Estimate How Much Liqueur You Need For A Party

Find how much liquor you'll need for your next party by usingthis easy equation!

If you're planning to host a liquor party, then you must take care of the legal aspects of it first. This means, that, you'll need to check with your local authorities to find out what the laws are in your area. If you're planning on selling alcohol, or, if you are giving the party at another place away from your home, you may need to purchase a temporary liquor permit.

The second item to remember is to follow the "Designated Driver Rule." Make sure that everyone who drinks alcohol at your party has a safe ride home. That safe ride will be with a "designated driver" who refrains from drinking liquor while they are guests at your party. Assign a group of guests to each designated driver so that he or she can help the others get home.

You and your partner may choose to remain sober and be such drivers yourself!

With the legal aspects taken care of, you'll need to estimate how much liquor you'll need for the party. You'll also need to decide what kinds of alcohol you will serve.

There's a general rule for determining the amount of liquor you'll need. If you are inviting ten guests who will be drinking, for example, then you'll need approximately forty mixed drinks, twenty bottles of beer, two bottles of wine, and one bottle of assorted hard liquors.

All you need to do to use this equation is to multiply or divide by the number of guests who will be drinking alcohol. For twenty guests, simply multiply the example by two. For fifty guests, you'll need to multiply the example by five, and so on.

If you're planning on having a small liquor party, let's say having only five guests, then you'll need to divide the ten guest example equation by two. No kidding! It's just that easy!

You can easily add a few more beers, bottles of wine, and bottles of hard liquor to your alcohol list if you're worried about running low on the party drinks.

The harder part is to decide what kinds of alcohol you'll be serving at your party. Many people prefer to drink only beer or wine. But, other people will prefer mixed drinks. Therefore, you'll need to have a small supply of Gin, Rum, Scotch, Tequila, Vodka, and Whiskey on hand so that mixed drinks can be made and served.

You'll also need to purchase some popular mixers such as cola and non cola soft drinks, orange juice, tomato juice, tonic water, and soda water. Or, you can simply purchase premixed bottles of alcoholic drinks to serve to your guests instead. Examples of these premixed drinks include Martinis, Fuzzy Navels, Cocktails, Bloody Marys, and Long Island Iced Tea, (an alcoholic drink that your designated drivers can't have).

Make sure to include plenty of bottled water, coffee, hot tea, and iced tea on your shopping list for your guests who are designated drivers too.

And, last but not least, you'll need plenty of ice cubes, chilled mugs, wine glasses, drink glasses, and sliced lemons and limes for your guests' drinks too.

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