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drink question...

Hi ladies! It's been such a busy day! So I got a call from our reception hall that their pop machine thing is broken and there is no way they can get it fixed by Saturday. They're going to give us some of our money back but now I have to buy pop and juice! So how do I possibly figure out how much pop and juice to buy for 150 people? What kind of pop? What kind of juice? We are having whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum so what do I need to get to mix with those? Would you get liters or cans? I guess I'm just going to get it at Sam's Club tomorrow... what makes the most sense? TIA and sorry about all the questions!

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    edited December 2011
    Cranberry juice, orange juice, Coke, and Sprite are the first that come to mind, but I could be missing some. Not sure about cans vs. liters...I'd go with whatever is cheaper, if there is a major price difference. Sorry you have to do this last minute- at least you get $ back!
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    edited December 2011
    Oh, and you man want to get tonic water for gin and tonics. I'm not sure all that you mix with whiskey...
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    edited December 2011
    Sams is a good choice!I would go with Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite in cans. Jugs of Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice. Liters of Tonic (for the gin) and a bit of Club Soda (for the whiskey). As far as quantities, I'd get three or four cases of each soda (120 cans of each or 150). Six jugs of each juice, 5 liters of tonic (this is a single liter bottle) and 4 liters of soda. You'll have extras and can usually return unopened cases.
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    d78d78
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    edited December 2011
    That stinks! I would guess OJ, cranberry, cola, diet cola, and one clear soda (ginger ale maybe or 7 up). We got 3 huge juice bottles of each and had one of each leftover for 130 people, but we didn't have to get pop. I would guess maybe 4 or 5 cases of each pop? Oh & I would do cans, I think it's just easier and they won't go flat like liters can when they sit out for an hour (if the bartenders don't re-cap).
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    edited December 2011
    I think getting some in cans for people who don't want a mixed drink is a good idea, but I'd probably buy some 2 liters if it's cheaper for Rum and Coke or Jack and Coke, especially if your hall is providing glasses for the drinks.
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    edited December 2011
    Thank you so much! Huge help!
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    edited December 2011
    It's a shame the place won't buy it for you!  You'd think they'd have a good idea of what to get and how much!  Everything pps said sounds right. Good luck!  And an early congrats!!
    Crosswalk
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    edited December 2011
    Good luck with this!  As Nunu said, you can return whatever you don't use to Sam's, so it's better to buy too much then not enough!
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    bel138bel138 member
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    edited December 2011
    We have to supply our own drinks. Our beer distributor offered a consulting service about pop. They said 10/10/10 2 liters of cola/diet cola/clear pop for 200. But that didn't include mixers, since we're not doing hard liquor. 2 liters are always cheaper.
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    pinksonyapinksonya member
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    edited December 2011
    We got orange juice and cranberry juice at Sam's and $1 2 liters of pop, one dark and one clear.  I way over bought just to be safe.  I think they say to figure 1 bottle of pop per 2 ppl?
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