Cocktail and Bar Measurements
* A splash is a little more than a dash, and generally involves less viscous liquids such as mixers, whereas dashes are used with stronger flavourings, such as tabasco.
|Shot or jigger||1 1/2 oz
|Standard drink (US)||0.6 oz (1.2 tbsp)
of pure alcohol.
1.5 oz of 80 proof liquor.
|Pony shot||1 oz
|Wine Glass||4 oz
|miniature (nip)||2 oz
|Split (1/4 btl)||6 oz
|Cup or Half pint (US)||8 oz
|Half pint (UK)||9.6 oz
|Magnum (2 btls)||52 oz
|Quart||1/4 gallon or 32 oz
|Fifth ~ 757 ml||1/5 gallon or ~26 oz
|Tablespoon (tbsp.)||1/2 oz
|Barspoon||1/2 tsp (1/12 oz)
|Splash||1/8 oz *
|Dash||1/3 tsp (1/18 oz)- 1/32 oz *
1 1/2 oz = 4.5 cL
100ml = 3.38 oz
Source: BarGeek.com, DrinksMixer.com & Cocktail and Bar Measurements - DrinkNation.com
In the United States a standard drink is defined as 0.6 fluid ounces (14 grams) of pure alcohol. This means that a
all contain the same amount of alcohol.
- 5-ounce glass of wine (12% alcohol by volume)
- 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits (40% alcohol by volume)
- 12-ounce can of beer (5% alcohol by volume)
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram or 98 calories per standard drink.
Liquors with added sugar have more calories, typically 100-110 Calories per oz.
ABV - Alcohol by volume
ATF Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
BATF - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
Neat - An unmixed drink, no ice.
On the Rocks - Served on ice.
Proof - twice the alcohol content. e.g. 80 proof liquor is 40% alcohol.
Straight Up - A drink served neat and without ice.
See Bar Terms at BarGeek.com
"The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks", 2008, David Embury
The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, with 500 Recipes, 2002 Dale Degroff
Alcohol in health
What is Alcohol - Types of Alcoholic Beverages at W. Virginia U.
Bar Terms at BarGeek.com
Estimated Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Calculator for Beer Drinkers
iDRINK Drink Recipes: Over 32000 Mixed Drinks Recipes
Calories in alcohol drinks
Newton's Amazing Eggnog
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last updated 4 Dec 2008