Stock your bar.
- For the wine drinkers, have one bottle for every two people, assuming five servings per bottle.
- For the beer drinkers, have one six-pack for every two people, assuming 12 oz. servings.
- Get one or two liquors that can be made into a variety of cocktails (probably vodka, rum, gin, scotch, bourbon, blended whiskey, or tequila)
- Don’t forget mixers and garnishes, including orange juice, soda, tonic, ginger ale, cola, grenadine, tomato juice, Tabasco, lemons, limes, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce. The most important mixer, however, is seltzer (club soda – if you must).