During the first hour of an event the average guests will consume two drinks and one drink during each following hour.
When planning an event serving wine, beer, and spirits, the general rule of thumb is:
If you do not anticipate serving mixed drinks at your event, then you should plan on 60% of your guests consuming wine and 40% beer.
White, red, sparkling: Do I need all of these? Consider a few factors:
What temperature should I serve my wine?
Like wine, beer comes in different styles and bodies and can be paired with food. The Fridge offers a huge selection of different craft, domestic and import beers.
Beer Suggestions by Style:
To help make your party special and extra memorable offer a “signature cocktail.” Signature cocktails are a great addition to any event, especially themed ones. Generally signature cocktails feature one or two spirits combined with different juices or mixers.
The Fridge carries different types of spirits and mixers to help you make the perfect cocktail. And don’t forget to visit The Hat for those extra pieces you may need including lemons, bloody mary mix, and cups.
To help you further with your cocktail decisions, here are some recipes for popular mixed drinks. These can easily be adapted into signature drinks with just a small twist on the classic.
Helpful Hints When Selecting & Servicing Wines
Older and fuller-bodied reds are best served decanted.
When buying Champagne/Sparkling for a toast, we suggest an Extra Dry, since it it’s slightly sweeter than Brut.
A 750ml bottle of Champagne will fill up more champagne flutes (8 flutes) than wine glasses (5 glasses).
Match the weight of the food to the weight of the wine
*Serving equals a 5 oz pour. All numbers are approximate.
750ml = 5 servings
1.5 L = 10 servings
1 Case (12 750ml bottles) = 60 servings
Kegs or Bottles?
Kegs can be a good investment if you plan on having a lot of people at your event or if you want beer to be the beverage of choice.
Measurements for Distilled Spirits
(Bottle Size = Metric Measure = Servings per bottle*)
Fifth = 750ml = 15*
Quart = Liter = 20*
Half Gallon = 1.75L =35*
*Serving equals 1.5oz jigger. All numbers are approximate.
RumChata Pumpkin Pie Martini 2 parts RumChata 1 part Vanilla Vodka 1 part Pumpkin Syrup (or Substitute 3 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Filling) Cinnamon Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass; sprinkle with cinnamon.
Tequila Mojito Makes 2 Mojitos Prep Time 5 minutes | Total Time 5 minutes Servings 2 | Calories 116 kcal Ingredients leaves big handful of fresh mint 1 1/2 limes quartered 30 ml simple syrup 1 oz 60 ml Familia Camarena Tequila (Silver or Reposado) 2 cups ice cubes soda water sprigs of mint for garnish Instructions Place the ice cubes, mint leaves, Tequila and simple syrup in the blender or cocktail shaker. Squeeze […]