How to Start a Daiquiri Business?

Beverages are meant to quench our thirst. They come in many forms being water, the universal one. But of course, these beverages must appear and taste great when you are on an occasion. Daiquiri is one of the best beverages loved by people from all walks of life. If this has been your favorite drink ever since the world began, then now is your chance to turn your favoritism into a fun and lucrative business you have never imagined.

But of course, you must consider many things before putting an umbrella in this drink.


The very first thing you need to do is make a business plan. After that, proceed to evaluate a product strategy. What do you want? Setting up daiquiri stands or catering to events such as wedding receptions? In choosing any of these, you must consider your capital to ensure that you can cover everything and give the best to customers.

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You must also make a detailed list of expenses towards salaries and wages, food permits, liquor licenses, insurance, daiquiri machines, food car permit, and rent. Yes, this kind of business is fun, but you must also be very careful because this also carries a big liability in case of intoxication of the customers. Of course, you must also target the best location for your business and the perfect season for selling it.

If you think selling them in a stand is not enough, you also have to brainstorm again with others with daiquiri know-how to find new methods to sell it. You must develop your recipe to ensure your daiquiri will be different from other daiquiri brands. Don’t forget to write it on paper and keep it private. A variety of fruits and flavors can create a magical taste for your very own daiquiri. You can blend the following fruits: coconut, mango, pineapple, lime, oranges, strawberries, and bananas. Aside from these, you must experiment with syrups. In the ingredients and their amounts, you must be very meticulous so that the taste of your daiquiri does not change.

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Naming Your Business

You should be creative in devising names for the concoctions to help recognize the brand name. This is the most fun part of your business, but make sure that the names are catchy and can be easily identified by customers.

Promoting Your Business

You must have an advertising budget to reach out to daiquiri lovers about your business. You can use the city newspaper for promotion and advertise on Facebook and Google for fast and quick leads. You can distribute flyers and coupons to make your business an instant hit.

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  • Austin Lumpkin said on July 5, 2011
    I want to know if the location of my Daiquri shop idea would benefit a business if one were started in: ST. Robert MO,65473
  • Eddie Ellis said on August 16, 2011
    I want to know is a daiquri shop is a good location houston,Tx. Also, what are the estimate total expenses i am looking at
  • Dametrica Ellis said on March 5, 2012
    I would like to start a daiquri shop in Yazoo City, Mississippi. What are some good places to get the machines and how much am I looking at for the whole business.
  • Brenda Darby said on April 29, 2012
    I would like to open a daiquri shop in Jackson, Ms. The location will be in North Jackson and I want to know what I would need to get started beside writing my business plan. How much and where would I be able to find a machine to use for my business. If you have any suggestion I am willing to listen.
  • candice harris said on July 11, 2012
    I would like to open a Daiquri shop in Arlington Tx. I would like to open my shop in south Arlington and i would like to know what all will i need to do to get started besides my liquor license and business plan, and how do i go about getting the machines i need???
  • Joseph Ward said on July 26, 2012
    I would like to open a daiquri shop up in Valdosta, Ga.I would like help with my business plan.
  • prentice wilson said on September 5, 2012
    i would like to know starting a daiquiri shop in colorado a good idea i thought since there's no actual shop in colorado springs would that be a good business idea and also what would it potentially cost to start one up?
  • Kendell Brown said on September 21, 2012
    I would like to start a daiquiri shop in Gulfport, MS. How much will it cost to start one.
  • Krystle said on December 13, 2012
    I'm looking to open a daquiri shop in Houston Tx and would like to know the initial start-up cost that I'll need .
  • Toni said on December 21, 2012
    I'm looking to open a daiquiri shop in Baton Rouge ,Louisiana do you think this is a good idea I just hope I'm going in the right business I'm open to opinion
  • Bucky Bodin said on January 8, 2013
    I would like to know if I can apply and purchase my liquor license before deciding on location for drive thru daiquiri shop.... Carencro, La. Thanks
  • Tiffany Knighton said on January 29, 2013
    I'm looking to open a daquiri shop in Atlanta, GA. I would like if I can Franchise with another company thats already in business and if not where can I get the help to get started.
  • Renee said on February 6, 2013
    I would like to open a daiquiri shop in Dallas Texas . What is the estimated expense to get started?
  • Keith jackson said on March 17, 2013
    Hampton, virginia 23669 i wanted to see is the new orleans original daiquriis is that a Franchise. if so what will it take to open one in Virginia and what are the requirements. How would i get started...
  • Natalie said on March 19, 2013
    I am interested in start up plan for a daiquiri shop in Vicksburg, MS. Please let me know what this type of business is allowed in our state. Many MS customers go across MS River bridge to purchase a daiquiri which is a short drive but that $$ could stay in MS. Please help! Thanks in advance!
  • Ken Thompson said on March 20, 2013
    I would to open a daiquiri shop in Jefferson city, Missouri
  • Chris Scarbrough said on March 25, 2013
    I live in meridian, I would like to know if you think this is a good location for a margarita shop and how much for the machines. Looking forward hearing from you.
  • Ashton said on April 25, 2013
    i would like to start a Daiquiri shop in Dallas. How much is necessary to start it up?
  • Delishia said on May 25, 2013
    Can you please tell me what all I need to open a daiquiri shop in Dallas tx..
  • michael said on May 28, 2013
    I'm looking to open daiquiri shop in dallas Tx open to opinion......
  • Larinet said on June 30, 2013
    Am thinking about opening a daiquiri shop in the Bahamas their are no daiquiri shops on the island
  • Cheryl Trinidad said on July 2, 2013
    I would like to open an Daiquiri shop in Seattle Washington. Wanted to do New Orleans Original Daiquiris franchise need more information on how to go about doing it.
  • Cherry said on July 3, 2013
    I like to open a daiquiri shop in Barbadous how do I get start .
  • Wanda Cage said on July 6, 2013
    I need information on wholesale daiquiri machines at a reasonable price
  • Staci said on August 24, 2013
    I am interested in opening a Daiquiri hut in Suburb outside of Dallas, Tx (Desoto). Any business information, cost, license, would be very helpful. Thanks.
  • Rondell Francis said on September 7, 2013
    I'm looking to start up Daiquiri rental machine business and also make my own daiquiri Beaumont,tx what information should I research
  • James said on October 31, 2013
    Please email me some information
  • Tina said on December 14, 2013
    Been looking into open an small Daiquiri shop in Michigan. Opinion on that. Whats the estimated cost to start? Sill researching..
  • Rosette Smith said on December 30, 2013
    Please send me some information on the cost to start business. Thanks
  • sam Anderson said on January 18, 2014
    I would like to open up a daiquiri hut in humble texas i want to know how much would it cost to get it started?
  • Cassandra Hicks said on February 4, 2014
    I want to open a Daiquiri Shop in Northern Michigan, would this be a good location?
  • Maria said on February 20, 2014
    I have a friend that is in the process of opening a daiquiri shop and i suggested maybe making some of her own Daiquiri syrups but I can NOT find the recipe anywhere where would I find this recipe
  • Chy said on March 1, 2014
    I would like to open a daiquiri stand in Lufkin, TX. Please send me the cost/list of what I need to start my stand
  • domeka washington said on March 29, 2014
    Me and my husband want to open a. Daiquiri shop in Mobile, Al. we need some ideas on a good location..
  • Andy Allison said on April 19, 2014
    I would like to open a daiquiri stand in north Texas what do I need to do.
  • jimmy pope said on May 29, 2014
    i will like to know basically the expense in this business to start up. I know liquor license is 5000 but the cost of everything else can you give your input on the cost you spent
  • Jasmine LeFlore said on June 27, 2014
    I would like to start a daiquiri shop in Ann Arbor, MI. How do I get started?
  • Abram Caulton said on July 7, 2014
    I'm looking to open a daiquiri shop in Mobile, Al. How do I get started? Any advice will be appreciated
  • Demarcus Davis said on August 11, 2014
    I would love to open a daiquiri shop in Seattle/Tacoma . I need information about how I get started.
  • Jake Young said on August 14, 2014
    If your looking to start up a Daiquiri Shop in Houston, Tx please e-mail me at NO FRANCHISE TAG FOR 2014. For more details please e-mail. Thank you, Jake
  • Brandon Williams said on September 1, 2014
    downtown mobile, alabama is this a good location to open a daiquiri shop and how much will the cost run and machines.
  • Kenny"Dukes"Simmons said on September 23, 2014
    I really want to own a great Daiquiri, and I wouldn't take off the table of going into a partnership with someone from Dallas. My dreams are totally outside of the box. Anyone that's interested call me...214-906-9311
  • Ashley said on November 17, 2014
    Wanting to start a shop In houston. researching. any helpful tips? #rookie# lol!
  • Danielle said on November 26, 2014
    I would love to establish two Daiquiri spots in Baton Rouge and (Mid City) New Orleans..
  • Quentin said on December 14, 2014
    I'm wanting to open a Daiquiri lounge in Austin, TX. Need pricing on buying machines vs. Leasing, and cost associated with operation. Any input is helpful.
  • Cedric Fields said on February 8, 2015
    I would like to open a Daqiuiri cafe in the Kansas City area that has great food entertainment and ten to fifteen different flavors of Daqiuiri's where can I find the machines and syrups that's close to me?
  • Akilah Simms said on February 9, 2015
    Hello All, I see everyone is asking questions and asking for suggestions on how to start a daiquiri shop. Born and raised in New Orleans now a resident in the Windy City, Chicago, I honestly interested in this adventure here, and how well would it do? Maybe not even in Chicago, but perhaps a surrounding suburb near the city of Chicago, as long as it's Illinois. Thanking you in advance.
  • Michelle Miller said on February 13, 2015
    please help me to start my own daiquiri business in Davison, flint, mi
  • Tommie Bynum said on February 17, 2015
    Hi, I wanted information on what cost are involved with the machines needed to space and storage. I wanted to open a shop in Tallulah, Louisiana.
  • James said on February 26, 2015
    Thinking about opening in Cedar Hill, TX. What are start-up cost, permits or license needed and cost of machinery?
  • Janelle said on March 16, 2015
    WOULD LOVE TO OPEN A NEW ORLEANS INSPIRED DAIQUIRI SHOP IN DALLAS/ ARLINGTON / IRVING --- SEEKING A PARTNER TO OPEN WITH ME ... and possibly open several more shreveport, monroe, hammond, etc. CALL OR TEXT 5046992922
  • Monica Alim said on April 5, 2015
    In a nutshell how much would it be to start up a Daiquiri drive through. Including license ice machine liquor ect. I know this is a guesstimate
  • James Dargin said on April 12, 2015
    I would love to open a drive through daiquiri shop in Cypress/Katy, TX. My Wife is from New Orleans and would love to bring that tradition here. What will be the start up cost, permits or license and the cost of the machines, new or used?
  • Kim Rohadfox said on April 15, 2015
    Daquiri shop in Dallas,Texas what is the process
  • Sonya Trotter said on April 17, 2015
    Looking to do business in Laurel, MS ... Any suggestions would be helpful
  • Kym Cornett said on April 18, 2015
    What is the basic start up cost for a daiquiri shoppe in Plano, tx?
  • patrice said on April 27, 2015
    What is the average cost to start a drive daquari shop in Denton,Tx
  • patrice said on April 27, 2015
    Meant average cost for drive thru daquari shop and did you think that Denton Tax is a good location?
  • Erial said on June 16, 2015
    I would like to open a drive thru daquiri shop in humble tx. What is the process and how much would it cost to start?
  • Margarita On The Run said on August 18, 2015
    If you are looking to open a Daiquiri Business in Texas or any other state, give us a call. We sell our Daiquiri machines nationwide and carry the drink mixes for them. We also offer financing too. We have been in business since 1998
  • Shedron Robinson said on August 20, 2015
    Hello I would like to know what it takes to open a drive thru daquri place in Dallas Tx? How much to get a facility? Rent machines etc!
  • Joe said on August 24, 2015
    We supply machines and custom mixes ...
  • Arletha said on August 30, 2015
    Looking to find out the start-up cost of a New Orleans Style Daiquiri Shop in the Dallas/Ft. Worth/Arlington, TX area. Anybody that have information please feel free to call me. 504 813 7186. This is definitely a good time to start a business like this!
  • Shonda said on September 13, 2015
    How much would I be looking at to start open a Daiquiri Shop in Houston Texas?
  • mike said on September 14, 2015
    Looking for daquiri machine rentals and est. cost to start up in Duncanville tx
  • al bradford said on October 4, 2015
    I dshop in Louisville ky would be profitable who i need to contact to start?
  • Robert Marshall said on October 14, 2015
    Looking to start a daquiri shop in Houston, I would like some input as to how much capital I would need, and any advice and input you could provide. It'll be greatly appreciated!!!
  • Janicia williams said on October 29, 2015
    I'm looking to start a daquiri shop in Red Oak Tx. I just don't know if it will be a good area or not. And where can I find the machines and stuff? Also start up costs for every thing
  • Yvette Fane said on November 3, 2015
    I live in Fresno Ca. I recently moved back here from Atlanta Ga. In Atlanta I enjoyed visiting the Daiquiri Factory and feel this would be a great place for Fresno Ca. A place and drink that I enjoy. if someone could help me move in the right direction with starting my business that would be wonderful.
  • Latasha Jamal said on January 7, 2016
    I am ready to change help Pasadena CA change. I want to open up a Daiquiri Lounge.Can some provide any pointers or guidance?
  • Wil Brooks said on January 29, 2016
    I would love to open a Daiquiri Shop in Florida, but I don't quite know how to get started and who can direct me to someone to point in a direction where I can get answers to many questions.
  • kevin barber said on April 24, 2016
    I would like to open a daiquiri shop in Pittsburgh, pa. I want to know where an ideal location would be? Where I can buy the machines or rent them? Permits,insurance, startup cost,just any input would be great.
  • Tarsha said on April 29, 2016
    Would love more information on starting up in Houston. I found a building just need info to get started
  • New Store said on May 12, 2016
    I am trying to open a Daiquiri Shop in area that is just beginning to allow "drinks to go", I really need to jump on this quick can you assist me? I really need to know things like vendors, who should I contact to get the mixtures, etc. Please contact me really need to jump on this before this goes public.
  • Pat said on May 20, 2016
    Want to start daiquiri shop in Dallas/Ft Worth area Arlington area) . What are my ball park start up investment over head cost?
  • Taaha said on May 20, 2016
    I am interested in more details of opening a daiquiri shop in the DFW area
  • Steve hale said on May 23, 2016
    More information about daiquiri bar in augusta ,GA area ..thanks
  • Sheree Rome said on May 24, 2016
    Sorrento, La. More info please
  • Wees Love said on May 30, 2016
    I am interested in opening up a daquiri shop in the DFW area. What details in regards to opening costs can you give me.
  • latasha said on June 1, 2016
    opening a daiquiri shop in Decatur, il small town lots of young folks with nothing to do
  • Dwight Williams said on June 6, 2016
    Dwight I am looking to start daiquiri shop-In Arlington texas can you give me some information on the cost of machines and permits-i have 2 location already.
  • Mr. Jazz said on June 17, 2016
    I would like to know the start up cost to open a daquiri shop in St Louis, Mo.
  • Ronda Peacock said on June 20, 2016
    I would like to start a daquiri shop in Irving Texas and surrounding areas. Please provide information regarding how to purchase machines, start up cost, etc.
  • JEREMY EDWARDS said on July 4, 2016
    I'm interested in opening a daiquiri shop in Tuscaloosa, Al. Would really appreciate information on start up cost machines all necessary info.
  • leon said on July 5, 2016
    I am interested in more details of opening a daiquiri shop in the tampa bay area
  • JAKE YOUNG beginner adviser said on July 21, 2016

  • JAKE YOUNG beginner adviser said on July 21, 2016

  • Pamela Ray-Theus said on July 24, 2016
    Interested i'm opening something like this. Any help would be appreciated
  • Ashish said on August 5, 2016
    I would like to know the start up coat of open on Westbank, belle Chasse la and for machines and information. Please provide info on startup and cost and inventory
  • Felecia Davis said on August 6, 2016
    Hello, I would love to open up a Daiquiris Shop in Tulsa, Ok. May, I have a start up price as well as what will I need to open?
  • Jerri Gray said on August 10, 2016
    I would like to open a Daiquiri Shop in Michigan. I would like to know that start up cost and inventory to get started.
  • JAKE YOUNG beginner adviser said on August 11, 2016

    @Ronda Peacock,

    Hi Ronda, I'm Jake Young with Texas Blends.

    Great Premium Daiquiri Fruit Mix, you can see some photos of drinks on my Facebook page under Daiquiri King (I used to own a daiquiri shop before becoming a fruit mix distributor).

    You can also read some tasting reviews from my newest customer Prime Daiquiris who is set to open in October!

    My email is


    Have a great day! || Consultant

  • JAKE YOUNG beginner adviser said on August 15, 2016

    One of the most common questions I get is how much is it to start a daiquiri shop?

    The price can vary anywhere between $55,000-  $250,000. It all depends on how much money you want to make! The more daiquiri machines you the better off you are. Having more than 7 daiquiri machines will allow you keep up the volume during busy hours (4-10pm) & also have a variety of flavors to choose from to keep customers coming back. Most states require 2 restrooms, 1 male 1 female. Drive thru window is KEY, if your state allows it. Some states only allow walk up or do not allow alcohol to go at all. Find out first what your state laws are in regards to alcohol drive thru. Do you want a kitchen to serve food? This will add to cost. To me personally food can be a huge headache, but to each their own! Many other factors will arrise. Hopefully this will help some of you out.

    If you have more questions please feel free to contact me so I can make starting your daiquiri drive thru shop a breeze to open!! If you live in Texas and want to start a daiquiri shop NOW IS THE TIME!! THEY ARE POPING UP EVERYWHERE!

    Jake Young

    Texas Blends 

    (I was also the founder of Daiquiri King) || Consultant

  • JAKE YOUNG beginner adviser said on August 15, 2016

    @Tarsha, hope fully some of this advice helps you out. If you have more questions please feel free to call or email me.

    Thanks Jake || Consultant

  • JAKE YOUNG beginner adviser said on August 15, 2016

    @latasha, I hope all went well with your opening, if you have any questions please contact me.

    Jake Young

    Texas Blends || Consultant

  • JAKE YOUNG beginner adviser said on August 15, 2016

    @Dwight Williams, 

    If you have any questions or looking for a premium New Orleans daiquiri mix please contact me anytime!

    Jake Young

    Texas Blends || Consultant

  • JAKE YOUNG beginner adviser said on August 15, 2016

    @Pamela Ray-Theus, 

    Hi Pamela, 

    I posted some more information about daiquiri shops. If you have some more questions please contact me anytime.

    Jake Young

    Texas Blends || Consultant

  • JAKE YOUNG beginner adviser said on August 15, 2016

    I believe the only states that allow Drive Thru Daiquiris are TEXAS & LOUISIANA. You can do daiquiris to go in Florida, but walk up only, no drive thru. || Consultant

  • JAKE YOUNG beginner adviser said on August 17, 2016

    @New Store, 

    Jake Young 

    Texas Blends 

    (Use to own Daiquiri King, but now just distribute to daiquiri shops, restaurants, ect.) || Consultant

  • Deavon Foster said on August 25, 2016
    I want to open a daiquiri shop in killeen tx which sells food also but I don't have a clue on where to start. I've been reading up but I'll rather her from a successful person who did this. I went to one in Arlington. I think it is call Who Daiquiri and it was nice and I would like to start one here ..Thanks in advance for the info


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