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Drink Calculator

How many drinks to plan...

 

People Lunch Cocktail
Party
Dinner
Party
Evening
4 6 cocktails/wine

6 glasses wine w/lunch

4 liqueurs/Sherry*

8 cocktails/highballs or

8 glasses wine (first 2 hours)

6 drinks an hour thereafter

8 cocktails/wine

8 glasses wine w/dinner

4 liqueurs/Sherry*

4 drinks an hour after dinner

16 drinks (highballs, cocktails, wine)
6 10 cocktails/wine

10 glasses wine w/lunch

6 liqueurs/Sherry*

12 cocktails/highballs or

12 glasses wine (first 2 hours)

9 drinks an hour thereafter

12 cocktails/wine

12 glasses wine w/dinner

6 liqueurs/Sherry*

6 drinks an hour after dinner

24 drinks (highballs, cocktails, wine)
10 15 cocktails/wine

15 glasses wine w/lunch

10 liqueurs/Sherry*

20 cocktails/highballs or

20 glasses wine (first 2 hours)

15 drinks an hour thereafter

20 cocktails/wine

20 glasses wine w/dinner

10 liqueurs/Sherry*

10 drinks an hour after dinner

24 drinks (highballs, cocktails, wine)

* Optional

 

How Many Drinks Per Bottle

Highballs, Cocktails, Mixed Drinks
(1.5 oz. liquor servings)

Bottles 1 2 4 6 8 10 12
750 ML (25.4 oz.) 16 33 67 101 135 169 203
Liter (33.8 oz.) 22 45 90 135 180 225 270
1.75 L (59.2 oz.) 39 78 157 236 315 394 473

Where the calculation leaves less than a full drink,
the fraction is disregarded

Table Wines, Champagnes, Sparkling Wines
(5 oz. wine servings)

Bottles 1 2 4 6 8 10 12
750 ML (25.4 oz.) 5 10 20 30 40 50 60
Liter (33.8 oz.) 6 13 27 40 54 67 81
1.75 L (59.2 oz.) 10 20 30 40 54 67 81
3 Liter (101 oz.) 20 40 80 121 161 202 242
4 Liter (135 oz.) 27 54 108 162 216 270 324

Where the calculation leaves less than a full drink,
the fraction is disregarded

 

How Many Bottles of Wine for Dinner

Table Wines, Champagnes, Sparking Wines
(average 2 servings at 4 to 5 oz. per serving)

People 4 6 8 10 12 20
750 ML (25.4 oz.) 2 2+ 3+ 4 5 8
1.5 Liters (50.7 oz.) 1 1+ 2 2 2+ 4

Generally, bottle quantities recommended provide
some small overages of wine from 10 oz. per guest formula

"+" sign indicates somewhat less than formula and
additional bottle may be desirable to have on hand

 

 

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