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How Much and of What?
|NUMBER OF PEOPLE|
Increase amount for dinner parties and gatherings longer than 4 hours.
|WINE AND CHAMPAGNE|
It's always good to go with a lot of champagne during the holidays.
|5 bottles||13 bottles||25 bottles||50 bottles|
When in doubt: Pabst Blue Ribbon
|20 bottles per hour||50 bottles per hour||100 bottles per hour||200 bottles per hour|
Don't know what to buy? See our bar guide, below.
|1.5 bottles per hour||3 bottles per hour||6 bottles per hour||12 bottles per hour|
Go heavy on tonic water. And don't forget diet soda.
|4 liters per hour||9 liters per hour||17 liters per hour||33 liters per hour|
Chop some; leave some whole.
|OLIVES AND MARASCHINO CHERRIES|
Useful and delicious.
|1 jar each||3 jars each||5 jars each||10 jars each|
Everyone runs out of ice. Don't let this happen to you.
|5 lbs||13 lbs||25 lbs||50 lbs|
Reduce this number if you are offering plates for food.
|40 per hour||100 per hour||200 per hour||400 per hour|
What a real martini is made with. We like Junipero, Hendrick's, and Boodles.
You're not in college anymore; buy something decent, like Herredura or Don Julio.
If your crowd is of the bourbon-and-Coke variety, go cheap. If not, opt for something like Maker's Mark, Woodford Reserve, or Old Dip Van Winkle.
- SWEET VERMOUTH
The other half of a Manhattan.
Should you want to break out the muddler for mojitos, you'll also need a bottle of this. Try Appleton Estate.
- DRY VERMOUTH
The other half of a martini.
- IRISH WHISKEY
Bushmills and Jameson are both good staples.
Don't skimp on this one. The Macallan Cask Strength is a good option.
The clear stuff always goes first. Buy lots and buy well. Grey Goose and Belvedere are both solid.
- MARTINI SHAKER
It's a tool, not a toy. Keep anyone with a Tom Cruise complex away.
- MARTINI OLIVES
The ones not used in drinks will be eaten by guests.
- BAR TOWEL
Someone will spill.
- LONG MIXING SPOON
For those who prefer their drinks stirred, not shaken.
- BOWL OF LEMON AND LIME WEDGES
Skip the umbrellas and plastic swords. But never skip the lemons and limes.
- ICE BUCKET
Tongs don't work. Use a large spoon instead.