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How to Have a Tropical Friendsgiving Happy Hour

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What is Friendsgiving? Think of it as a more casual and carefree Thanksgiving celebration put on for the purpose of appreciating your best friends in life - and they feature lots of fun, lots of great food and of course, lots of frozen concoctions. 

Ready to throw a Margaritaville-perfect tropical Friendsgiving happy hour? Just follow these tips:

Make Your Frozen Concoction Maker® the Centerpiece 
Forget cornucopias or autumn flower arrangements at this party - put the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker® front and center. It will keep your Friendsgiving happy hour going strong, making it a breeze to effortlessly serve all your friends a delicious supply of frozen concoctions. All you have to do is add ice to the reservoir and then your favorite ingredients and alcohol of choice to mix up paradise-worthy concoctions for a crowd, every time. 

Keep the focus on tropical flavors at this Friendsgiving happy hour for a relaxed, laid-back vibe that will help you appreciate the simple pleasure of spending time with your closest friends. Rum and tequila can take center stage, mixed with a range of fruit-flavored, exotic liqueurs. Below are a few frozen concoction recipes you can make at your Friendsgiving happy hour - be sure to add a few festive garnishes before serving!

drinks Celebrate your best friendships with a Friendsgiving happy hour.

Tropical Harvest Punch
Sure, it may be fall where you live - but at this Friendsgiving celebration, it's always happy hour in paradise. Mix up this fun and fruity tropical punch that includes a delicious array of tropical flavors. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces rum 
  • 1 ounce orange juice 
  • 1 large mango, peeled, cored and sliced 
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks 
  • 2 ounces passion fruit liqueur 
  • Pineapple wedges for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Flip up the Shave & Blend switch to mix the frozen concoction to perfection. Pour into glasses and garnish with pineapple wedges before serving. 

Banana Coconut Dream
The holiday season may have you turning up the heat and pulling on an oversize sweater, but this tasty and refreshing frozen concoction cools you off with some fun and festive flair. Coconut and banana flavors combine for a creamy and dreamy frozen concoction great for celebrating the best friendships. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces rum 
  • 3 ounces banana liqueur 
  • 2 ounces coconut milk 
  • 1 ounce coconut water 
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream 

Directions
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Flip up the Shave & Blend switch to mix the frozen concoction to perfection. Pour into tall glasses and serve. 

Friendsgiving Margarita
The margarita has been bringing people together in celebration since it was invented. It's the perfect drink to serve up at your Friendsgiving happy hour - watch the smiles and cheers begin once you start mixing up this delicious frozen concoction. 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 ounces tequila 
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce apple juice 
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Salt or sugar for glass rims
  • Lime wedges for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Flip up the Shave & Blend switch to mix the frozen concoction to perfection. Pour into tall glasses with salt or sugar rims and serve. 

partyHere's to great friendships and good times!

Create a Tropical Happy Hour Vibe
With the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®, you can whisk you and your friends away to a tropical party paradise in an instant. Ensure the setting for your happy hour reflects this escapism by layering on the paradise-inspired decor. Whether celebrated outdoors or indoors, you want the Friendsgiving happy hour space to call to mind a beachside bar, where the frozen concoctions flow and the dancing lasts all night long. A tasty tropical frozen concoction is the perfect thing to sip as you and your friends swap your best - or most embarrassing - stories!

Start by showcasing the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker® in a festive tiki bar, complete with hanging flower garlands, straw mats, piles of coconuts and pineapples and enough tiki lanterns and colored string lights to keep the party going 'til dawn. Feel-good island tunes should be on repeat, while playful party games keep the good vibes going - limbo, coconut bowling, cornhole and karaoke are all perfect picks! 

Finally, make sure you have some delectable, tropical-inspired treats on hand to provide tasty bites for your Friendsgiving happy hour - think small plates and finger foods like pineapple-glazed pork skewers, mango salsa and corn chips, mini burritos and crispy coconut-fried shrimp. 

Remember to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and follow all drinking laws.

 
 
 

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