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  • Always have plenty of chilled, filtered water for guests to help themselves.
  • A liter of liquor makes about 20 mixed drinks.
  • There are about 5 medium (5oz) glasses of wine in a 750 ml bottle.
  • For a 2 hour cocktail party, allow 2½ aloholic beverages per person.
  • Have plenty of ice, over a pound per guest, more if shaking martinis. It's not expensive.
  • Use smaller glassware to avoid over-serving.
  • *Never* let your guests serve themselves alcohol.
  • At cocktail parties, red wine is generally more popular than white.
  • Basic bar is vodka, scotch, gin, bourbon, rum, vermouth, domestic & imported beers, and wine.
  • Most alcoholic beverages can be bought on a sale-or-return basis.
  • Obligatory mixers are cranberry juice, soda water, tonic,
    Diet Coke®, regular Coke® and Sprite®.
  • Garnishes should include lemons, limes, olives, maybe onions & cherries.
  • Pass a unique drink upon the guests' arrival - it´s fun and memorable!
  • If serving frozen drinks to over 20, rent a high-capacity machine.
  • Serving Martinis? Chill the glasses if possible.

 
 


 

 
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