We offer the best prices and frozen drink mixes in the industry. To buy a case of frozen margarita mix, tropical daiquiri mix, non-alcoholic cocktail mix, fruit smoothie mix, slushies or coffee mixes. We know you will love them and guarantee your satisfaction.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How much is it to rent a frozen drink machine from Caribbean Coolers?
A: The price is $145.00 for a daily frozen drink rental machine. This includes not only the frozen drink machine, but in addition many extras. Check out our frozen drink machine rental package to see all that is included with your rental. In addition, we offer a discount if a second frozen drink machine is rented for the same party or event. Call for details.
Q: Are the frozen drink machines easy to use?
A: Absolutely. We’ll even help mix your first batch and show you how to use the frozen drink machine. In addition, we leave easy to follow instructions.
Q: How much ice does it take?
A: NONE, our frozen drink rental machines are so easy to use. Just pour in the frozen drink mix and the machine does the rest! No ice required. You just provide the power, water and alcohol - if desired!
Q: How much frozen drink mix will I need?
A: Our experience shows that usually half or more guests drink the frozen drinks even if you offer them another choice like: beer, wine or soda pop. Usually about every 25 people at your party will go through a batch of mix. Each 1 gallon batch of concentrate will produce between 64 to 96 or more eight ounce drinks, depending on several key factors. Factors such as, whether you are serving your mix with alcoholic, the size of the cup used as well as the type of mix you select. For example, Premium Frozen Cocktail mix produces 64 8-ounce drinks (alcohol not included), Slushie mix produces 96 8-ounce drinks, Frozen Coffee mix produces approximately 64 8-ounce drinks and the Smoothie mix produces 64 8-ounce drinks. Check out our rental section to see additional sizing recommendations.
Q: Can I use bigger cups than what you provide?
A: The 8-ounce cup we provide is the best size to use. With a larger cup the drink will become warm before they finish drinking it and your guests will tend to pour out what is warm to get a frozen one!
Q: How much mix do you bring?
A: We bring you MORE than you will need but you only pay for what you use. The first 1 gallon of mix concentrate is on us, and any extra drink mixes that have been opened will cost $20.00 each. Only Caribbean Cooler supplied mixes are to be used. Our frozen drink machines have been calibrated with these mixes to provide the right frozen consistency that keeps the machine from getting damaged due to freeze-ups. We cannot guarantee the quality of drinks served if other mix is used. In addition, any damage to our machines caused by other mixes is the responsibility of the customer.
Q: How do I mix it up?
A: We set it up, and help you make the first batch. In addition, we will provide you with easy to follow instructions on how to add additional batches.
Q: How do I clean it?
A: YOU don't, WE do!! When you are finished with your party, just turn off the frozen drink machine and leave it alone, we'll pick it up at the agreed time and clean it, it’s all included in the rental price.
Q: How long can I keep the frozen drink machine?
A: We drop it off the day of your party and pick it up the next day. Although, if you need it picked up that same evening that can be arranged as well. If you need it longer, please let us know when you make your reservation and we will quote you an extended rental rate. Please note that overnight rentals do not mean the rental is for a full 24 hours.
Q: How long does the first batch take of frozen drink to freeze?
A: Chilling both the water and alcohol, if used, allows the first batch to freeze faster. Typically, indoors a batch will freeze in less than 30 minutes, outside on warm days, it make take up to one hour. Also, there is no waiting between batches because you add to the top reservoir when the mix-low light comes on. Most frozen drink machines on the market will re-liquefy the drink mix when a new batch is added, thus requiring your guests to have to wait for the drinks to be ready. Our frozen drink machines allow your party to continue without interruptions.
Q: Who provides the liquor and how much will I need?
A: The customer provides all liquor and accepts full responsibility for providing it at their party.
Q: What kinds of frozen drink mixes are available?
