Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  How much does it cost to rent a machine?

Answer: Our rental prices range from $200 to 250 depending on the location of your event. This price includes delivery and pick-up. In addition, you will receive 100 cups, salt and salt rimmer, as well as one free bottle of our mix. Each bottle of mix makes between 70 to 80 9-ounce drinks. The only thing we do not provide is the alcohol. Additional bottles of mix are only twenty dollars each and we buy back any unopened bottles. We do charge a fifty dollar deposit and that is credited towards your bill.


Question: How much alcohol is needed per batch of mix?

Answer: For the traditional lime margaritas three liters of tequila are required per batch. Other mixes require between two and three liters of alcohol per batch depending on the flavor.


Question: Can I use your machines to make non-alcoholic drinks?

Answer: Yes, our drink mixes are delicious with or without alcohol and perfect for company picnics, High School Graduations, birthday parties and other special events.


Question: What types of frozen drink machines do you rent?

Answer: We rent two types of machines, single flavor and double flavor. Single flavor machines make one flavor at a time and work well for up to 125 people. The double flavor machines give you the option of serving two flavors at the same time and work well for up to 75 people.


Question: Are the machines easy to operate? Do you leave instructions for making more batches?

Answer: Yes. We show you how to make the drinks and run the equipment. We leave you detailed instructions and drink recipes, as well as a 24-hour service number in case you have questions.


Question: How long does it take the initial batch to freeze?

Answer: Depending on the machine you order, the initial batch will freeze in anywhere from 45 minutes (single flavor) to 2 hours (double flavor).


Question: Is a deposit required to rent a machine?

Answer: Yes, we require a $50 cash or credit card non-refundable deposit to hold your rental which is credited towards your total bill.


Question: How far in advance should I book my machine?

Answer: We recommend booking at least two weeks or more in advance of your event date during the summer months or on holidays.


Question: Can I purchase your mix without renting a machine?

Answer: Yes. We sell all of our drink mixes by the case or bottle. Visit our Flavors page for more information.


Question: How big are the machines and what are the power requirements?

Answer: The machines are about the size of a large microwave and come on a wheeled cart. They require a standard 120V outlet. Since they draw about the same amps as a refrigerator or freezer, they MUST be plugged into a circuit that does not already have a large appliance. 99.9% of any machine problems that arise are caused by the machine sharing a circuit with a inflatable jumper, a disc jockey set-up, a freezer or refrigerator, nacho cheese warmer, etc. THIS IS CRITICAL!


Question: Do I have to clean the machine before you come to pick it up?

Answer: No! There are no cleaning responsibilities or charges for you. Just turn the machine off when your party is over.


Question: Do you have weekly or monthly rates?

Answer: Yes. Weekly rental for one machine is $350. Monthly rental for 1 machine is $750.


 

Helpful Hints

If you have not rented a machine before, you may be surprised to learn that 50-70% of your guests will choose the frozen drinks over beer and wine. This means you can probably get by with providing less beer and wine.

Keep margarita machines in the shade during daytime operation.

Use a dedicated 110V, 20-amp circuit for each machine. If you don’t know what that means, call us!

Using a cold mix will ensure better output. During hot weather, add a 1/2 small bag of ice to mixing bucket before adding the water.

Heavy gauge extension cords (12 Ga) are provided with each rental. Please do not use any other cords. Extension cords provided are typically 25 ft and should not exceed 50 feet total length.

Please tell us when you make your reservation if we will encounter any steps or stairways during delivery. If so, there must be one or more healthy males around to help the delivery person.

Unauthorized transportation of machine(s) will result in a $500 fine. Please do not attempt to relocate, lift or otherwise move machines.