The size of a shot of alcohol depends on the size of the shot glass used. Shot glasses are the small glasses that measure or hold alcohol for drinking straight from the glass or pouring into a mixed drink. In the United States, a shot of alcohol can contain anywhere from 1 to 2 ounces, with most restaurants and bars serving between 1.25 and 1.5 ounces per shot.Know More
Although the actual alcohol content varies depending on the type of alcohol being poured into the shot glass, a 1.5-ounce shot of 80-proof alcohol contains roughly the same amount of alcohol as a 12-ounce can of beer or a 5-ounce glass of wine. The number of shots in a 750-milliliter bottle of alcohol, which holds approximately 25.4 ounces, depends on the size of the shot being poured. For example, a bartender pouring 1.5-ounce shots can serve roughly 17 shots per bottle. Using a 1.25-ounce shot, that same bottle of alcohol yields just over 20 shots.
Shooters, which are small mixed drinks that may be served in a shot glass, typically average 2 to 3 ounces of liquid. Some popular shooters include kamikazes (vodka, lime juice and orange liqueur) and lemon drops
(vodka, wedge of lemon and sugar).Learn more in Food Measurements
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a fifth of spirits contains 750 ml or around 3.2 cups. The hard liquor typically sold in fifths is 40 percent alcohol by volume, or 80 proof.Full Answer >
To take a shot of alcohol, fill a standard shot glass that holds 1.5 ounces to just below the rim with liquor, and drink the shot glass of alcohol by swallowing the contents quickly. You can fill the shot glass with vodka, rum, whiskey, tequila or another hard liquor.Full Answer >
A pocket-size bottle of alcohol is called a flask. The thin contoured shape is designed to fit easily inside a pocket. Typically, flasks are made of stainless steel and can hold anywhere from 1 ounce to 64 ounces, but flasks in the 6- to 8-ounce range are more common.Full Answer >
A single 12-ounce beer is equivalent to a 1 1/2-ounce shot of hard alcohol, such as whiskey, vodka or rum. This same amount is equivalent to a 5-ounce glass of red or white wine.Full Answer >