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# What does "one part" mean when mixing drinks?

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A "part" is any type of measurement, such as ounces, jiggers or cups. A part is a ratio cue that allows bartenders to scale recipes easily to make multiple drinks or large batches instead of just one cocktail.

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When mixing a single drink, one part is usually the equivalent of 1 ounce. A classic vodka martini, for example, uses six parts of vodka and one part of dry vermouth, which is the equivalent of 6 ounces of vodka and 1 ounce of dry vermouth. To make a pitcher of martinis using 1/2-cup measurements as the parts instead of ounces is the same as mixing 3 cups of vodka and 1/2 cup of dry vermouth.

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According to the Domino Sugar company, the amount of powdered sugar in a pound is 3.75 cups, although that measurement was taken with unsifted sugar. Because sifting fluffs up the sugar granules, it takes more unsifted confectioner's sugar than sifted sugar to make a pound.

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Depending on the size and the shape of the dry pasta, 2 ounces of uncooked pasta will yield between 3/4 cup and 1 1/4 cups of cooked pasta. Larger pastas yield smaller amounts cooked, while smaller pastas yield larger amounts.

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One cup of powdered sugar is 4.41 ounces, so there are 3.63 cups in a pound of powdered sugar. The calculation is 16 ounces divided by 4.41 ounces per cup. Sifted powdered sugar is 3.61 ounces per cup, so there are 4.4 cups in one pound of powdered sugar if it is sifted. Contrarily, granulated sugar is 7.1 ounces per cup, and packed brown sugar is 7.75 ounces per cup.