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Looking for a cocktail maker to make your favorite drinks at home? Choose one of the best cocktail maker machines here.
What’s our #1 choice? The Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig.
You’ll notice this right away. There are two categories of home cocktail maker machines. One uses capsule pods with pre-made ingredients to mix your drinks. The second is basically a glorified slushie maker. Both have their pros, but our opinion is that it pays off to get a capsule machine and an ice maker separately. It’s much cheaper that way.
But still, any of these cocktail makers are a valid option (you can settle for cheaper cocktail maker alternatives). It comes down to personal preferences and what kind of drinks you fancy. After all, if you’re going to be drinking margaritas and daiquiris all day, you might as well get a machine that makes its own ice.
What’s really interesting that there’s a whole debate of Drinkworks vs. Bartesian among the home “bartenders.” Both machines have their capsules, but Bartesian also takes a supply of bottled alcohol (enables you to choose drink strength). It can’t produce carbonated drinks, though. In this mini comparison, we take the Drinkworks machine for its feature set.
We have some other great options on the list, so check it out. There are only 10, and they are all of high quality.
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Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig
This is our editor’s #1 choice.
This machine does everything you want a cocktail maker to do and then some. The easy-to-use drink maker makes a variety of cocktails, brews, and other treats. All the ingredients, including alcohol, are in the pods, and all you need to do is add water. The machine even has a built-in chiller dispensing chilled drinks at the ideal temperature. This helpful device takes away the need for ice. It also includes a carbonator for fizzy drinks.
- An all-in-one device for all your favorite drinks.
- Uses pods with ingredients and alcohol.
- Makes carbonated drinks.
Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine
Create cocktails at home in seconds. You won’t need to measure or pour anything. Just insert one of the many cocktail capsules into your Bartesian drink mixer machine, select your preferred strength and press mix. The system draws the spirits from the corresponding bottle and mixes your cocktail instantly. Bartesian cocktail machine capsules were created by award-winning mixologists.
- Uses capsules to mix drinks.
- Connects 4 bottles of alcoholic beverages for mixing.
- Fully automated.
- Recipes by professional mixologists.
Waring Professional Electric Martini Maker
The electric martini cocktail shaker with a built-in strainer will help you make the perfect martini at home. The device comes in polished stainless steel and has a touchpad operation panel. Shake or stir options are available. They’ll turn on an LED light to indicate when your drink is ready. For extra flavor, add some olives, which can be put into the 1-ounce ingredient cap. Your cocktail will then have the right amount of everything you need. You can use it to make other cocktails besides martinis too (such as manhatans).
- Designed for ideal martinis.
- Stainless steel gadget.
- You can use it for some other cocktails too.
Margaritaville Key West Frozen Cocktail Maker
Not only margaritas, but this cocktail maker can also whip up 2.5 pitchers of frozen cocktails in a large reservoir (36 ounces). It crushes whole ice rather than using the blender crushed ice. This guarantees smoothly delicious frozen concoctions. With 4 pre-programmed drink settings and automatic shave and blend cycles, the cocktail maker is fully equipped for great results. Besides, it features a manual blend only/shave only cycle for guests who wish to mix drinks themselves.
- Shaves ice cubes for frozen cocktails.
- 2.5 pitcher performance.
- Manual and automatic modes.
- Perfect for margaritas and great for other frozen cocktails.
Nostalgia Margarita and Slush Machine
It looks great and works even better. We love the retro trendy design. This cocktail maker makes up to one gallon of your favorite slush drinks and margaritas, perfect for parties and gatherings. Its patented stainless steel shaving-blending cage finely shaves beverage into a delicious slurry. The chamber is clear from all views so that you can watch the slush pile up from any angle. The clear top lid removes to add ice easily.
- 1 gallon mixer.
- Stylish design.
- Makes margaritas, slushies, and other frozen drinks.
Margaritaville Tahiti Frozen Cocktail Maker
This cocktail maker, with its three 24-ounce blending jars, creates a spectacle of 6 different frozen drinks (margarita, daiquiri, colada, mudslide, mojito, smoothie). Its rotating ice chute gives this product an extra element of appeal. It’s constructed from premium bamboo wood and brushed aluminum finishes and also features polished stainless steel accents as well as heavy duty die-cast components.
- Makes 3 drinks per cycle.
- 6 types of frozen drinks.
- The rotating ice chute looks nice.
Rabbit Freezable Cocktail Maker
Freezable Cocktail Maker is a frosty and tasty addition to any entertaining occasion. This versatile tool comes with a freezer-safe container, neoprene sleeves, recipe guide, and a stirring stick. Its top-notch insulation will keep your icy cocktail party favorite cold for hours. Whether you are making frozen margaritas, piña coladas, or even frosé, this cocktail maker is the perfect solution.
- Manual frozen cocktail mixer.
- Makes one drink only.
Elite Gourmet Electric Countertop Frozen Drink Maker
This device lets the whole family enjoy an ice-cold drink together. Kids will love making their own snow cones, and you will love your margaritas and daiquiris. A 32-ounce pitcher is included in this set and comes with a stirring paddle. The 45 Watt motor shaves ice pretty fast.
- Makes all kinds of frozen drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
- 32 oz pitcher.
- Two ice shaving modes — snowy and slushie.
Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker
60 oz. cocktail maker with four drink modes — margaritas, daiquiris, coladas, and smoothies. Has settings for half or full-chamber batches. The manual shave and blend feature lets you customize the consistency and blending for whatever kind of cocktail you like to drink. You’ll love the way your drinks turn out in this brushed metallic gadget with polished stainless steel accents.
- Programmed for 4 types of cocktails: margaritas, daiquiris, coladas, and smoothies.
- Two modes of ice shaving.
- 60 oz jar.
VBENLEM Slushy Machine
This commercial-grade machine is for those who are serious about their frozen concoctions. With a capacity of 2.6 US gallons, this machine can make 10 liters (2.6 gals) of slushie in as little as 30 minutes. The main tank is electroplated with silver so that it doesn’t rust, and the faucet has a large diameter for quick dispensing. These features are great for drinks, including frozen cocktails, fruit juices, Slurpees, iced tea and coffee, and more.
- Commercial-grade high-capacity frozen drink maker.
- 2.6 gallon jar.
- Wide range of cocktails and drinks.
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