Post # 1
We’re having a beer/wine reception, and have decided to add sangria as our signature drink. Our caterer hasn’t been too helpful in figuring out how much to order, so I’m turning to the ‘bee.
The caterer said we should go by how many 8-oz drinks of sangria we’d like to provide. We have 145 at our reception, most of whom are adults/of drinking age. How should I go about estimating how many of those people would want sangria? I know many will prefer the regular wine or the beer, but it is an outdoor thing, so sangria could be pretty popular. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
i would see if they could provide 4oz sangria glasses and then you could base it on that. i have seen sangria portions based on 4 and not 8 oz most of the time and since many ppl will be dirinking beer and wine, the sangria is just an added bonus for those that would like a glass (or three, or five 🙂 ) i would also suggest that instead of having it already pour perhaps have the glasses already with fruit in them and then the sangria in pitchers or spouted glass containers that people can serve themselves. Chances are, they wont drink as much and the fruit will take up more space than the sangria 🙂 hope this helps!
Post # 4
I made 4 gallons of Sangria for our housewarming party — and with about 20 people we had a gallon left.
But looking at the math, if every person there had 1 serving of Sangria (which I think is a fair way of looking at it) you’ll need a minimum of 9 gallons.
So maybe 12-15 gallons?
Post # 5
Enough to send me some 🙂
I love sangria however I have no idea how much you’ll need.
And now in addition to hard lemonade and long island iced tea… I think I need sangria at my recpetion…
Post # 6
For our wedding we’re doing beer and sangria only. I’m having about 100 adults (give or take) and we’re buying 2 cases of 2 buck chuck (24 bottles of wine)! That’s the beauty of sangria, even the most refined wine connoisseur will tell you the cheaper the wine better when making it. We probably won’t use it all but that’s fine and we’ll make at least half of it up front. If you’re having an outdoor wedding in an area that’s prone to be warmer you may get people drinking more sangria since it’s usually served chilled, keep that in mind when gauging your guests tastes.
I’m with TamiN, if you make enough for 1 glass per person then you’re probably safe because not everyone is actually going to have a glass, BUT people may decide to have more than one glass. You know your crowd if you think they’re really going to go for it then make more. BUT I’d also def go with the smaller glasses for the sangria. Also keep in mind that you have to factor in if people will add fruit to their glasses or not because this will take up more space allowing for LESS liquid. By The Way word is caterers HATE sangria because it’s one of the most cost effective beverages and they can’t really effectively OVERLY charge for it.
I also highly recommend pineapple juice sangria instead of a citrus based super yummy (and very dangerous it’s like drinking juice and you don’t realize the alcohol is there)!! A 1/2 a can – 1 whole can pineapple juice (depending on your own taste) to 1 bottle of red wine, if you want to add some kick add a few shots of tequila just for flavor (literally it’s not necessary to add more than 3 or so shots to the entire mix). Good Luck