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# How many shots are in a fifth of liquor?

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A 750-milliliter bottle of liquor converts to 25.4 ounces in volume, meaning that it contains approximately 12.7 shots of liquor if using a standard 2-ounce shot glass. This amount varies, as shot glasses can also be 1.5 ounces or 1.25 ounces.

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When using 1.5-ounce shot glasses, the figure becomes close to 17 shots per bottle, and nearly 20 shots for 1.25-ounce glasses. The etymology behind the term "fifth" dates back to the 19th century. Liquor was sold in what appeared to be 32-ounce bottles but was actually short of this figure by a few ounces. Other terminology included "short quarts" and "commercial quarts."

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A single shot of 80-proof plain vodka, which is 1.5 ounces, contains approximately 97 calories and no significant nutritional value, while a single shot of 100-proof plain vodka contains approximately 123 calories. Flavored vodkas, which contain added sugars and fruits, range from 69 to 125 calories per single shot.

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The standard definition of a single shot of alcohol varies worldwide, with measures ranging from 30 to 60 milliliters. As such, where a person is in the world determines how many shots can be poured from a 1-liter bottle.

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The number of shots in 1 liter of vodka depends on how large the shots are. One liter is equal to just under 34 servings of the smallest shot size, 1 ounce.