(Closed) Drink calculator?

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 5
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah it’s beer, wine and liquor. 

Post # 6
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would subtract the amount of people you are buying alcohol for and use the drink calculator for the non-alcoholic drinks.  Like if you have 100 people attending and you know 80 will be drinking, you buy non-alcoholic drinks for 20 people…And you can use the same calculations that you did for the beer/wine/liquor…like if you are buying juice bottles (the beer calculation) or juice cartons (the wine calculator). I feel like that’s what I did and it worked out…


Post # 7
3761 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I know this isn’t the answer you are looking for, but soda doesn’t really go bad, so I would say purchase plenty and you can just stock your house if needed.  Or buy from somwhere that would let you return any un-used portions (Wal-Mart, ABC, etc).

Post # 8
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I found this information on a drink calculator from the REAL SIMPLE website:

Planners estimate one drink per person per hour. (A bottle of wine or Champagne contains five drinks; a liter of spirits, 22.) For each bottle of spirits, you need three containers of mixers—club soda, tonic, juice, and so on. Warm weather outdoor weddings call for more clear liquors (for vodka gimlets and gin-and-tonics), cocktail parties might prompt guests to order martinis, and multi-course sit-downs will necessitate plenty of wine.

I think it’s reasonably useful to calculate what you need for liquor/wine/beer and what’s needed for combining mixed drinks.

I also found this site which gives you some ideas for not only drink calculations but also for all the extras that are needed (mix, ice, glassware, garnishes etc.)


I hope that these help!

Post # 9
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Thank you for posting this thread, I was just looking for this!

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