Alcohol Quick Reference

Calculating Servings

  • Calculate the possible number of servings (number of legal aged drinkers) X (number of hours of Event) = number of servings suggested.
  • Determine quantity necessary to accommodate # of servings.

Containers of Servings

  • 1 Keg = 120-160 servings of Beer (depending on foam)
  • 1 Bottle of wine = 5-6 servings of wine
  • 1 Gallon = 128 Ounces
  • 1 Liter = 33.8 ounces
  • 1 "Handle of Alcohol" = 60 ounces

Individual Servings

1 Serving =

  • 12 ounces of beer (non "ice" beer)
  • 5 ounces of wine
  • 1 ounce of distilled 80 proof spirits or hard liquor.

BYOB

1 person =

  • 1 six pack of 12 ounce regular beers (non "ice") or
  • The equivalent alcohol content of 4 wine coolers