Step 1. Calculate Cost Per Ounce: Cost Per Ounce (CPO) determines how much an ounce of liquor costs. Calculating Cost Per Ounce requires dividing the wholesale liquor bottle cost by its total ounces. Our bar math is based on Liters (LTR) and Fifths (750ml).

Liter = 33.8 ounces

Liter Bottle Cost ÷ 33.8 oz. = Cost Per Ounce

750ml = 25.4 ounces

750ml Bottle Cost ÷ 25.4 oz. = Cost Per Ounce

Step 2. Calculate Portion Cost: Portion Cost (PC) is the foundation of pricing. Calculating Portion Cost requires establishing Cost Per Ounce (CPO) then multiplying by Serving Size (SS).

Liter = 33.8 ounces

Liter Bottle Cost ÷ 33.8 oz. = Cost Per Ounce

Cost Per Ounce × Serving Size = Portion Cost

750ml = 25.4 ounces

750ml Bottle Cost ÷ 25.4 oz. = Cost Per Ounce

Cost Per Ounce × Serving Size = Portion Cost

Step 3. Calculate Cost Percentage: Cost Percentage (CP) is the relationship between the cost of goods sold and profit margin. Cost Percentage is calculated by dividing Portion Cost (PC) by Sales Price (SP) then multiplying by 100 to convert into a percentage.

Liter = 33.8 ounces

Liter Bottle Cost ÷ 33.8 oz. = Cost Per Ounce

Cost Per Ounce × Serving Size = Portion Cost

Portion Cost ÷ Sales Price = Cost Percentage

For example,

$26.23 Absolut ÷ 33.8 oz. = $0.78 Cost Per Ounce

$0.78 Cost Per Ounce × 1.25 Serving Size = $0.97 Portion Cost

$0.97 Portion Cost ÷ $6.00 Sale Price = 16.17% Cost Percentage

As with Liters, 750ml Cost Percentage (CP) is the relationship between the cost of goods sold and profit margin. Cost Percentage is calculated by dividing Portion Cost (PC) by Sales Price (SP) then multiplying by 100 to convert into a percentage.

750ml = 25.4 ounces

750ml Bottle Cost ÷ 25.4 oz. = Cost Per Ounce

Cost Per Ounce × Serving Size = Portion Cost

Portion Cost ÷ Sales Price = Cost Percentage

For example,

$15.47 Smirnoff ÷ 25.4 oz. = $0.61 Cost Per Ounce

$0.61 Cost Per Ounce × 1.25 Serving Size = $0.76 Portion Cost

$0.76 Portion Cost ÷ $5.00 Sale Price = 15.23% Cost Percentage

Step 4. Calculate Gross Profit: Gross Profit (GP) is the difference between Portion Cost (PC) and Sales Price (SP). Gross Profit is calculated by subtracting Portion Cost from Sale Price.

Liter = 33.8 ounces

Liter Bottle Cost ÷ 33.8 oz. = Cost Per Ounce

Cost Per Ounce × Serving Size = Portion Cost

Sales Price - Portion Cost = Gross Profit

For example,

$26.23 Absolut ÷ 33.8 oz. = $0.78 Cost Per Ounce

$0.78 Cost Per Ounce × 1.25 Serving Size = $0.97 Portion Cost

$6.00 Sale Price − $0.97 Portion Cost = $5.03 Gross Profit

As with Liters, 750ml Gross Profit (GP) is the difference between Portion Cost (PC) and Sale Price (SP). Gross Profit is calculated by subtracting Portion Cost from Sale Price.

750ml = 25.4 ounces

750ml Bottle Cost ÷ 25.4 oz. = Cost Per Ounce

Cost Per Ounce × Serving Size = Portion Cost

Sale Price - Portion Cost = Gross Profit

For example,

$15.47 Smirnoff ÷ 25.4 oz. = $0.61 Cost Per Ounce

$0.61 Cost Per Ounce × 1.25 Serving Size = $0.76 Portion Cost

$5.00 Sale Price − $0.76 Portion Cost = $4.24 Gross Profit

Step 5. Calculate Gross Profit Margin: Gross Profit Margin (GPM) indicates the amount of profit achieved per sale expressed by percentage. It's calculated by dividing Gross Profit (GP) by Sale Price (SP) then multiplying by 100 to convert into percentages.

Liter = 33.8 ounces

Liter Bottle Cost ÷ 33.8 oz. = Cost Per Ounce

Cost Per Ounce × Serving Size = Portion Cost

Sale Price - Portion Cost = Gross Profit

Gross Profit ÷ Sale Price = Gross Profit Margin

For example,

$26.23 Absolut ÷ 33.8 oz. = $0.78 Cost Per Ounce

$0.78 Cost Per Ounce × 1.25 Serving Size = $0.97 Portion Cost

$6.00 Sale Price − $0.97 Portion Cost = $5.03 Gross Profit

$5.03 Gross Profit ÷ $6.00 Sale Price = 83.83% Gross Profit Margin

As with Liters, 750ml Gross Profit Margin (GPM) indicates the amount of profit achieved per sale expressed by percentage. It's calculated by dividing Gross Profit (GP) by Sale Price (SP) then multiplying by 100 to convert into percentages.

750ml = 25.4 ounces

750ml Bottle Cost ÷ 25.4 oz. = Cost Per Ounce

Cost Per Ounce × Serving Size = Portion Cost

Sale Price − Portion Cost = Gross Profit

Gross Profit ÷ Sale Price = Gross Profit Margin

For example,

$15.47 Smirnoff ÷ 25.4 oz. = $0.61 Cost Per Ounce

$0.61 Cost Per Ounce × 1.25 Serving Size = $0.76 Portion Cost

$5.00 Sale Price − $0.76 Portion Cost = $4.24 Gross Profit

$4.24 Gross Profit ÷ $5.00 Sale Price = 84.77% Gross Profit Margin

Calculating Explosive Bar Profits is simple. It's literally basic math applied to liquor bottles. Applied correctly, these 5 steps are your foundation for explosive bar profits. Profit is the byproduct of success and these 5 steps are you blueprint. Grab a notebook. Get a pen and begin. It's that simple.

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