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Caipirinha Cocktail



Getting the drinks right for your party can be tricky. The last thing you want is to run out or be unable to serve the type of drinks your guests like as the party progresses. Here are some tips to help you get it right!


Here are some tips to help with drink calculations. Consider your guests and adjust accordingly. If your guests are big drinkers, your calculations will need to go up; if your party takes place during daylight hours or your guests are elderly or teetotallers, you can reduce these figures. 

• Guests drink an average of two drinks the first hour and one drink each hour after.

• A 700ml bottle of alcohol yields approximately 23 single-shot mixed drinks

• Allow one half bottle of champagne per bubbly-guzzling guest and one bottle of wine per 2-3 guests, remembering that white wine tends to be more popular than red.

• Factor in 3-4 beers per male (or beer-drinking female) guest.

• One 750ml bottle of champagne fills six regular champagne glasses. If you plan to have a champagne toast, you will need to purchase additional bottles. You only need to pour about a third of a glass for a toast, so plan on one bottle of bubbly for every 10 guests.

• Garnishes are relatively cheap, so it’s always smart to buy extras. Plan on one quarter of a lemon and one quarter of a lime per guest. This means that if you have 24 guests, you’ll need at least 6 lemons and 6 limes.

• Plan on one 5kg bag of ice per 8 guests. This will provide enough ice for drinks as well as any ice baths for wine or beer.

For more detailed charts outlining the number of drinks in standard sized bottles and beverage quantity charts for your party click here.

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