Liquor & Ice Guidelines

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Use the guidelines below as a starting point for stocking your bar, but remember these are only averages.  Actual liquor consumption will depend on many factors like variety of the offerings, time of day and demographics of your guests.

Drinks Per Person

1 hour cocktail reception before dinner

  • 2 drinks per person for cocktails, then...
  • 2 - 2½ glasses of wine per person for dinner

2 hour cocktail party

  • 3 drinks per person

4 hour dinner party

  • 3 - 4 drinks per person

Ice Recommendations

  • 1½ lbs of ice per person – 2½ lbs if also chilling bottles.
  • Pack bottles in ice for 2 hours to properly chill them before guests arrive.

Drinks Per Bottle

Bottle Type & SizeBottle Yield
1 litre bottle of alcohol 20-22 drinks
750 ml bottle of wine 5 glasses
1 litre of soda 5 to 7 glasses (depends on size of glass and ice)
750 ml bottle of champagne 6 generous glasses
1 case of champagne 75 glasses for a champagne toast

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