarita’s. After your friends get a taste of the drinks your Home Margarita Machine makes, they will surely want to own one themselves.

Margaritaville DM900 Battery-Powered Frozen-Concoction Maker

How about a Home Margarita Machine that you can take with you on the go! This cordless Margaritaville DM900 Battery-Powered Frozen-Concoction Maker is the gadget that will do just that! It’s designed for active people that enjoy outdoor activities such as spending time at the beach, pool, camping, tailgate parties or other such type parties. It is equipped with an 18 volt battery pack that holds enough power to make as many as 80 delicious drinks at a single charge.

You are sure to be the life of any party with this concoction maker that will serve up restaurant style drinks with this really simple to use Margarita Machine. Simply pour in your favorite drink ingredients into the blending jar, load the ice in the top reservoir and push the start button, very super cool to operate. This blender can mix 36 ounces at a time with its programmable feature that allows this blender to automatically shave ice to make remarkable mixed drinks, It is great for making smoothies and slushies too!

This Cordless Margarita Machine provides as much reliable performance as the electrical plug in models with complete mobility. This handsome colorful with graphite style finish machine measures 10x21x15 inches and weighs 18 lbs. and features easy-access front controls. Warning to those with sensitive hearing, this model may be very loud to operate, but really no different than any other blender that is out there on the market. It is known to be a little heavier to carry because of the added battery weight and its size will take up a bit more of your counter space. Nonetheless, for portability, this full-featured Margarita Machine will deliver the goods in or out of the home.

 

Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker

Who needs a Bartender when you have this gizmo to serve up all the drinks your guests can handle. This Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker can make up to 48 different types of delicious cocktail drinks. This custom drink machine is great for big party’s such as birthday’s, holiday celebrations or even block parties which will surely make you the talk of the neighborhood. You will have convenience and satisfaction knowing that your guests can self-serve their own custom made drinks with this fabulous Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker.

All that is needed is to add your choices of liquor and mixers into the 4 selected containers and with just the press of a button, Voila, a delicious custom ordered cocktail! This innovative first of its kind, home Mixed Drink Maker, is all that is needed to make a fantastic assortment of cocktails for your guests. Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker is easy to use and set up, it features 4 removable tanks that are color coded for identifying the type of liquor contained within. To make the drink of your choice simply turn the wheel to view your drink options then press the center so that it can mix then dispense the cocktail.

It has an electronic screen which displays not only the name of your selected cocktail but also displays its recipe. Some minor issues to note about this Mixed Drink Maker is its short cord, but nothing that an extension cord can’t quickly resolve. Once you have filled your Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker with liquor, you shouldn’t move it; I recommend you select its spot for the night before filling it. With this Mixed Drink Maker you can’t use fruit juices containing pulp nor use carbonated beverages.

I highly recommend this Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker for anyone that hosts a lot of parties; while you mingle, your guests can select their own cocktail with a turn of a dial and a push of a button!

Nostalgia Electrics MSB-64 64-Ounce Margarita and Slush Maker

This Nostalgia Electrics MSB-64 64-Ounce Margarita and Slush Maker is wonderful for making ice cold drinks by grinding and shaving ice to perfection. Make your favorite blended mojitos, pina coladas, daiquiris, Margarita’s along with other chilled refreshments that only your imagination can make happen with this blender of sorts.

This Home Margarita Machine uses a patented mechanism for shaving and grinding ice that does not leave big chucks of ice as your more common blenders. Its blending jar has a capacity of 64 ounces which is made of polycarbonate that is very durable and easy to clean. This blender is very easy to use and can make a great gift or addition to your kitchen appliances with its boisterous red color and sleek look. Spring and Summer are just around the corner, so don’t delay gets yours today.

jello shots

Jello Shot Cups

The BEST Jello Shot Cups Guide

You wouldn’t think it, but there are actually a lot of considerations when you’re looking to buy jello shot cups. So even though it might be a really boring topic, we decided to write you this guide anyway.

You have size, do you want one ounce or two ounces?

Do you want paper or plastic jello shot cups?

Do you want colored or clear?

Or do you just want the cheapest shot cups and move on…

So, having thrown far too many parties as well as owning a bar, I think I can give you a really good breakdown as to what you should and shouldn’t buy when it comes to cups for jello shots.

Sizes

First, let’s talk about size. Size does matter 🙂 Both in amount consumed and price per cup.

The standard shot sizes are one ounce and two ounces.

Deciding which size to choose is more of a personal preference and anything else. But most people go with 2 ounces. And I suggest you do the same unless you’re creating your Jell-O shot masterpieces for a children’s party.

That it’s best to keep the sugar down as much as possible. I’m talking about sugar, though forget you can use sugar-free Jell-O.

The next point I want to hit has to do about being environmentally friendly.

When it comes to choosing paper or plastic, it’s the same old debate as choosing which bags to use a supermarket.

Personally I just use the paper cheap ones when I’m making a ton of shots for family and friends.

But if I’m trying to be artistic, and I want to layer my Jell-O shots, then I use the clear plastic ones.

Again, it really depends on what you’re using these four. If you’re just making Jell-O shots for some frat party, nobody’s can a care what the shot actually looks like. All they’re going to care about is getting ripped. So the paper cups are not only cheap but also super easy to dispose of.

On the other hand if you’re creating artisan Jell-O shots that are three layers deep in a festive color combination, then you’re going to want people to see your artistic abilities. That’s when the clear Jell-O shop cups come in.

