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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:02 PM
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How much alcohol is in a shot?
What is that, half an oz.?
Or something?

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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:04 PM
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1. typically
one ounce.

Common Measurements for Alcoholic Beverages
"pony shot" 0.5 jigger; 0.75 fluid ounces
"shot" 0.666 jigger; 1 fluid ounce
"large shot" 1.25 ounces

"jigger" 1.5 shots; 1.5 fluid ounces
pint 16 shots; 0.625 fifths
fifth 25.6 shots; 25.6 ounces; 1.6 pints; 0.8 quarts; 0.75706 liters
quart 32 shots; 32 ounces; 1.25 fifths
magnum 2 quarts; 2.49797 wine bottles
bottle wine 0.800633 quarts; 0.7577 liters
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LiberallyInclined Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:04 PM
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2. a fifth of a jil...
in the uk.
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:04 PM
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3. I think it is one ounce (of course I am not known fer my thinkin)
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:07 PM
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4. A shot is one ounce.
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:09 PM
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5. Go to MrScorpio's bar and ask him!
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:27 PM
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6. Thank you everyone!
Shucks yeah, I should have asked this in the bar!
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:38 PM
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7. Doesn't the alcohol quantity depend on what's it's a shot OF?
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 07:38 PM by mondo joe
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:44 PM
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9. Exactly...
... you have to figure in the "proof".

80 proof spirits are 40% alcohol, 100 proof is 50% etc.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:40 PM
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8. a shot is usually 1 oz
or 1.5 oz.

but how much alcohol is in it depends on what it is a shot of and what proof the beverage is.
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WMliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:00 PM
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10. 1.5 oz.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 10:01 PM by WMliberal
most liquors are 80 proof. That's 0.6 oz of alcohol entering your bloodstream. :toast:

on edit: I'm generous, I use a full jigger. I feel like I'm cheating someone when I use less.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:01 PM
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11. not enough
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