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Liquor- How many bottles to purchase

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I was going to say maybe a whiskey (jack daniels or jim beam) and a gin

 

I'm sure the vodka rum & tequila will be the first to go, but I know my FI is a Jim Beam drinker when he drinks hard alcohol

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we are going with the wine and beer only thing. My step-mom's family does not handle hard alcohol well and our caterer does not have a hard alcohol license-they are like $25,000 in CA. So I think we will buy 6-10 cases of wine (white and red), 1 case of champange and 2 kegs of beer.

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hi amy,

 

found this for you.

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Q: I am having 10 guests at my party. How much liquor should I purchase?

A: You can assume that 10 guests will consume about 4 to 5 drinks for the evening. If you are just serving hard alcohol, that's approximately 20 shots. (Based on 1.5 oz. per shot - - 2 per person). A bottle of wine usually yields about 5 cocktails. If you buy beer, consider purchasing 6-packs or bottles.

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Party Food Planning:

Beverage Calculator

Include beverages in your party food planning. The amount of punch or number of cocktails or beers a guest will drink varies. Allow for the length of the party, the strength of the beverage, the day of the week, the rowdiness of the crowd, or lack thereof, and adjust your figure accordingly. The rules-of-thumb are:

 

Punch: Figure 10 people to the gallon-- pretty good mileage. That's a conservative estimate, assuming your guests will drink about three 4-ounce servings during the party.

 

Cocktails: Figure that your guests will consume 2 drinks per person per hour for the first 2 hours and 1 drink per person per hour after that.

 

 

What to stock for your cocktail party:

 

As for liquor, purchase at least one 750-mil bottle (standard size) each of scotch, rum, bourbon, tequila, vodka and gin if that is practical for you. Each bottle contains about 16 1 1/2-ounce shots. (The same size bottle of wine or champagne contains 6 4-ounce servings. One 12-ounce beer is considered one serving.)

 

Stock mixers such as club soda, lime juice and other fruit juices, tonic water, and non-alcoholic beer in small bottles so that unopened containers may be used in future.

 

Stock 1 pound of ice per person if the drinks need to be iced. More will be needed for an outdoor, warm-weather party, or if the party lasts a long time. Only about half that though, 1/2 pound of ice per person, is needed if the beverages are pre-chilled or the party is of short duration.

 

Figure about 4 cocktail napkins (or 2 linen napkins) per person per hour, less if your guests will be using small cocktail plates for food.

 

Stock enough glasses that your guests can trade a dirty one for a clean one at least once, maybe more.

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Originally Posted by amyh View Post
Thanks Tammy!

Anny- how much are you saving purchasing the bottles duty free?
I have $2K budgeted for that but I have a friend that works there and he told me I can do it for less than that (considering 200 guests)

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Originally Posted by anacgarcia View Post
I have $2K budgeted for that but I have a friend that works there and he told me I can do it for less than that (considering 200 guests)
Anny- please let me know how you are doing this! Once you purchase them, can you email me or post the amount?? Thanks!

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Has anyone had a problem bringing alcohol into Mexico? Natasha...did you carry three cases of wine down or ship them?
we carried them down with no problem.

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