How one guy MacGyvers his margaritas

Some blogger's crazy uncle built the 'world's fastest margarita machine,' which can blend 18 bottles of margarita mix in 10-20 seconds.

I hear Mike Yamamoto has one in his basement. LiveJournal user SCAScot

This contraption looks to me like something that the Beverly Hillbillies would hitch to the back of their car, but trust me, it's way cooler than anything that Jethro Bodine could scheme up. It claims to be the world's fastest margarita mixer. We talk a lot about booze gadgetry here, but this one really takes the (tequila-infused) cake.

LiveJournal user SCAScot

According to the LiveJournal user who documented it, this contraption made by "Uncle Don" (no, no joke) is made of "a small-block 400, a trailer, assorted parts and the ability to custom fabricate a 6-inch tall replica of a blender blade out of stainless steel." The tasty treats are mixed in a 25-gallon stainless steel tank, and in 10 to 20 seconds, "Dirty Don's Margarita Machine" can turn six bags of ice and 18 bottles of ready-to-drink margarita mix into some yummy frozen drinks.

"Uncle Don," for the record, is now officially invited to CNET's next office happy hour, as long as he brings the Margarita Machine with him.

Sorry, Make types, but there are no instructions for building your own; and sorry, booze snobs, there's no indication as to exactly how much Cuervo and triple sec you'd have to pour into this thing to make margaritas the "real way." It also looks so complicated that you might not want to operate it once you've had one of the drinks it produces. Nevertheless, it's certifiably awesome. Plus, it can probably mix daiquiris and pina coladas, too.

But can it automate the process of putting salt around the rim of your glass?

(Via Boing Boing)

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Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.

 

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