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What's a "standard" drink?

You might be amazed to discover what constitutes a standard drink. Look over the amounts below and remember most mixed drinks could have 3 or more standard drinks in them. Responsible drinking means knowing what and how much you are consuming.

12 fl oz of
regular beer
= 8-9 fl oz of
malt liquor
(shown in a 12-oz glass)
= 5 fl oz of
table wine
= 3-4 oz of
fortified wine
(such as sherry or port; 3.5 oz shown)
= 2-3 oz of
cordial, liqueur, or aperitif
(2.5 oz shown)
= 1.5 oz of
brandy
(a single jigger or shot)
= 1.5 fl oz shot of
80-proof spirits
("hard liquor")
12 fl oz of regular beer - about 5% alcohol   8 - 9 fl oz of malt liquor in a 12 oz glass - about 7% alcohol   5 fl oz of table wine - about 12% alcohol   3-4 oz of fortified wine - about 17% alcohol   2-3 oz of cordial, liquer, or aperitif - about 24% alcohol   1.5 oz of brandy (a single jigger) - about 40% alcohol   1.5 fl oz shot of 80-proof spirits ('hard liquor' - whiskey, gin, rum, , vodka, tequila, etc.) - about 40% alcohol
about 5% alcohol   about 7% alcohol   about 12% alcohol   about 17% alcohol   about 24% alcohol   about 40% alcohol   about 40% alcohol

  

 

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   Source:  NIAAA  http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/WhatCountsDrink/WhatsAstandardDrink.asp

        

 

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