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# How many milliliters are in a fifth of liquor?

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A fifth of liquor is 750 milliliters, which is three-fourths of a liter. It is the equivalent of 25.36 ounces. That size of liquor bottle contains about 17 standard drinks.

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Other standard U.S. bottle sizes include the miniature, the half pint, the pint, the liter, and the half gallon. The miniature is 50 milliliters. The half pint is 200 milliliters, and the pint is 400 milliliters. A liter is 1,000 milliliters, and a half gallon has 1,750 milliliters. A half pint is equal to about 4 1/2 standard drinks, while a pint is equal to about 8 1/2 standard drinks.

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There are 1,000 milliliters in a liter. A liter is defined as the volume of a cube with sides that are 10 centimeters long. A liter is roughly 1.057 U.S. quarts and 0.264 of a U.S. gallon.

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A fifth of liquor was equal to one-fifth of a gallon, which is a common unit of measurement for distilled spirits in the United States. Even though people colloquially refer to liquor bottles as "fifths," since 1980, they have actually been 750 milliliters or 25.36 ounces, which is slightly less than exactly one-fifth of a gallon.

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A fifth of liquor is the colloquial term for a 750-milliliter bottle. Converting 750 milliliters to ounces yields 25.4 ounces, just under one-fifth of a 128 ounce gallon, hence the colloquialism. Other traditional bottle sizes, the pint and half-gallon, have also changed with the introduction of metric measures.