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3 Must Make Drinks Using the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker

When we remodeled our basement a few years ago, we added a Tiki Bar.  Our own version of Margaritaville.  We rushed out and bought our own Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker.  But, I struggled to find really good recipes.  When we were in the mood for a frozen drink, I would use the blender.  The drinks never had that …. restaurant taste or texture.  So, I made up my mind, I was going to learn all about this Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker and how to make the perfect drink.  After a few stumbles, I finally figured out how to make the perfect drink.

margaritaville frozen concoction maker

Our own slice of Margaritaville

Recipes:

Margarita

Fill the ice reservoir.  In the base container add:

4 oz gold tequila

1 oz tripe sec

1 oz lime juice

3 oz orange juice

4 oz Margarita mix

Turn on the machine and push the start/shave button.  The machine will do the rest.

margaritaville frozen concoction maker

Strawberry Daiquiri

I am not a fan of a sweet daiquiri.  This recipe has the darker notes from the dark rum.  If you prefer, double the amount of light rum and skip the dark, this will give the drink a lighter sweeter note.

Fill the ice reservoir.  In the base container add:

3 oz light rum

3 oz dark rum

1 oz pineapple juice

4 oz Strawberry Daiquiri Mix

Turn on the machine and push the start/shave button.  The machine will do the rest.

margaritaville frozen concoction maker

Pina Colada

This is one of my favorite versions.

Fill the ice reservoir.  In the base container add:

4 oz light rum

4 oz cream of coconut

4 oz pineapple juice

Turn on the machine and push the start/shave button.  The machine will do the rest.

margaritaville frozen concoction maker

Tips:

First, let the ice sit out for about 10 minutes.  I fill the ice bucket with ice and then pour the ice into the reservoir.  Then I begin to assemble the drink ingredients.  This lets the ice melt slightly and helps the machine create the perfect frozen drink texture.

Second, we have the Navigator version, and the perfect amount of liquid that needs to be in the base is 12 ounces.  If you want a thicker drink, then add only 11 ounces and hold the start/shave button longer.  If you want a thinner drink, add 13 ounces of liquid.  If you adjust any of your drink recipes to be 12 ounces, the machine, if you use the automatic setting, will make the perfect drink each and every time.  Check your directions to ensure yours recommends 12 ounces as the amount needed to make a drink.

margaritaville frozen concoction maker

Third, don’t feel that you need to drink the entire pitcher at one time.  I have freezer safe containers at the ready and when I have poured out how much I want, the rest can go into the container and be stored in the freezer until ready to drink.  Let the frozen concoction thaw slightly and it will be ready to go.

Fourth, the machine is very easy to clean.  I wipe it down after making each drink; keeps the machine from becoming “sticky”.  After the ice has melted in the reservoir, I drain the holding container in the back and rinse it out.  The base washes with soap and water.  I use a large bottle brush to keep my hands from touching  the blades.

(Recipes adapted from Margaritaville.com)

 

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