1. How much does it cost to rent a margarita machine from Tampa Bay Margaritas?
Packages start at $125.00 (plus tax). This price includes your choice of frozen drink flavor, use of our 5-gallon pre-measured mixing bucket, skirted table, extension cord, operating instructions, cups, and straws. Please contact us for delivery pricing for your area. We have a package designed for you!
2. How much does it cost to rent a chocolate fountain from Tampa Bay Margaritas?
Packages start at $125.00 (plus tax). This price includes your choice of chocolate (dark or milk), extension cord, operating instructions, and bamboo skewers. Please contact us for delivery pricing for your area.
We have a package designed for you!
3. Are the machines difficult to use?
Our machines are easy to operate. One of our trained professionals will set up the machine where you want it.
For the frozen drink machines, we will mix your first batch and show you how to operate the machine. We leave clear printed instructions, as well. All you need is electricity and water. Alcohol is optional. NO ICE NEEDED.
For the chocolate fountains, we will melt the chocolate and set up the fountain to flow perfectly. We will pick after your event and even do the cleanup!
4. How many drinks will I get from one machine?
We will provide you with one full machine of the flavor of your choice. One full machine of mix will make about 75 - 9 oz drinks (recommended size). Extra mix is $15.00 and will make 30-35 - 9 oz drinks. Additional mix is left at your event should you need it. The mix is refundable if unopened. If more guests are expected, a second machine is strongly recommended or the machine will meet your events volume. Ask about our multi-machine rental discounts!
The customer provides any and all liquor used.
5. How long does the batch take to freeze?
If your machine is indoors, it will take about 45 minutes. Outside on warm days, it can take up to one hour. There is no waiting between batches because you add to the top reservoir when the "Mix Low" light comes on.
6. How much liquor do I need and what if I don't want to use liquor?
Our mix is non-alcoholic and tastes great with or without liquor. If you would like liquor, you are welcome to add it to the mix. A medium strength batch of frozen drinks calls for 2 liters of tequila or rum. For planning purposes, keep in mind that each batch (five gallons of mix) serves about 75 - 9 oz drinks. You are responsible for purchasing any and all liquor used. Click here for some of our alcoholic frozen drink recipes.
7. Are other drinks available besides Margaritas?
Absolutely! You can serve Strawberry Daiquiris, Strawberry Margaritas, Rum Runners, Pina Coladas, Hurricanes, Lemonade... All mixes can be made without alcohol which is why they are great for KIDS' Parties too!
Please click here for a list of all our flavor choices.
8. How far in advance do I need to reserve a machine from Tampa Bay Margaritas?
We recommend two weeks. We strongly suggest as far in advance as possible for holiday seasons and traditional party dates like Halloween, New Year's Eve, and Mardi Gras).