When it comes to blending beverages in a bar, a residential style blender just won’t do the trick. For a commercial bar setting, you need a heavy-duty, commercial bar blender that will stand up to the heavy use. After all, when the bartender makes a good margarita, piña colada or daiquiri, customers will flock to your bar for the house specialty.
Drink blenders are available in glass, plastic or stainless steel container materials, but capacity might be the more important factor to consider. Choose the appropriate capacity for your service based on the popularity of your blended drinks, the standard serving size and the frequency of drink production. Smaller bars might require only a 32-ounce blender, whereas a larger bar might want a 64-ounce blender.
On the other hand, if you’re blending thick, chunky ingredients, you might want to choose your bar blender based on horsepower. Frozen fruit and bulky ice cubes require more power, so opt for a machine with 2 or 3 horsepower to maximize your efficiency. For pure liquids and smaller ice pieces, you can make do with less power output. In general, bar managers should take a look at their drink menus, customer base and blending requirements when it comes to choosing the blender that works best for the bar.