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Measurements

Unfortunately, there is no single units of measures in use world wide. This measurement conversion table was made to help you determine measurements in different units.

Using definite measures in recipes make them more difficult to create by someone who uses different measures, therefore a good bartender should always use relative measures in their recipes.

If proportional units are used, the drink creator can rest assured that where ever the drink is mixed, it tastes the same, and that should be the ultimate goal for everyone who creates mixed drinks.


Standard Units
  ml ounces (oz)
dash 0.9 1/32
teaspoon 3.7 1/8
tablespoon 11.1 3/8
pony 29.5 1
shot 29.5 1
splash 3.7 1/8
measure (msr) 26.5 0.9
mickey 384 13
jigger 44.5 1 1/2
wine glass 119 4
split 177 6
cup 257 8
miniature (nip) 59.2 2
half pint (US) 257 8
half pint (UK) 284 9.6
tenth 378.88 12.8
pint (US) 472 16
pint (UK) 568 19.3
fifth 755.2 25.6
quart 944 32
Imperial quart 1137 38.4
half gallon (US) 1894 64
gallon (US) 3789 128
Wine and champagne
  litres ounces (oz)
split (1/4 btl) 0.177 6
"pint" (1/2 btl) 0.3752 12
"Quart" (1 btl) 0.739 25
magnum (2 btls) 1.478 52
jeroboam (4 btls) 2.956 104
tappit-hen 3.788 128
rehoboam (6 btls) 4.434  
methuselah (8 btls) 5.912  
salmanazar (12 btls) 8.868  
balthazar (16 btls) 11.824  
nebuchadnezzar (20 btls) 14.780  
demijohn (4.9 gallons) 18.66  
Metric Measurements
metric system is based on tens, thus:
  ml cl dl
ml 1 0.1 0.01
cl 10 1 0.1
dl 100 10 1
ml = millilitre, cl = centilitre, dl = decilitre

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