One of the first questions every client asks is how much alcohol should I purchase for a
The first step in figuring out how much alcohol to purchase is estimating how many people
will be coming to your party.
Once you determine how many guests, ask yourself a couple of questions.
* What type of drinks would my guests prefer? (beer, wine, liquor)
*Should we provide a limited menu of specialty drinks or a full bar?
A limited menu of 5-7 specialty drinks can be offered to guests. This can help keep the cost of your party down as you will only need to purchase the alcohol, mixers and garnishes in those specific drinks.
Here's an example of a five drink menu put together with a client for a Wedding Reception.
The five drinks offered were a Margarita, Cran-Moscow Mule, Mojito, French 75 & Whisky Sour.
Next, take the number of guests expected to attend and multiply by the estimated number of drinks consumed per person.
Example, *30 people at your party and three drinks per person equals 90 total drinks.
Next, take the number of guests expected to attend.
Example, * 30 people at your party and three drinks per person equals 90 total drinks. At a dinner party or cocktail party you can expect guests to consume around two to three drinks per person.
At an evening party each guest may consume three to four drinks per person. The amount of drinks consumed depends on the time of day, the event, the type of function and how wild your friends are.
Next, take an inventory of what alcohol you currently have.
For the alcohol that you need, here's a guide to estimate.
* 750ML bottle of liquor will yield 16 drinks w 1.5oz alcohol
* One liter bottle will get you 22 drinks w 1.5oz alcohol
* 1.75 ML bottle will get you 50 drinks w 1.5oz a alcohol
CHAMPAGNE or WINE
* 750ML bottle of wine or champagne will yield 4 glasses.
* One liter bottle of wine will get you 6 servings.
* Ice is an average of 1lb per person for drinks