The Best Margarita Makers

Updated July 20, 2017

Creating a Caribbean style margarita at home is easy with the right machine. When buying a margarita maker, there are a few things to consider. Space, efficiency and durability are the most important, but you also want the machine to look good sitting on your counter. Margarita makers range in price form £32 to £130, however, you don't have to pay a lot to get more.

Back to Basics Smoothie Margarita Maker

The Back to Basics Smoothie Margarita Maker is an ideal margarita maker for drink lovers who are not looking to spend more than £32 on a machine. It does a great job for the price, taking the thinking out of making a frozen drink. The cute green machine is sure to brighten up any kitchen, and the mixer features a speed control setting as well as a pulse button, making it not just a blender for drinks, but also a food processor. So you can easily make an accompanying salsa for your Mexican-themed party. It handles the crushing and blending of ice for frozen margaritas and smoothies easily and quickly because of its 500-watt motor. A dispenser attachment makes filling glasses a snap.

Nostalgia Electrics Frozen Drink Machine

If you're a party person, this is the margarita machine for you. It features a 1,892ml container making it one of the larger drink machines on the market and affordable at under £65. The pour spout simplifies serving a batch of drinks and allows for easy self-service. The machine's patented "grind and shave" mechanism crushes ice perfectly and quickly and it has a see through lid that allows you to check on the drink's consistency. A handle makes it easy to carry your blender from counter top to table top, even when it is full.

Cuisinart Power Edge Blender

The cuisinart CBT-1000 Power Edge Blender is a foodie's frozen drink mixer. As the name implies, this is a power blender designed to mix drinks and crush ice, but its Power6 Turbo-Edge blade is also designed to purée, mix and chop vegetables with maximum efficiency.The all-in-one feature makes it the ideal margarita maker choice if you are hoping to save space by combining a drink maker, food processor and blender into one appliance. And at around £96, the price is just right for those looking to not spend a lot of money.

Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker

Just like the name suggests, Margaritaville specialises in margarita machines. The Margaritaville DM1000 Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker is a compact 450-watt mixer, which means you can quickly blend up a batch of margaritas in the 1021gr canister without taking up too much space on your counter or patio top. And its speciality features certainly justify its £129 price tag. The dual motors do both the blending of the beverage and the shaving of the ice for frozen margaritas, so there is no prep work involved. Ice is stored in the top reservoir and with the push of a button, you can decide how many drinks you want to make. The Frozen Concoction Maker automatically mixes the right proportion of ice with the ingredients. Choose automatic settings if you are using a premade mix or manual if you are attempting to create your own margarita recipe.

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Fabiana Santana is a freelance food writer, editor and recipe tester and developer based in New York City. She has worked as a writer and editor for, Chef Laurent Tourondel, "Family Circle," "Profile Magazine," Shecky’s,, "Time Out New York" and many other publications. Santana is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute Culinary Technique program.