Wine store in Utica- It’s Party Time: How Much Wine, Liquor and other drinks do I Need?

By Gregory Gorea
Wine store in Utica

Wine store in Utica- It’s Party Time: How Much Wine, Liquor and other drinks do I Need?

Wine store in Utica

Wine store in Utica- It’s Party Time: How Much Wine, Liquor and other drinks do I Need?

     When customers come into the store, they never know how much to buy for their party.  Whether it be a graduation, anniversary, birthday or holiday, no one wants to run out of wine, liquor, beer, soda or water.

 Let’s start with the facts, not everyone drinks everything you are going to serve.  A certain percentage of your guests will not drink.  The rule usually is about 15% do not drink wine, liquor or beer (they either aren’t old enough, quit drinking, or never drank).  If you are planning a party of 120 you can guess that about 20 of those guests (15%) will drink only soda or water.  Now let’s plan for the other 100.  Out of the 100 guest that will drink, 45% will prefer wine, 30% will drink beer and the remaining 25% will drink a mixed liquor drink.

            What do you need to fill your bar for 100 guests?  The first thing I tell customers is start with a signature drink.  A few gallons of a signature cocktail will go far, and many guests that want one drink, will reach for your signature drink.  Make it fun by naming your signature drink after the event, and even more guests will drink your specialty of the party.  Here’s what you’ll need for the rest of the party for 100 guests:

Liquor:

            4 Liters of Vodka (By far the most popular at a party)

            2 Liters of Gin

            1 Liter of Light Rum

            1 Liter of Spiced Rum

            1 Liter of Tequila

            1 Liter of Whiskey

            1 Liter of Bourbon

            Optional:

            Vermouth (Martinis)

            Triple Sec (Cosmos)

            Mixers:

Tonic, Club soda, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Ginger Ale, Lime juice.
Soda: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite or Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist.

            Beer: Between 6 and 8 cases of Beer for 100

Tagged with:




Greg's Wineology & More

Boxed Wine is Really Good.  Believe it.

Boxed Wine is Really Good.  Believe it.

July 17th, 2019

By Gregory Gorea Seneca Wine & Liquor of New Hartford & Utica NY Boxed Wine is Really [...]

Wine Storage Tips - For Hot Summer and Frigid Winter!

Wine Storage Tips - For Hot Summer and Frigid Winter!

May 26th, 2019

By Gregory GoreaSeneca Wine & Liquor of New Hartford & Utica NY           Wine Storage [...]

Here’s a Super Summer Drink...Peach Bellini Recipe!

Here’s a Super Summer Drink...Peach Bellini Recipe!

May 25th, 2019

By Gregory GoreaSeneca Wine & Liquor of New Hartford & Utica NY Peach Bellini Recipe: T[...]

Learned so much on my Napa Valley Trip

Learned so much on my Napa Valley Trip

April 17th, 2019

By Gregory Gorea Seneca Wine & Liquor of New Hartford & Utica NY             Napa Vall[...]