Planning drink serving for a party?

Take the guesswork out of drinks buying for your party with this easy-to-follow 2 steps formula. Keep in mind, it’s always better to get more than you think you’ll need.

 

Beer

Liquor

Wine

For large parties, a keg often makes the most sense. Half-barrel kegs (15.5gal) provide about 200 servings if you use 10oz cups.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mixed drinks contain about 1.5oz (45ml) of liquor each. So a 750ml bottle will make about 16 drinks, a 1L about 22 drinks and a 1.75L about 34 drinks. To figure out how many bottles to buy, divide the number of drinks needed by 16 (750ml), 22 (1L) or 34 (1.75L). A 750ml bottle of wine contains about 5 servings, so divide the number of wine drinks by 5 to get the number of bottles you’ll need. If you’re only serving wine, an easy estimate is to assume each person will sip half of a bottle. Champagne/Sparkling – A 750ml bottle fills about 6 flutes.