A: Our most popular flavors are: Frozen Margaritas, Strawberry Daiquiris and of course Caribbean Cooler’s very own Caribbean Blue Ice TM – a favorite of both kids and adults alike. All of our frozen drink mixes, even those traditionally thought of as adult drinks can be made without alcohol FOR KIDS! We are continuously adding to our list of products, but below are some of our favorites:
Check out our complete list of frozen drink mixes. If you don’t see your favorite, just call us and we’ll try get it - given enough lead-time.
Q: What if I want two flavors at my party?
A: We recommend renting two frozen drink machines but if you don't mind the mixes blending for several drinks then one machine will do.
Q: Can these machines be used for kid’s parties?
A: Absolutely! Any of our drink flavors can be served non-alcoholic for adult or kid's events as slushies.
Q: How far in advance should I reserve my frozen drink machine?
A: We recommend you reserve your frozen drink machine at least two weeks or more prior to your event. However, during peak times such as: Mardi Gras, Cinco de Mayo, July 4th and Superbowl weekend. In addition some holiday weekends like: Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day, Halloween and Christmas and New Year’s. You may need to book your order sooner for these weekends.
Q: What is your ‘free’ delivery zone?
A: Our ‘free” delivery zone includes much of the Northwest suburbs. We will also deliver to most other areas in Chicago for an additional delivery fee. Contact us for details.
Q: What payment method can I use?
A: Caribbean Coolers accepts payment by Cash, Check, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. All rental orders require a $50.00 deposit or payment in full. If event date is beyond 30 days, then cash or check should be used for the deposit.
Q: What am I responsible for?
A: (1) Power, (2) Alcohol and (3) Water. You will need to provide access to a standard 110 volt 20 amp dedicated electrical circuit for each machine (please note: we are not responsible for blown circuits). If you do not have a 20 amp circuit, we do carry some equipment that operates using a 15 amp circuit (which is the minimum requirement for all residential properties). Each machine needs to be placed near the electrical outlet. Although we prefer not to use an extension cord, if the location of your party requires one, we will supply a special cord at no addition charge. This extension is a heavy-duty 12-gauge wire-extension code and is larger than most standard extension cords. Damage will occur to machines hooked up with smaller than 12 gauge wire extension cords. Do not attempt to use your own extension cords with our machine. All alcohol (i.e. Tequila, Rum, Vodka, etc.), if required for your desired drinks is your responsibility and must be present at time of delivery if you wish to include it in the first batch. Carribean Coolers does not provide or supply any alcohol. In addition, don’t forget the water! You will need to provide the drinking water to mix the drink batches (chilled water works best and cuts down on the time required to freeze the first batch).
Q: How do I know if I have a 20 amp circuit?
A: Typically, a 20 amp circuit has a NEMA 5-20 receptacle outlet (see diagram below). If your 20 amp circuit does not have an outlet that looks like this, please let us know so that we may bring a converter.
Q: What do I do with the machine when the party is over?
A: You may switch the machine to the clean / wash position - see our user instructions or owners manual. You may also want to empty the remaining mix into a container for your freezer to enjoy later. When the machine is empty switch it to the off position and unplug it.
Q: How much profit can I make with this machine?
Q: What are some good reasons to use a frozen drink machine?
A: We have many great party ideas like: bachelorette party ideas, birthday party ideas, graduation party ideas and wedding reception ideas. The following is just a partial list of reasons to celebrate with Caribbean Coolers: Bridal Shower, Bachelor Party, Baby Shower, Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah. How about for a Job Promotion, Cocktail Party, Family Picnic or Barbeque. Our equipment works great outdoor for a Tennis Tournament, Golf Tournament, Little League, Soccer and other Kids Sporting Events. How about a School Function like Proms and Dances, a Reunion or a Festival. Parties are our specialty like Fiestas, Pool Party, College Party or a Hawaiian Luau. Invite your friends to a Football Party, Block Party, and more. We also support Church Functions, a Kid friendly Party, a Catered Event or an Anniversary Party. Ask about our Corporate Event Planning - we can help make your Christmas Party, Retirement Party and general Party Rental extra special. In addition, we have a list of reasons throughout the seasons: Winter - Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. In addition, we support your New Year's Eve Party, Super bowl Party, Valentine's Party and Mardi Gras Party and St. Patrick's Day. In the Spring our rentals include Easter celebrations, Cinco de Mayo, Graduation Party, and Memorial Day. During the Summer we support Fourth of July Festivals, Taste of Chicago, Summerfest and Labor Day. And during the Fall we rent our equipment for Fall Festivals, Octoberfest, Halloween Party, Thanksgiving and more. For more birthday party ideas - give us a call. The list really is endless.
