The well stocked bar
   Basic Liquors and beverages to have on hand:
Vodka
Gin
Rum
Scotch
Burbon
Whisky
Tequila
Vermouth (dry and sweet)
Cointreau


Mixers (sodas/juices):
Seltzer Water or Club Soda
Tonic Water
Cola
Diet Cola
Ginger Ale
Sprite
Cranberry Juice
Orange Juice
Lime Juice
Optional:  Grapefruit Juice,  Pineapple Juice,  Ginger Beer, Grenadine,


Garnishes:
Limes,  Lemons,  Jar Olives,  
Optional:  cocktail onions, maraschino cherries



Bar Setup Example for a Cocktail Party
for approx. 50  - 2.5 hours:
(If  you know your guests have a preference to a particular liquor, then double up)
Wine –
Red: 1 - 2 types – 1 case (12 bottles) total.
White – 1 – 2 types – 1.5 cases
(18 bottles total ((If serving Rose wine – 12 bottles is sufficient)).
Rose – 1 type – 6 bottles
Beer – 3 types – 2 regular, 1 light. Depending on the guests
            Regular – 1 case of each type (24 bottles each)
Light – 24 bottles
Champagne/Prosecco – 1 case (12 bottles)
Vodka – 3 liters
Gin – 1 liter
Scotch – 1 liter
Bourbon – 1 liter
Rum – 1 liter
Tequila – 1 liter approx.
Cointreau – 1 small bottle – 12 oz or similar
Dry Vermouth – 1 small bottle – 8 oz or similar
Sweet Vermouth – 1 small bottle – 8 oz or similar
Lime Juice – (if not making fresh) – 1 16 oz bottle
(unless making Margharita’s use 1 quart bottle)
Cola – 3 liters
Diet Cola – 3 liters
Ginger Ale – 3 liters
Sprite – 2 liters
Tonic Water – 4 liters
Club Soda/Seltzer – 6 liters
Cranberry Juice – 1 half gallon bottle
Orange Juice – 1 quart bottle
Sparkling Water – 1 case (12 bottles)
Still  Water – 1 case (12 bottles)

Garnishes
8 limes,  4 lemons, 1 jar olives, 1 jar cocktail onions (if using), 1 small jar maraschino cherries (if using).




**Note:  Have plenty of ice on hand.  For a full bar, we recommend 2 lbs per person.  If event is outdoors in the Spring/Summer, we can recommend up to 3 lbs per person.  1 individual bag of ice is generally 5 lbs.  Some offer 7 lb bags. 1 Sleeve of ice contains 6 bags of ice, or approx. 30 - 35 lbs.  This amount is based on a “FULL BAR”.  If you are only offering Wine/Champagne and soft drinks, you can be comfortable with 1 – 1.5 lbs per person.