Party Reference

The List below is estimated for up to 100 guests

Adjust the amounts accordingly for more or fewer guests and for any specialty drinks or a particular theme you have in mind for the bar. These amounts provide for the general varieties of commonly made drinks at an open bar. Your Personal Event Specialist can help you create a customized shopping list for liquor, mixers, and garnishes for the types of drinks or theme you have in mind.

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Hard Liquor

Hard Liquor (1 liter size)

2 vodka
2 gin
2 light rum
1 bourbon whiskey
1 scotch whiskey
1 rye or blended whiskey

Optional Hard Liquor

1 tequila
1 brandy
1 Kahlua
1 Baileys
1 Amaretto
1 Triple Sec/Cointreau/Grand Marnier
1 cognac

*Please note: Triple Sec, Cointreau, and Grand Marnier are interchangeable orange-flavored liqueurs, ranked from common to top-shelf in quality. For higher-end, or top-shelf, cocktails, choose accordingly.

Wine & Beer

4-6 bottles white wine
1 bottle rose
4-6 bottles red wine
1 case regular beer
1 case lite beer

Soda & Mixers


1 case Coca Cola or Pepsi
1 case Diet Coca Cola or Pepsi
1 case 7up or Sprite
1/2 case Diet 7up or Sprite
8 bottles tonic
12 bottles club soda
3 bottles ginger ale
1 case sparkling mineral water

Note: 10 ounce bottles or 12 ounce cans are preferable. Plastic one or two liter containers go flat very quickly after being opened.


1 small bottle Grenadine
1 bottle Sweet & Sour mix (more if you plan on serving margaritas)
1 bottle Triple Sec (non-alcoholic, if preferred over the liqueur listed above)
1 bottle Bloody Mary mix
1 small bottle dry vermouth
1 small bottle sweet (red) vermouth
2 quarts orange juice
1 quart grapefruit juice
2 quarts cranberry juice
2 quarts pineapple juice
4 pitchers of water
1 small bottle Rose’s Lime

Garnishes & Ice

Garnishes and Supplies

12 limes
12 lemons
1 jar maraschino cherries
1 jar olives
1 jar onions
300 cocktail napkins
300 ten ounce tumblers
100 stir sticks


For 100 guests, you will need approximately 150 pounds. You will need more if you plan to chill your beer and wine on ice or if you will be serving blended drinks such as daiquiris or margaritas. During warm months, increase ice by 25%.

Thank you again for visiting us and we’ll see you soon, relaxing at your next event!


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