Post # 1
I’m having a brunch reception of around 120 people, and I was wondering how much alcohol I need to serve. I’m planning on mostly champagne (mimosas, bellinis, etc) but also plan on doing vodka for bloody marys and MAYBE white wine. How much would I need to serve guests, assuming that they mostly drink champagne? My biggest fear is running out of drinks…
The reception will be around 11:30 or noon, so I don’t think people will be slamming down the drinks (or at least I hope they won’t!). But I’d rather have too much than too little.
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I would imagine 2-3 drinks per person. Estimate one bottle of champagne could make 8 champagne cocktails, each bottle of wine is 4 generous glasses, and add 2 bottles of vodka along with your mixers. That should be plenty.
Post # 4
@Katekahl: I worked at a brunch spot that does unlimited mimosas/bloody marys. If they do mimosas it’s about 3, bloody marys are 2 and other drinks if not doing the alcohol is typically 2 for juice, milk or water. They give about 1/4-1/3 of alcohol in the glass so about 8 per bottle of champagne but maybe sub in presecco as many prefer that or 12-18 per vodka. id aay the average is 3:1 for champagne compared to Vodka
Post # 4
Love mimosas/bloody marys… just save yourself the stress and premake the marys, and do a mimosa bar so people can do it themselves… you should be able to relax!!
I found an amazing recipe on pinterest… I wasn’t wowed by the idea at the time, but I had the ingredients at my house and brought it to a family get together… HUGE hit! Magnum bottle of white wine (pinot grig or sauv blanc), 1 can of frozen lemonade, 1 liter of sprite… somewhere between white sangria and a shandy but with a little fizz… I couldn’t believe how fast it went- they made me run out and buy more supplies 🙂 You can just double/triple the recipe in equal parts if you need a lot, and its cheap, easy and yummy!
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY
May I also suggest you have grapefruit juice on hand? I know I always go for a Greyhound (grapefruit and vodka) at brunch. Maybe some of your guests would appreciate it? 🙂
Sorry!!!! I know this doesn’t answer your question and just adds more for you to buy – I just had to float the idea to you.