If you have ever had a party where you have tried to serve frozen drinks to your guests, you know how hard it is pull off. The blender is a mess, it is never make the right blend of booze and mix, and the ice is not as good as you would get in a restaurant. Well, if you are serious about serving frozen drinks or consuming them yourself, the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker is for you.
While the item is pricey (about $300), it is far superior to making drinks in a conventional blender. The machine is well-made and features two motors (one for shaving ice and one for blending). It’s aesthetically pleasing and your party guests will definitely ask you about the curious-looking bar equipment.
When the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker shaves ice is when the user begins to see the machine’s capabilities. The maker produces shaved ice that is a consistent with restaurant-quality shaved iced. Ice consistency is one of the key things in making great drinks. You don’t want big ice chunks in your frozen delight, nor do you want it over blended so it makes your drink watery. That issue is not even a concern with this machine. It could not possibly do the job any better.
The drinks you serve are a perfect blend of mix and booze as long as you follow the directions that come with the machine. It will make you think you are at a restaurant, not at home. The machine also has a shot glass and salt rimmer that comes with it so you can perfectly salt margarita glasses. I have even put sugar in the glass rimmer for sweet drinks that look perfect! The machine is not just for party time either. My godchildren love the machine to make snow cones that make you feel like you are at the county fair!
The machine has a 32 ounce glass jar that makes 1, 2, or 3 drinks effortlessly by just pushing a button. I like the glass jar because it has a big handle which makes it easier for me to hold with two hands when my carpal tunnel acts up.
While overall I am satisfied with the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, I wish that the machine would hold more ice. The ice reservoir is on the small side and requires the user to fill it often.
Shaving ice is a powerful task that can wear on a motor, so it is also good to know that the machine comes with a 1 year warranty. So far, I have had no problems with my machine and hope to have frozen drinks for years to come!