One last thing to consider is if you’re going to need lids for your shots.

Don’t forget, if you’re planning on traveling with your Jell-O shots, you need some way to keep the Jell-O in the cup.

There are two easy with fixes for this.

The first one is if you have a good sized baking sheet or an actual commercial baking sheet, you can just use the paper cups and then use Saran wrap to cover him up. It works and it’s easy.

The second one is you really care about how your shots look aesthetically, then you just going to want to go with the plastic cups with lids. It really is the best option.

Okay, so hopefully I’ve given you some things to think about when it comes to buying Jell-O shot cups. It’s not rocket science, but there are a few considerations.

Now hopefully you know what you’re using the cups for. So now it’s time to move on and figure out which option is the best to buy for what you’re going for.

Paper Jell-O shot cups

paper jello shot cupsSo let’s start with the easiest. Paper jello shot cups may be the one of the more environmentally friendly options out there, but they are not always the most practical.

There are plenty of pros to them. They’re super cheap, they’re disposable so no mess to contend with, and you can usually get a hold of them pretty easily.

The main disadvantage with paper cups is that they can leak, leaving your fridge a mess and your cups rather soggy when it comes time to shoot your shooters.

And when it comes to eating the actual shot out of one of these, you pretty much have to squeeze out whatever you can while hopefully not breaking the bottom out of your cup. Or licking the sides where the jello sticks between the cracks where the paper folds.

And even though you might be able to more easily recycle paper, it’s not such an Earth friendly option if the paper cup is still covered in jello, which is likely to be the case.

Usually though, they won’t be recycled at all. But at least these cups will break down over time in your local dump, so for the environmentally friendly drinkers out there, this is your best option if you’re looking to throw them away.

One tip when using paper Jell-O shot cups. Try to use them as soon as possible. Don’t let the Jell-O sit in them too long. The longer the Jell-O sits inside the cups, the more they stick to the paper. So the best case scenario would be to make your jello shots in the afternoon and use them that night.

Plastic Jello Shot Cups with Lids

The obvious advantage to using plastic cups with lids is that they are plastic and therefore won’t leak and that they have optional matching plastic jello shot cups with lidslids which helps them stay fresh and make them easy to store and transport.

It’s one thing to make them in your kitchen, another to get them to where the party is.

But where these cups really stand out is that most plastic cups are completely see-through which means you can make some really beautiful Halloween or Christmas shots using the festive colored appropriate Jell-O and your shots will end up looking beautiful enough to be the centerpiece of your party. Who doesn’t love a little color, right?

And of course these cups come in both 1 ounce or 2 ounce varieties. And the cost is minimal.

Some not only that, there usually sold either with lids or without them. So if you don’t need him, you can even save a few pennies more and lessen the load on the environment.

And of course there’s always a few cons. The biggest disadvantage for the average jello shots containers is that there are usually made from a very cheap and easily broken plastic. So when you try to squeeze out the Jell-O, you sometimes just end up breaking up the cup in making a bigger mess than anything else.

So if kids are involved, you might want to just give them spoons as well.

ez squeeze Jello Shot Cups

jello cupsThese cups were definitely a great idea. The company actually makes products specifically for jello shots. And nice ez jello shots and easy to squeeze cups are perfect!

But… truth is, these things don’t stand up the way you think they would. So here’s my quick overview…

Pros: These cups have some pros for sure. They are cheap, they don’t leak and according to their manufacture, they help shorten the chill time of your shots setting up. They also really do allow you to shoot your shot more easily than say the paper cups do.

But one caveat as far as the pros, when I made my jello shots, I didn’t notice any noticeable difference on the time it took for my shots to be ready. But maybe they do shave off a few seconds, I really couldn’t “scientifically” say.

The Cons: They’re plastic, so if you’re environmentally friendly, you won’t want these.

Also, although they are plastic, they really don’t hold their shape after you use them. This is because of the squeezing you do. It deforms the cups shape and they will never return to their natural state!

And forget the lids. They really don’t fit that well. even before you squeeze them!

AND you still end up licking the sides of the cup just like any of the cheaper cups. although if you use the sugar-free Jell-O, for some reason it seems to stick less.

So my biggest negative is that they are plastic, yet they aren’t reusable. So what’s the point???

The regular plastic cups with lids are better, cheaper and if you are making layered shots, look a lot more stunning as these are a bit “foggy” as far as the see through plastic goes.

Jello Shot SyringesJello Shot Syringes

The last thing I want to talk about as far as jello shot containers aren’t cups at all. They are actually Jell-O shot syringes.

Yep, I’m talking about syringe is as far as getting shots. These things are pretty cool. And they make a great complement to any college or Halloween party.

Just think about it, if you use red Jell-O that it looks like blood inside the syringe. Or maybe you want to use lime colored Jell-O since after doing a few of the shots, you’re probably going to feel like the Hulk.

Honestly have never use these before. I just wouldn’t want to deal with the cleanup. But they’re pretty inexpensive and like I said there are great gag oddity and they look to be a lot of fun.

Great for probably a kids Halloween party.

So there you have it. A complete buyers guide to Jell-O shot cups. I’ve tried to make sure everything you could possibly want to know about them was included so that you could make an easy buying decision. And if you’re asking where can I buy jello shot cups or where to buy jello shot cups? The easiest way is just use Amazon!

And don’t forget to take a look at my article: How to Make Jello Shots!

And if you think I left anything out, please feel free to comment below and I’ll add it to the article.