Sunday, October 27, 2013

Party Drinks Calculator

Your slave's Party Drinks Guide

Offering only wine and beer is just fine for any host today!
You will need to get:

White Wine
Red Wine
You know your friends: are they mostly “White Wine”ers? Buy more of that.

slave suggests that ¾ of the beer that you get is of a “lite” variety – everyone’s on a diet!
Soda: Regular & Diet: also Lemon–lime in regular & diet.

Plain Bottled water: - Don't need to buy “mineral” water, if someone is so fussy that they require one of these, they can bring it themselves. 
Juices, Lemonade, Iced Tea, Coffee

How much are they going to drink?
Well you know them better than I however: Plan on 1 beverage per guest per hour, Then buy about 50 % more!
Remember, you don’t want to send anyone out into the streets drunk!
Ask your store if you can return unopened liquor! It shouldn't make much difference with soda but with wine and beer it can get expensive.

Assumption on consumptions:
This is what professionals use for their calculations:
-- Beer: Estimate that guests will drink a bottle every half hour of the party.
-- Wine: One bottle of wine provides five glasses, depending on how your pour. During a party, plan ½ bottle for every guest.
-- Nonalcoholic beverages: Assume guests will drink two in the first hour and one for each additional hour of the party. If the weather is warm, expect guests to drink a bit more.
Remember, not every guest will want to drink every option – you hope!

Buy ice. This is easy math: 2 lbs per person.
Fill ice coolers to set near the bar. Be sure to keep ice for glasses separate from ice used to chill bottles and cans
Buy or rent glasses. You don't want to run out of these! Start with estimating that everybody will use 3 a piece. Those pesky people will insist on changing what they drink and when.
Suggestion: buy red plastic cups and have magic markers handy for guests to write names on their own cup – cuts down waste.
(They will still use more than one!)

"serving" Master Indy


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil,
comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain 
…..I cook!

No comments:

Post a Comment