A "How to" for your entertainment needs.

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6 cocktails/wine

 

6 glasses wine

with luch

 

4 liqueurs/Sherry*

 

 


8 cocktails/highballs

or

6 glasses wine

(first 2 hours)

 

6 drinks an hour

thereafter

8 cocktails/wine

 

8 glasses wine with

dinner

 

4 liqueurs/Sherry*

 

4 drinks an hour after dinner

4

16 drinks

(highballs, cocktails,

wine)

6

0

1

10 cocktails/wine

 

10 glasses wine with lunch

 

6 liqueurs/Sherry*


15 cocktails/wine

 

15 glasses wine

with lunch

 

10 liqueurs/Sherry*

12 cocktails/highballs

or

12 glasses wine

(first 2 hours)

 

12 drinks an hour

thereafter

20 cocktails/highballs

or

20 glasses wine

(first 2 hours)

 

15 drinks an hour

thereafter

12 cocktails/wine

 

12 glasses wine with

dinner

 

6 liqueurs/Sherry*

 

6 drinks an hour after dinner


24 drinks

(highballs, cocktails,

wine)


20 cocktails/wine

 

20 glasses wine with

dinner

 

10 liqueurs/Sherry*

 

10 drinks an hour after dinner


40 drinks

(highballs, cocktails,

wine)

 

 

 

 

 

*Optional


Chart #1 - How many drinks to plan.

Chart #2 - 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     |        |  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

 

  1.5 L (50.7 oz).....................................  |  10   |  20   |  40     |  60     |  81     |  101   |  121

 

  3 L (101 oz).........................................  |  20   |  40   |  80     |  121   |  161    |  202   |  242

 

  4 L (135 oz).........................................  |  27   |  54   |  108   |  162   |  216    |  270   |  324


Chart #3 - How many bottles of wine for dinner.

  Table Wines, Champagnes, Sparkling Wines (Average 2 servings 4 to 5oz each person)

 

  People.................................................  |  4     |  6     |  8       |  10    |  12    |  20

 

  750 ML (25.4 oz) ................................  |  2     |  2+   |  3+     |  4      |  5      |  8  

 

  1.5 L (50.7 oz)......................................  |      |  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

 

Chart #1  - "How many drinks to planprovides calculations for 4, 6 and 10 people.  If your customer is entertaining 20, multiply the drinks shown for 10 people by 2

 

Chart #2  - "How many drinks per bottle.Here, at a glance, are the number of drinks you can expect (1.5 oz. liquor servings, 5oz wine servings) from a bottle in the various container sizes.  Charted for 1 to 12 bottles.  Examples: The customer figures he will need for his party 30 drinks of Scotch, 10 drinks of bourbon, about 40 drinks of vodka or gin,  The chart translates his needs to bottles as follows: Two 750 mls of Scotch, one 750 ml of bourbon, one 1.75 of vodka (or gin). Use the same way to figure how much wine to buy.  Two 3 liter containers of wine will supply 30 wine servings of 5oz. each.

 

Chart #3  - "How many bottles of table wine to buy" - for 4 to 20 people.  Example: If the customer is having 12 people, five 750 mls or 2+ magnums (1.5 liters) are recommended (2 servings of 5 oz each per person).


"Wine is sunlight, held together by water."  

 

 - Galileo

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