Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, and be sure to explore our Helpful Hints at the bottom of this page!
How much is it to rent a frozen margarita, daiquiri or slushy machine from Margarita Man Bakersfield?
Our rental packages start at $175. Click here to view our current pricing packages.
Free delivery, setup, and pickup in our local delivery area*
One or two gourmet mixes of your choice free of charge (depending on selected rental package)
5-gallon pre-measured mixing container
Cart and festive decorative skirting
*Additional charge will apply for delivery out of the free delivery area and for same day pickup
Are the Margarita Man Bakersfield’s machines easy to use?
Yes indeed! As simple as making Iced-Tea. We mix your first batch for you and show you how to use the machine.
We leave simple clear printed instructions. NO ICE!!! NO NOISY BLENDERS!!! NO MESS!!!
How many drinks does one mix yield?
One batch of the margarita mix makes about 70-75 eight-ounce drinks. Our experience shows that usually 50% of your guests will drink the frozen drinks even if they are offered non-frozen choices. When deciding on types of drinks and flavors take the total ounces of mix, water and various alcohols and divide by the size cup you are planning on using to give yourself a rough estimate. Our mixing guides for each flavor give you more specific information on how many drinks each flavor will yield. We suggest using 8 or 9 oz cups to ensure that the machines can keep up with volume. The smaller cup also reduces waste. If 16 oz cups are used about 30% usually ends up melted and in the trash!
How long does the first batch take?
Approximately 45 minutes to two hours, depending on what type of machine you reserved and if it is being used outside in the heat! Treat yourself to a test drink around then and let it go! There will be an “almost out” light that comes on to let you know it’s time to refill! Depending on whether the machine is indoors or out can vary the freezing time. Once the machine completes the first freeze cycle, it’s nonstop for the rest of the night.
Who provides the liquor and what liquor is recommended?
The customer provides all the necessary spirits. You will need to provide 2 to 3 liters of alcohol based of the strength and type of drink being made. See our mixing guides for recommended quantities for your specific drink.
Margarita Man Bakersfield does not sell, distribute, supply, nor provide alcohol.
Renter assumes full responsibility and liability in regards to guests that consume alcohol.
The Margarita Man® always drinks responsibly!!
All of our mixes are delicious without alcohol for business events or kids’ parties.
How far in advance of my event should I book my machine?
We recommend two weeks and longer for the summer season and longer for traditional party dates like Halloween, Christmas and New Years Eve and the Super Bowl. You can always contact us at the last minute to check our availability.
What do you recommend for our event?
0 – 50 Guests
1 to 3 Mixes
50 – 100 Guests
3 to 5 Mixes
100 – 150 Guests
5 to 8 Mixes
150 or more?
What is the cancellation policy?
Any orders that are not cancelled within 72 hours of the delivery date will be subject to a $50.00 fee! We understand plans change, weather happens, but give us a call and let us know!
I don’t see my service area listed. HELP!
Call us or e-mail us to inquire about a rental in your area.
On a scale of 1 – 10, how fun are Margarita Man Bakersfield parties?
Rent one today, and find out for yourself!
What do I need when The Margarita Man delivers the machine?
We will need to speak with the person responsible for running the machine. We will provide a tutorial on how to operate the machine as well as mix the first batch of drink mix. In addition to the tutorial we will leave operating instructions for any questions you might have in addition to being available via the telephone to answer any questions.
How big are the machines, and what are the power requirements?
The machines are about the size of a large microwave and come on a wheeled cart. They require a standard 120 (Standard household plug) volt 15 amp circuit. If an extension cord is needed, we will provide one (we use thicker-than-normal cords to help the machines draw enough power). 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% of any machine problems that arise are caused by the machine sharing a circuit with an inflatable jumper, disc jockey setup, freezer, refrigerator, nacho cheese warmer, etc. THIS IS CRITICAL!
Do I have to clean the machine before you pick it up?
No! There are no cleaning responsibilities nor charges for you. Just turn the machine off when your party is over.
- If you have not rented a machine before, you may be surprised to learn that 50-70% of your guests will choose the frozen drinks over beer and wine. This means you can probably get by with providing less beer and wine.
- Keep margarita machines in the shade during daytime operation.
- Use a dedicated 120V, 15-20 amps circuit for each machine. If you don’t know what that means, call us!
- Using a cold mix will ensure better output. During hot weather, add a 1/2 small bag of ice to mixing bucket before adding the water.
- Heavy-duty extension cords (12 gauge) are provided with each rental. Please do not use any other cords. Extension cords provided are typically 25 ft and should not exceed 50 feet total length.
- Please tell us when you make your reservation if we will encounter any steps or stairways during delivery. If so, there must be one or more healthy adults around to help the delivery person.
- Unauthorized transportation of machine(s) will result in a $500 fine. Please do not attempt to relocate, lift or otherwise move machines.