Highly rated Margaritaville Key West blender makes perfect frozen drinks

Row of margaritas in glasses on bar

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If you’ve ever tried making a frozen margarita at home, chances are it didn’t turn out like the ones you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant.

While pouring mixture and tequila over ice usually has the same result, if you’re adding margarita ingredients to a traditional blender and hoping it turns out like a smoothly slushed margarita, you’ll probably be disappointed. What you need is margarita machine, like this Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker.

Regularly $400, the Margaritaville machine is currently on sale for $281 on Amazon, a savings of $119. Unlike a typical blender, this gadget features a large ice reservoir on top and creates finely shaved ice instead of crushed ice, which means it won’t leave chunks that get stuck in a straw. With an automatic shave-and-blend cycle along with options for just blending or shaving, the machine makes up to 2.5 pitchers of frozen concoctions.

The easy-pour jar allows you to mix your drinks, then just pop open the hatch and pour it into your glasses. Of course, you don’t have to make margaritas with the machine, as it can whip up any frozen treat, like piña coladas, daiquiris and mudslides.


$349.99 at Amazon

With over 2,000 reviews so far, the margarita maker has a total average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5, with 87% of customers giving it a full 5 stars. Reviewers say the machine is easy to use and makes the perfect margarita, and clean-up is a breeze.

One reviewer who bought it for their husband’s birthday gave it 5 stars, said it was “worth every penny” and even offered up a recipe they use to cut calories by not using margarita mix.

“So, so, so easy to use!! Makes perfect frozen margaritas! You can make them thick or on the thinner side,” they wrote. “We do a skinny margarita recipe – you don’t need to use a mixer if you want to save on calories!!”

Another 5-star review warns that the machine is heavy, so it’s not best for moving around often or taking on the go, but other than the weight, they love it.

“It works great and makes drinks just like you buy at restaurants or bars,” they wrote. “It’s easy to use and no trouble to clean. A little expensive, but I’m sure I will get my money’s worth this summer.”


Could your summer parties use a fun margarita machine?

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