This question is asked of Yukon Liquor Corporation staff all the time. While there are no absolute rules, here are some buying guidelines you may find useful. These are purchasing guidelines only that you can adapt to suit your guests’ and your product preferences. If you are hosting a larger social function ( 1.8MB) and want a quick idea of the amount of beverage alcohol you may need, you may find the Handy Party Calculator useful.
A standard serving of wine is five ounces at 12% alcohol by volume. This means that you get:
Generally one 341-ml (12-oz.) bottle of beer is one serving. So a case of 24 beers provides 24 standard beer servings.
A 750-ml bottle gives approximately 17 standard drinks. You will need three similarly sized bottles of mix. Guest preferences or a party theme may affect the types of spirits you purchase, so the following is only a basic guide for making spirit purchases:
Estimating your buying needs for social functions
Follow these guidelines when calculating your buying requirements: