It can be extremely frustrating and embarrassing when you throw a party and run out of alcohol. Usually, you want to make sure that your guests are satisfied thoroughly from the time they arrive to the time they leave. Small parties are a lot simpler to estimate since you will probably finish it yourself in a matter of days if one or two bottles of wine do not get consumed. However, what if you’ve got 4 bottles of vodka sitting in your home bar after the party? Chances are you won’t even touch them.
Before you call an alcohol delivery Mississauga service for your party, here are some things to consider:
A Bit of Math
You’ve got to expect that your visitors will have 2 drinks during the 1st hour of your party, and 1 drink per hour after that. That’s the rule of thumb.
The total number of drinks can be calculated by the estimated number of drinks per guest multiplied by the number of guests.
After that, you’ve got to consider your guests and what you want to offer. Do you want to serve a full bar for their mixing pleasure? A signature cocktail? Beer and wine only? It is completely up to your budget. You should also consider what your guests will prefer.
Let’s assume that one serving of beer is equivalent to 1 bottle or 1 can. Depending on the type of party and who is attending, you should order more. For instance, additional beer is vital if it’s an occasion where visitors can grab them easily or if it’s a Super Bowl Party. For bigger events, oftentimes, a keg makes a lot of sense.
For those who don’t know, a single bottle of Champagne (750 ml) can fill 5 up to 6 champagne glasses. For every 10 guests, you should plan on one extra bottle of champagne if you’re having a Champagne toast.
A single bottle of wine (750 ml) can fill 4 up to 5 wine glasses. Thus, to come up with the number of bottles you will require, you’ve got to divide the number of wine bottles by 5.
A simple guess is half a bottle of wine for each individual for a sit-down dinner with wine only.
You should expect 1 ½ lb. of ice per individual. This will offer enough ice for any ice baths for beer or wine as well as ice for drinks. If you do not have room in the freezer, you can fill coolers with ice. You should conveniently keep them near the bar or drink stations.
A bottle of alcohol (1 liter) fills around 20 mixed drinks. Simply divide the number of liquor drinks required by 20 to know how many bottles you require.
You should expect ¼ per liter of juice, soda water, or water for every 3 guests who’ll be drinking liquor to calculate the number of required mixers. Keep in mind that garnishes are quite cheap. Thus, it’s advised to always buy extra.