Follow three
steps when estimating your needs:
1. Calculate
how many people will be drinking
at the event.
2. Multiply this number by four.
This tells you the maximum number
of standard drinks you need.
3. Translate the number of standard
drinks into cases of spirits
and bottles of wine.
100 "standard
drinks" = approximately:
Beer: 100 12oz. bottles
or
Spirits: 6 750 mL bottles
or
Wine: 20 750mL bottles
Suppose you
expect 200 people to be drinking
at your event. The recommended
number of drinks you need is
800 (4 x 200). Let's further
suppose that you expect about
half of the people will drink
beer and the rest will be divided
between spirits and wine. The
800 "standard drinks"
required would be divided as
follows: 400 bottles of beer
(4 x 100), plus 12 bottles of
spirits (2 x 6), plus 40 bottles
of wine (2 x 20).
If you don't
wish to calculate this on your
own, try our Handy
Party Calculator
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