Q: What else should I know?
A: Visit our reservations page to review our things to remember list!
Caribbean Coolers, located in the Suburbs of Chicago Illinois, is Chicago's premier frozen drink machine rental and frozen drink mix sales business. Our frozen drink mixes are the best in the industry – frozen margaritas, strawberry daiquiri, smoothies and slushies - just to name a few. Kids and adults alike love our frozen drink rental machine. Adults especially love our frozen margarita - so much that they often refer to our frozen drink machines as a margarita machine. Kids call them a smoothie machine or slushie machine because they make slush puppy or slush puppies and are easy to use. Caribbean Coolers takes care of the delivery, setup and pickup - allowing you the opportunity to enjoy your own party. Check us out and invite us to your next party, fundraiser or corporate event! Need a party idea – consider our graduation party ideas, wedding reception ideas, bachelorette party ideas or birthday party ideas to name a few. Or how about a bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah or church fund raiser. Maybe even a holiday like – Mardi Gras, Cinco de Mayo or a holiday party. If you get a chance check out our Links.
Our frozen drink mixes (margarita mix, smoothie mix, cocktail mix and snow cone syrups) go by many different names. Here are just a few that are popular: slushies, smoothies, icee and slushy. As well as: slushie, smoothie, and slush puppy. Frozen cocktails go by: margaritas, daiquiris, pina coladas and peach bellini. Who doesn't like a margarita, daiquiri, pina colada or blue Hawaii. At weddings Bellinis are popular. Or maybe a caribbean theme party have a rum runner or rumrunner. Granita machines make excellent slush or granitas and icee. We also carry hurricane, tropical daiquiri, strawberry margarita, dirty banana and mango daiquiri. In addition to: watermelon margarita, tropical margarita, strawberry daiquiri and watermelon daiquiri. Not to mention mango margarita, lemonade and pink lemonade. Our frozen coffee makes a great frozen cappuccino. We also have fruit smoothies to make a great fruit smoothie like: tropical smoothie, strawberry smoothie, mango smoothie or raspberry smoothie. We have frozen margaritas, strawberry slushie, frozen cappuccinos and frozen daiquiris. In addition to carrying frozen rum runner, frozen pina colada, frozen cocktail and a peach daiquiri. Our peach margarita, raspberry daiquiri, raspberry margarita and strawberry smoothies taste great. We also have a slush base syrup great for snow cones. Our smoothy mix makes great slushes. As well as we have frozen strawberry fruit slushies and mixes that taste like slush puppies or a slush puppie. Our strawberry slush is yummy. And we carry smoothie mixes like: strawberry and banana smoothie, berry smoothies, orange smoothies and tropical smoothie.
We sell our frozen drink mixes nationwide including frozen margarita mixes, tropical daiquiri mixes, non-alcoholic cocktails, fruit smoothies, slushies and coffee mixes.
We sell Margarita Mixes to bars and nightclubs nationwide.
We sell Daiquiri Mixes in a variety of exotic and fun flavors.
We sell Slushie Mixes in many different flavors by the case. Our Slush Mix is also great as a Snow Cone Syrup.
We sell our Pina Colada Mixes to restaurants and resorts by the nationwide.
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