Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How much is it to rent a margarita machine from The Margarita Man of Charlotte?
Answer: The standard package price is $195 and includes setup, pickup, use of our 5-gallon pre-measured mixing container, 50 cups, 1 bottle of drink mix, a cup rimmer with salt and straws.
Question: What flavors do you offer?
Answer: We have 18 flavors! Ask about our Specialty Drinks.
Question: Are the machines easy to use?
Answer: Absolutely. We mix the first batch for you on delivery and leave instructions for making extra batches. After filling the machine, the machine will do the rest. Your guests can serve themselves so you can enjoy the party and let the machine do all the margarita-makin’!
Question: How many drinks does one batch yield?
Answer: One batch of margaritas makes about 70-75 8oz. drinks (4.5 gallons), while the strawberry and daiquiri flavors yield about 60-65 8oz drinks. We suggest 1 batch for every 20-30 guests assuming you are offering other alcoholic beverages. Extra batches are $25 and refundable if unopened.
Question: How long until the machine is ready to serve?
Answer: 60-90 minutes, depending on the temperature. Once the machine completes the first freeze cycle, it’s non-stop for the rest of the night. There is no waiting between batches because you add to the reservoir when the mix-low light comes on.
Question: Do the mix concentrates contain alcohol?
Answer: No, the mixes do not contain alcohol. You provide the liquor, we will also mail a recipe. For example, a medium strength margarita calls for 2 to 3 liters of tequila and 1/2 liter of triple sec per batch. Mixes that require rum and vodka use 1.75 to 2 liters per batch. All can be made as a non-alcoholic fruit SLUSHY’s for the kids!
Question: Do you have to use liquor?
Answer: No. All our mixes are real fruit concentrates and are great for non-alcoholic slushies at business functions or kids parties. Visit Slushy Company for more info.
Question: How far in advance should I reserve the machine?
Answer: 7-10 days in advance is preferable from April through September.
Question: My party is huge and my friends drink enthusiastically. Will one machine be enough?
Answer: One machine is usually sufficient for parties up to 60 guests. Beyond 60 we strongly suggest a second machine. Ask The Margarita Man for suggestions on your particular party. Call 704-651-8184.
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 cart. They require a standard 110V or 120V. 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.
Question: Do I have to clean the machine before you come to pick it up?
Answer: No! Just turn the machine off when your party us over and the Margarita Man will do the rest.