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					                                                     Deciding how far a supply of alcohol will
                                                     go can be a daunting task for the home
          Bar                                        bartender. These charts should help you
                                                     figure out how much alcohol you have,
      Measurements                                   how much you will need and how long
                                                     it will last you.




           Common Spirit & Liqueur Measures
           The recipes in this book    Standard              Metric
           use US Standard units       1/16 oz               1.85 ml
           of measurement. If you
                                       1/8 oz                3.7 ml
           are more accustomed
                                       1/4 oz                7.4 ml
           to using the Metric
           system, this chart will     1/3 oz                9.9 ml
           help you make the           1/2 oz                14.8 ml
           necessary conversions.      1 oz                  29.5 ml
                                       1 1/2 oz              44.5 ml
                                       2 oz                  59 ml




           Standard Drink Sizes

           Liquor, wine and beer                  Standard      Metric
           each contain a different   Liquor      1 1/2 oz      44.3 ml
           concentration of
                                      Wine        5 oz          147.5 ml
           alcohol. The standard
                                      Beer        12 oz         354 ml
           servings, however, have
           approximately equal
           amounts of alcohol.




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                      Measurements & Reference                                   C H A P T E R 13




Spirit Bottle Sizes & Servings
It can be difficult to          Bottle Size   Ounces     1-oz         1 1/2-oz
estimate how many                                        Servings     Servings
drinks a bottle of liquor       375 ml        12.7       12           8
will give you. This chart       750 ml        25.4       25           17
will help you determine         1 liter       33.8       33           22
how many servings you
                                1.75 liters   59.2       59           39
will be able to pour
                                3 liters      101.4      101          7
from your bottles of
spirits.




Wine Bottle Sizes & Servings
It is not always easy           Bottle Size     Ounces          5-oz
to determine whether                                            Servings
you have enough                 375 ml          12.7            2.5
wine to serve your              750 ml          25.4            5
guests. This chart will         1 liter         33.8            6.5
take the guesswork
                                1.5 liters      50.9            10
out of estimating how
far the bottles you
have will go.




Keg Sizes & Servings
For serving beer to         Keg Size Gallons 1/2-pint 1-pint      1 bottle
a crowd, nothing                             Servings* Servings** (12 oz)
beats the keg. This         1 Keg   15.5      248        124          165
chart will help you         1/2 Keg 7.75      124        62           82
figure out the size         1/4 Keg 3.88      62         31           41
of keg you will
need.                                                *1/2 pint = 8 oz = 236 ml
                                                    **1 pint = 16 oz = 472 ml




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