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# Recipe Examples

When setting up a recipe what level should the ingredient’s stock be kept at? Do we set it up as millilitres or bottles? The answer depends on the item and how it is to be sold. There are basically two cases.

## Case 1

The item is sold as a bottle in the bottle shop but is only ever used as part of another drink in the bar. This commonly occurs with spirits.

Example

In the bottle shop, IPN 1 is set up as a bottle of ‘JOHNNY WALKER SCOTCH’ with a unit of measure of 700ML. In the bar, IPN 2 is set up as ‘SCOTCH NIP’ with a unit of measure of NIP. When one bottle is transferred from the bottle shop to the bar, the system will adjust for the differences in unit of measure and so will decrease IPN 1’s stock by one and increase IPN 2’s stock by 23.3 (1 NIP = 30MLS, 23.3NIPS = 750MLS). We can then set up a recipe item that has IPN 2 as an ingredient. If the recipe was a double-scotch, then we would have IPN 2 X 2. When we sold this item, the stock for IPN 2 would be reduced by 2.

## Case 2

The item is sold as a bottle in the bottle shop and can be sold as a bottle in the bar or as a part bottle. Wine is a good example of this.

Example

In the bottle shop, IPN 10 is set up as a bottle of ‘WOLF BLASS SHIRAZ’ with a unit of measure of 750ML. The same IPN can be used in the bar with a different sell price if required. The item is the same at both locations so when one bottle is transferred from the bottle shop to the bar, the stock at the bottle shop will be decreased by one, while the stock at the bar will be increased by one. If we wanted to sell the wine by the glass we would set up a new IPN in the bar as a recipe. Its ingredient will be IPN 10, but remember we are stocking IPN 10 by the bottle, so the quantity will be 0.2 (assuming five glasses per bottle). If we had one bottle in the bar and sold two glasses we would have a stock level of 0.6.

There are two important things to note.

If spirits were available by the bottle in the bar, then it would be set up as in Case 2. However, the ingredient would now be measured in bottles, not nips and so double scotch would be set up with the ingredient IPN 2 * 0.084 (one nip is 0.042 of a 700ML bottle).

The unit of measure is not important when specifying the quantity of the ingredient to use in a recipe. It is only used when transferring from one item to another so the system can correctly calculate the level of stock.