The latest frozen drink concoction maker brand goes by the name of Margaritaville, though contrary to what the name suggests, some versions of these machines are not limited to only making Margaritas. The Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker is also capable of easily preparing daiquiris, mudslides, and smoothies. In addition to these, the automatic pre-programmed blending cycles these machines are equipped with make it possible to make any number of drinks, including pina coladas and ice coffee drinks.
So how are Margaritaville machines any different from your regular blender? What makes these “personal bartenders” work so effectively in drink-making?
The biggest difference that Margaritaville blenders have over conventional blenders is the cooling system they are equipped with. This drink maker uses a compressor, an evaporator and a condenser together with special blades that shave the ice to take the heat out of the mixture, turning it into slush. The evaporator then freezes the slush into the frozen drink of your choice.
The frozen Margaritas the Margaritaville makes differ from hand mixed Margaritas, as the mix it uses already contains both sugar and lime puree. The sugar changes the consistency of the drink into a perfect frozen drink. After it is prepared, you may pour your drink into a glass, serving it as you would a regular Margarita by using a bit of lime juice to wet the edge and sprinkling salt around it. As a final touch, decorate the glass with a wedge of lime.
The standard ingredient amounts for mixing a Margarita are roughly: 2 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of fresh lime juice and 1 ounce of Triple Sec or Cointreau—though if you want to be exact, the proportions the International Bartenders Association uses are 7:4:3 of tequila, lime juice and Triple Sec.
The beauty of the Margarita, however, is in its variety, and you can use any number of alternative ingredients to alter the taste of the Margarita. The important thing is that you are able to enjoy this delicious drink at its best as easily as pressing a button on any model Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker.