Party Planning

Plan Your Party With The Right Amount Of Alcohol.

Are you thinking of having a party or planning a big event? One of the hardest things to figure out is how much alcohol to purchase. We put together some general guidelines and a drink calculator to follow so you will be prepared. General Guidelines To Follow When Planning Your Purchase.   Guests can drink 2 drinks of a nonalcoholic beverage the first hour and 1 drink each hour thereafter.  With alcoholic drinks, allow 1 1/2 ounces of liquor for each drink. One 750-milliliter bottle will yield about 16 drinks. Also, allow about a quart of mixer carbonated water, tonic water, or ginger ale, for every 3 persons. When serving wine, plan on one 750-milliliter bottle for every 2 guests (one bottle for every 3 to 4 guests if the wine will be served during a meal).  When serving beer, allow about 12 ounces per guest for every half hour to hour. For a large crowd, it is recommended to buy a keg. Always offer nonalcoholic beverages, such as, juices, bottled water, lemonade, soda and iced tea. Also consider nonalcoholic wines and beers. It is recommended having someone attend the bar, especially if mixed drinks will be served. Calculating The Number Of Drinks Per Bottle                              Cocktails (16 oz. each)                 Wine or Champagne (5 oz. each) 750 ML 16 5 Liter 22 * 1.5 L * 10 1.75 L  39 * 3 L  * 20  Party/#People        Lunch   Cocktail Party     Dinner Party  Evening or  Reception Party Basic Bar Supply List If you are setting up a quick self service bar, there are some “must have” items. They include: Liquors: White Rum or Amber Rum Vodka Gin Canadian Whisky (Rye) Tequila Scotch or Bourbon How Many Drinks Per Bottle Average  (commonly used by caterers) Highballs, Cocktails, Mixed Drinks (1.5 oz. liquor servings)   Bottles 1 2 4 6 8 10 12 750 ML (25.4 oz.) 16 33 67 101 135 169 203 Liter (33.8 oz.) 22 45 90 135 180 225 270 1.75 L (59.2 oz.) 39 78 157 236 315 394 473 Wines, Champagnes, Sparkling Wines (5 oz. wine servings)   Bottles 1 2 4 6 8 10 12 750 ML (25.4 oz.) 5 10 20 30 40 50 60 Liter (33.8 oz.) 6 13 27 40 54 67 81 1.75 L (59.2 oz.) 10 20 30 40 54 67 81 3 Liter (101 oz.) 20 40 80 121 161 202 242 4 Liter (135 oz.) 27 54 108 162 216 270 324 Wine Calculator for Dinner Table Wines, Champagnes, Sparking Wines (average 2 servings at 4 to 5 oz. per serving) People  4  6  8  10  12  20 750 ML (25.4 oz.)  2  2+  3+  4  5  8 1.5 Liters (50.7 oz.)  1  1+  2  2  2+  4 Cocktail Party Hosting Bar Calculator Hints    20 Guests Supply List Example:   Bottles of Spirits: 1 Vodka 1 Whisky 1 Gin 1 Scotch 1 Sweet vermouth 1 Dry vermouth 2 Rum(1 light/1 dark) 1 Tequila Note: Have beer and two bottles of red and white wine available for this number of guests,           plus any extra mixers that you see fit (i.e. pineapple juice). Glassware: 60 glasses (estimate 3 per person)  
          6 People 10 cocktails/wine 14 glasses of wine w/lunch 6 liqueurs/Sherry 12 cocktails/highballs or wine (first 2 hours) 9 drinks per hour thereafter 12 cocktails or highballs 12 glasses w/dinner 6 liqueurs/Sherry 6 drinks an hour after dinner 24 cocktails/highballs/wine
         10 People 15 cocktails/wine 15 glasses wine w/lunch 10 liqueurs/Sherry 20 cocktails/highballs or wine (first 2 hours) 15 drinks an hour thereafter 20 cocktails/wine 20 glasses wine w/dinner 10 liqueurs/Sherry 10 drinks an hour after dinner 24 cocktails/highballs/wine
          4 People 6 cocktails/wine 10 glasses of wine w/lunch 4 liqueurs/Sherry 8 cocktails/highballs or wine (first 2 hours) 6 drinks per hour thereafter 8 cocktails/highballs/wine 8 glasses of wine with dinner 4 liqueurs/Sherry 4 drinks per hour after dinner 16 cocktails/highballs/wine
Basic Mixers: Club soda Cola Diet cola Ginger Ale Lemon Lime Tonic
Fruit Juices: Orange Cranberry Tomato Mott’s Clamato
Extra Supplies: 20 lbs Ice 3 Tonic water 3 Ginger ale 3 Cola 2 Soda water 2 Orange juice 1 Cranberry juice 2 Limes
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