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marg.jpgCarlo wrote in and said “Went to a bachelor party at a lake house Friday night. One of the guys brought a margarita that was made out of a gatorade cooler and a garbage disposal”. I’m curious how well this works. Seems like an interesting way to make a lot of margaritas. View image.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. McTeddy says:

    Here are some plans.

  2. Navy-intruder says:

    I actually made one of these. Didn’t take too long and the high cost item was the disposal. Works great, with the following trial and error guidance:

    Do NOT add the ice first, or you will freeze the whole system up.

    Mix your margarita (or pina colada, or daiquiri, or slushie) liquid ingredients first, ommitting most of the water. Gradually add ice as it mixes until you get the right consistency. Don’t over blend as the ice will melt more quickly that way, which is bad.

    When I made mine I used PVE instead of the bathtub spigot, which actually looks pretty cool. I did use a clear piece of lexan plastic (about a 1/4 inch thick) on the front which enabled people to look inside at he disposal. I also added a switch plate on the side and a wiring junction box so that I had an on/off switch more readily accessible.

    Guys love it; girls w/ a sense of humor tolerate it; wives can’t stand it…especially if you trash the kitchen because some idiot takes the lid off while it’s blending at high RPM…

  3. Navy-intruder says:

    I actually made one of these. Didn’t take too long and the high cost item was the disposal. Works great, with the following trial and error guidance:

    Do NOT add the ice first, or you will freeze the whole system up.

    Mix your margarita (or pina colada, or daiquiri, or slushie) liquid ingredients first, ommitting most of the water. Gradually add ice as it mixes until you get the right consistency. Don’t over blend as the ice will melt more quickly that way, which is bad.

    When I made mine I used PVC instead of the bathtub spigot, which actually looks pretty cool. I did use a clear piece of lexan plastic (about a 1/4 inch thick) on the front which enabled people to look inside at the disposal. I also added a switch plate on the side and a wiring junction box so that I had an on/off switch more readily accessible.

    Guys love it; girls w/ a sense of humor tolerate it; wives can’t stand it…especially if you trash the kitchen because some idiot takes the lid off while it’s blending at high RPM…

    1. Lee says:

      hello, I just built one of these machines with the igloo cooler and garbage disposal. I need help getting the right mix. I hate to start wasting lots of booze or have my buddys over and not have the right mix. Any help with detailed maybe even step by step directions might help this dummy i’ve become. Pointers for margaritas or kid slushies? Thanks… Lee

  4. Pocket_Party_Animal.com says:

    Does anyone have directions/plans for DIY Margarita Machine? previous links have been cut. Thanks for any assistance.

  5. GOODFOLK says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AMARGARITA MACHINE CAN ANYONE HELP ME OUT WITH SOME PLANS

  6. bukshot says:

    Does anyone have directions/plans for DIY Margarita Machine? previous links have been cut. Thanks for any assistance

  7. coronamomma says:

    I too am wanting to make one of these. Please post directions!!