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How To Use a Blender To Make Great Frozen Drinks

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Those new margarita blenders come with instructions that tell a person exactly how to use the machine, if you borrow a margarita machine from a friend, bought a used or just lost your instructions, you may get frustrated trying to figure out how to use it.

While the exact steps vary from brand to brand and model to model, the basic steps for operating a margarita machine are quite similar for each party machine.  Here we list the basics and share a recipe.

Steps To Make A Margarita

  1. Make sure you have all the ingredients on hand. This list will vary depending on what margarita flavor you are preparing.

In general, there are three main components to a traditional margarita recipe: tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Most recipes recommend using one part Triple Sec (or orange liqueur), 2 parts tequila, then you will need about the same amount of lime juice (fresh preferred). If needed more tequila can be added. You can also add the aroma of premixed fruit, fruit puree or ice to put a different spin on your drink.  Use simple syrup if you want the drink sweeter.

There are many variations of margarita machines. Some have separate blenders and mixing drums instead of a single piece Margaritaville blender. Others require no ice but will freeze the mixture. A commercial margarita machine — as you would rent from a party supply store — can hold up to five liters, enough for several dozen servings. Smaller machines designed for home use typically hold about a gallon, you should do more than 10 6-ounce drinks.

2. Place the margarita machine on a flat surface. Some machines may not work properly if they are inclined.

3. Add ice cubes to the large drum on top of the unit. Then add all ingredients to pitcher, which will vary depending on your personal taste. As soon as you have all the ingredients inside the pitcher of the margarita machine place the safety cover on the top of the drum. Make sure it fits snugly in place.

4. Turn the machine’s power switch to the “On” position and start your margarita machine. The machine will start to grind the ice (if you added to your ice mixture) and mix the ingredients. You will know that this process is complete when the machine starts to make a loud noise. Turn off the machine before emptying the contents and serve.

Tips

  • Never fill a margarita machine above the top fill line. This can lead to strokes and potentially may damage the unit.
  • Do not try to put any part of the body in the mixing unit, while the unit is turned on or connected.
  • Do not consume alcohol if you are under 21 years of age. Drink in moderation for all adults of legal age, and be a responsible driver.

Conclusion

Having a great margarita machine will definitely help you make amazing drinks for family and friends without the need of spending too much money in the process. It is easy, practical, and lots of fun to make your own drinks with as many combinations as you want!

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