How Much Alcohol Do I Need?

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

Drinks Per Bottle: Table Wines, Champagne, Sparkling Wines (5 oz. wine servings)

Items needed by guest count

Online calculators for alcohol needs:

Evite Alcohol Calculator

The Wedding Alcohol Calculator

Stocking a Standard Cocktail Bar:

If you do want to stock a full bar, most needs can be met by having the following on hand:

Vodka Rum Gin Scotch Bourbon Blended Whiskey Tequila

Stocking a Complete Cocktail Bar

If you want to offer more cocktail choices, in addition to the standard bar consider also stocking:

  • Kahlua® or other coffee flavored liqueur

  • Creme de Menthe

  • Creme de Cacao

  • Amaretto

  • Brandy and/or Cognac

  • Grand Marnier®

  • Drambuie®

  • B&B® (Brandy & Benedictine)

  • Triple Sec or Cointreau

  • Apple Pucker Schnapps (for Appletinis)

  • Bailey's Irish Creme

  • Southern Comfort

  • Peach Schnapps

  • Frangelico

Mixers and Garnishes

Depending on the cocktails you plan on offering, you may need any or all of the following:

  • Juices – orange juice, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, tomato juice or V8, pineapple, lemon or lime juice (fresh squeezed when possible or Roses), Pomengranate

  • For fresh squeezed juices, you can estimate that the average lemon or lime will yield about an ounce of juice, an orange will yield between 1 1/2 - 3 oz. of juice depending on it's size.