MONTREAL, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Holidays are coming, and that means more occasions to gather with family and friends. But how do you know how many bottles of bubbly you'll need for that brunch? And what's "enough" wine, beer and water for the office party? Éduc'alcool comes to the rescue with a new interactive tool to help people determine the amount of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to provide, based on the number of guests (men and women), the type of event, and how long it will last.
This new tool is an essential part of the Guide to Successful Entertaining, which contains tips that will help both hosts and guests ensure a successful event. It's available as a free download at Éduc'alcool.ca.
"It's not easy to figure out exactly what, and how much, each guest will want to drink. That's why Éduc'alcool designed this practical Guide. Hosts can be sure not to run out of drinks – alcohol or otherwise – and you rest easy, knowing that moderate, responsible drinking will maintain just the right holiday mood," said Hubert Sacy, Director General of Éduc'alcool.
Checklists, tips and recipes you can print
"It's the host's job to make sure everything goes smoothly. We hope anyone organizing a party will print out the Guide to Successful Entertaining, which features all kinds of useful advice, as well as recipes for non-alcoholic beverages, all with the goal of ensuring a memorable gathering with no unpleasant surprises," added Sacy.
The Guide contains:
- 15 practical tips for a successful event, e.g. Wait for glasses to be empty before refilling them
- A reminder of what constitutes a standard drink
- Tips on how to keep guests from driving drunk
- Information on a host's legal liability
- A party checklist
- A number of recipes for non-alcoholic cocktails, including six original "mocktails" from the restaurant Chez Sophie
"A successful party is one where people drink moderately and responsibly, and where the pleasure of sipping a favourite beverage and being with people you like trumps getting drunk. We hope the free Guide will help people host enjoyable gatherings during the Holidays and all year long," concluded Hubert Sacy.