You’re throwing a party. The menu is set, the décor nearly done. Now, for the best part (some might say): the liquid refreshments. Estimating whether guests will guzzle or sip? Far from easy. Susan Spungen, Rue Living Inspirer and author of What’s a Hostess to Do?, breaks down what – and how much – to stock up on.
First things first – the hard stuff:
- On average, assume your guests will have 2 drinks per hour (10 guests x 2 drinks x 2 hours = 40 drinks).
- There are approximately 5 glasses of wine per bottle.
- Most mixed drinks are made with a 1-ounce shot of liquor. A 1-liter bottle of liquor contains enough for 32 drinks.
- Mixers are usually poured in 4-ounce portions. One liter of mixer will make 8 drinks.