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Liquor Bottle Sizes: Oz, Shots & ML in Alcohol Bottle Sizes

December 9, 2019

Taking liquor inventory involves a lot of math. How many ounces in 750 ml? How many ounces in 1.75 l, for that matter? And how many shots are in a fifth of vodka? Answers to questions like these enable you to take accurate inventory counts. And because we love managing liquor inventory like an only child, we’re going to help you.

So we took a look at the most common sizes of liquor bottles, and we broke it all down for you by ounces, ml, and shots.

Below, you'll see figures for the shot, the pint, the liter, and the handle. All the most frequently encountered alcohol and liquor bottle sizes and serving sizes. In addition to the lovely liquor bottle sizes graphic below, there's a liquor bottle sizes chart at the very end of the post that also summarizes it all. All usage of ounces in this article refers to fluid ounces. Happy inventorying!

liquor bottle sizes graphic

How Many Ounces and ML Are In a Shot?

If these liquor bottle sizes were a group of friends, the shot would be the overachiever. They're always everywhere doing everything. Relax for a second, jeez.

How Many Ounces in a Shot?

Just how big is a shot? Most bartenders and cocktail recipes use 1.5 ounces of liquor per shot. That said, there is no standard shot size in the U.S., except for in Utah where they define a shot as 1 fluid ounce. But for all intents and purposes, a shot in the U.S. is 1.5 ounces. Some establishments pour lighter 1.25-ounce pours. Some pour heavier than 1.5, though not often.

That means that a double shot is typically 3 ounces of liquor, though that's of course assuming the bartender is pour 1.5-ounce shots. But any shot over 2 ounces is considered a double. This applies to cocktails made as doubles, too.

How Many ML in a Shot?

There are 44.36 ml in a standard 1.5-ounce shot. One US fluid ounce is 29.57 ml. So to convert fluid ounces to ml, multiply the ounces by 29.57.

How Many Ounces and Shots In a 750 ML Liquor Bottle?

In our liquor bottle sizes friend group, the 750 ml bottle is the childhood friend. You used to see them all the time, and you enjoy looking at their familiar, sweet face.

How Many Ounces in 750 Ml?

There are 25.36 ounces in a 750 ml bottle. It's the most common liquor bottle size out there. But, when people ask "how many ounces in 750 ml?" they're usually trying to figure how many drinks they can get out of a 750 ml bottle, right? And that depends on the size of the shots being poured. So keep on reading.

And, by the way, 750 ml liquor bottles are also called fifths. So there are 750 ml in a fifth of liquor. Which means "how many ounces in a fifth?" is the exact same question. That means there are 25.36 ounces in a fifth of liquor. In the late 19th century, one fifth of a gallon was the legal threshold for individual commercial alcohol sales. Anything larger and you had to go wholesale. For this reason, fifths were also called commercial quarts.

How Many Shots In a 750 Ml Bottle?

There are approximately 17 1.5-ounce shots in a 750ml bottle of liquor, which is the most common shot size in the U.S. So, for example, that means there are just over eight 3-ounce screwdriver doubles in a fifth of vodka.

How Many Ounces and Shots Are In a 1.75 L Handle?

The 1.75 l bottle is the party animal of the liquor sizes group. They're a lot to deal with, but tons of fun.

How Many Ounces in 1.75 L?

There are approximately 59.18 ounces in a liquor bottle size of 1.75 l, also called a handle of liquor. A 1.75-liter liquor bottle size is also half a gallon. It's big enough to have a handle on the bottle, hence the name.

How Many Shots In a Handle of Liquor?

A handle of liquor, or a 1.75 l liquor bottle, has 39 1.5-ounce shots in it. That means a 1.75 liter handle of alcohol also has about 19 double shots in it.

How Big Is a Pint?

The pint is the weeknight warrior of the liquor sizes group. Heading out to bars after work, talking all about their crazy night the next morning. Below are the ml, ounces, and shots in a pint.

How Many ML In a Pint?

A pint is 473 ml. More often found as a serving size than a bottle size, there are of course pint bottles out there. Both for beer and liquor.

How Many Ounces in a Pint?

There are 16 ounces in a pint.

How Many Shots In a Pint?

A pint has about 10 and a half 1.5-ounce shots in it.

How Many ML, Ounces, and Shots In a Liter?

The liter is the liquor size group's foreign friend. They grew up in a different place.

How Big Is a Liter?

A liter bottle of liquor is 1,000 ml or 1 liter. That makes it 25% larger than a standard 750ml fifth. Buying a liter of liquor in the U.S. is about as common as ordering a liter of cola. Nevertheless, they're out there.

How Many Ounces in a Liter?

There are approximately 33.82 ounces in a liter.

How Many Shots in a Liter?

There are 22 1.5-ounce shots in a liter. That means there are about 11 shots or standard cocktail pours in a liter of alcohol.

Liquor Bottles Sizes Chart

Here's a chart with the most common sizes of liquor bottles, along with how many shots, ounces, and ml they have.

Name Shots Ounces Milliliters
Shot 1 1.5 44.36
Pint 10.5 16 473
Liter 22 33.82 1000
Handle 39 59.18 1750

And That's How Big Liquor Bottles Are!

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