Party Planning

How much Liquor should you buy? Below is a table of the amount of liquor you may need that will help your party planning ideas based on the amount of guests with you.

Keep in mind that the amount of products you buy also depends on your group. 21-35 years of age generally would need increase *1 or 2 bottles. It can also depend on what types of liquor. Example, Add more vodka, rum, tequila, and Beer.

Time of year can differ as well. Fall and winter is usually less beer then spring and summer.

How much liquor to purchase for a party?

Products 5th’s 10-30 Guests 30-40 Guests 40-60 Guests 60-100 Guests
Vodka 2 3 3 4
Rum 1 2 2 2
Gin 1 2 2 3
Scotch 1 2 2 3
Whisky 1 1 2 2
Bourbon 1 1 1 1
Irish Whisky 1 1 1 1
Tequila 2 2 2 3
Brandy or Cognac 1 2 2 3
Aperitifs 1 1 2 2
Liquors 3 3 4 4
Beer 4 cases 6 cases 6 cases 7 cases
White wine 4 4 6 8
Red Wine 4 4 4 4
Champagne 2 3 4 4
Vermouth Red 1 1 1 1
Vermouth white 1 1 2 2

Mix Drinks you might need

Products 2 liters 10-30 Guests 30-40 Guests 40-60 Guests 60-100 Guests
Club Soda 2 2 2 3
Ginger Ale 2 2 2 3
Cola 3 4 4 4
Diet Cola 3 3 3 4
Lemon Lime Soda 2 3 3 4
Tonic Water 2 2 3 3
Tomato Juice 2 2 3 3
Grapefruit 2 2 3 3
Orange 2 2 3 3
Cranberry 2 2 3 3

Other Bar Stuff

Products 10-30 Guests 30-40 Guests 40-60 Guests 60-100 Guests
Ice 10 15 20 30
Napkins 4 4 6 8
Stirrers 1,000 box 1 1 1 1
Tabasco Sauce 1 1 1 1
Bitters 1 1 1 2
Cream of Coconut 1 2 2 2
Grenadine 1 1 1 2
Horseradish 1 1 1 2
Lemons 4 5 5 6
Limes 4 4 5 6
Milk Gal 1 1 1 1
Mar chino Cherry’s 1 1 1 1
Olives 1 1 1 1

The number of servings in a bottle

Serving Size 750ml Liter 1.75 Liter
1oz 25 33 59
1 ¼ oz 20 27 47
1 ½ oz 17 22 39

Tips for Shakers

  • The reason to shake a cocktail is to chill, mix, or to put a head on some cocktails.
  • Put ice Cubes in shaker.
  • Add the Cocktails ingredients.
  • Hold the 2 parts of your shaker and shake fast up and down.
  • Pour and Drink! Yum