SPIRITED Wines
Wines , cheeses, gourmet foods, liquors, craft beers and more. in Lenox, MA.

Event Planning


Vodka
Rum
Whiskey
Gin
Other

Craft
Domestic
Import
Kegs
Bottles
Cans

Red
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
White
Chardonnay
Pinot Grigio
Sparkling
Other

Soda
Water
Sparkling Water
Juice

Olives
Onions
Cherries
Lemons
Limes
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Here are basic guidelines as to how many servings are in each type of bottle for each type of alcohol if you would like to plan some of the amounts on your own.

Liquor 1.5oz servings per bottle

Bottles 1 2 4 6 8 10 12
750ml 16 33 67 101 135 169 203
1 liter 22 45 90 135 180 225 270
1.75 liter 39 78 157 236 315 394 437

Wine 5oz servings per bottle

Bottles 1 2 4 6 8 10 12
750ml 5 10 20 30 40 50 60
1.5 liter 10 20 40 60 80 100 120
3 liter 20 40 80 120 160 200 240
5 liter 34 68 135 203 270 338 406

Beer

Size Servings
Case 24
5 Gallon Keg 50
8 Gallon Keg 80
13 Gallon Keg 130
16 Gallon Keg 160

Questions to Consider:

  • How many people?
  • How long is your event?
  • What is the time of the party?
  • Will there be food?
  • What is your budget?
  • Do you need mixers and ice?
  • How many bars are there? Open or Cash bar?
  • Full bar or just beer/wine?

Other Considerations:

  • 2 drinks per person in the first hour
  • 1 drink per person every hour after (Max 4/person)
  • For Sit down dinner: Estimate at least 2 ½ glasses of wine per person
  • For Champagne Toast, estimate 10 servings per bottle or 120 per case
  • Ice
    • If serving wine liquor and beer: 2 lbs per person.
    • If serving only wine and beer: 1.5 lbs per person.
  • Soda
    • 50 people = 3 coke, diet, 7/up
    • 100 people = 2 of each for every 50+
  • Tonic/Club Soda same as Soda

How Much to Buy

If Serving Beer & Wine:

  • 60% Wine
  • 40% Beer

If Serving Beer, Wine & Liquor:

  • 40% Liquor
  • 35% Wine
  • 25% Beer

Hints

Liquor: A standard bar will typically have vodka, gin, bourbon, scotch, and rum. Vodka is usually the most popular, rum the least. People tend to drink darker spirits when it’s cold.