How to Track Pours

Suppose I sell wine (or any alcohol) by the bottle and by the glass. With a bundle variant, I can make sure the inventory always comes out of the same place.

Let's take a bottle of Cabernet as an example:

  1. Create a Product. — Suppose this is a "2017 Premium Cabernet" and the bottle is 750 ml. I'll use those as my Product and variant names, respectively. Click "Add Single Variant" to enter the Variant Name.
  2. Add cost, quantity on hand, and list price. — Remember, cost is what I paid for the bottle, quantity how many bottles I have in stock, and price is what a customer will pay for a bottle. Save the Product.
  3.  Now add a bundle variant. — We'll specify that this is a "Glass" in the bundle variant name.
  4. Select "2017 Premium Cabernet (750-ml Bottle)" as the component Product. Supposing you get about 4 glasses per bottle, your Qty will be 1/4, or 0.25.

The same principles apply to liquor and anything else you sell a portion of. For instance, if you create a bundle to represent a single shot, and you expect to pour about 17 shots per bottle, your component Qty will be 1/17 = 0.059.

Mixed Drinks

To create a bundle composed of multiple Items, simply add the Components one by one.

Remember, however, that if you choose to make this a bundle variant of the primary ingredient, that's where it will be organized in your register. You may prefer to make mixed drinks/recipes their own products, especially if you don't sell liquor by the bottle. To do that, simply create a new product and convert it into a bundle rather than making it a variant of an existing item.

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