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Bar Measurements

Standard Bar Measurements (US)

1 part = any equal part
1 dash/splash = 1/32 ounce
1 teaspoon (tsp) = 1/8 ounce
1 tablespoon (tblsp) = 3/8 ounce
1 pony = 1 ounce
1 jigger/bar glass = 1 1/2 ounces
1 shot (*) = 1 1/2 ounces
1 snit = 3 ounces
1 wineglass = 4 ounces
1 split = 6 ounces
1 cup = 8 ounces
1 pint (pt) = 16 ounces
1 quart (qt) = 32 ounces
1 fifth = 25.6 ounces (1/5 gallon)
1 gallon (gal) = 128 ounces

Metric Conversions

1 fluid ounce (oz) = 29.573 milliliters = appx. 3 centiliters (cl)
1 quart (qt) = 9.4635 deciliters
1 gallon (gal) = 3.7854 liters

1 milliliter (ml) = 1/30 ounce
1 centiliter (cl) = 1/3 ounce
1 deciliter (dl) = 3 1/2 ounces
1 liter (l) = 34 ounces

Other Measurements

English Metric
Fifth = 4/5 Quart = 1/5 Gal. = 25.6 oz    =>    750 ml = 25.5 oz
Pint (pt) = 1/2 Quart = 16.0 oz    =>    500 ml = 17.0 oz
Half-Pint = 8.0 oz    =>    200 ml = 6.8 oz
Half-Gallon = 64.0 oz    =>    1750 ml = 59.7 oz
Quart = 32.0 oz    =>    1000 ml = 34.1 oz

(*) A "shotglass" is usually 1.5 ounces, but sometimes 2 ounces with a measuring line at 1.5 ounces. You can also buy (in US) "short shot" glasses or "pony shots" which are 1 ounce. Pony shots are usually used with martinis, manhattans, and rob roys.


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