A solid inventory of hard liquor and mixers satisfies multiple tastes and can be combined for a wide variety of easy mixed drinks.
Every hard liquor has a companion mixer or two.
That's a 4 ounce glass of wine, 12 ounces of beer, or 1.5 ounces of hard liquor.
To minimize this risk, it is smart to play using beer instead of hard liquor.
You may also want to serve a few special hard liquor drinks to your guests.