Just How Much Alcohol Is Really in That Drink? Maybe More than You Think
A standard drink is…
5 oz (125 ml) of 12% wine
12 oz (355 ml.) of 5% beer
1.5 oz (45ml) of 40% (80 proof) spirits
Next, it’s essential to figure out how many “standard drinks” are actually in your favorite drink.
If you usually drink a glass with 3 oz. of vodka every night, or a pint of beer which is equal to 16 oz., the number of standard drinks will change depending on the % of alcohol and quantity.
To determine the % of alcohol, look at the bottle to find the alcohol % noted. How big is the bottle? Consider the size. Beer bottles, for example, come in a variety of sizes ranging from 8 to 40 oz. If the alcohol content is unclear click here for the full list of beers, wines, wine coolers, liquors and liqueurs. Scroll down the page until you locate your favorite drink. The alcohol content will be listed in the column to the right. Note that .05 = 5%, and .40 = 40%. If you drink outside the home, and you’re unclear exactly how much alcohol the bartender pours in your favorite drink, the only way to find out is to ask.
Once you’ve determined the size (oz., mls.) and alcohol %, enter the information below to figure out just how many standard drinks are in your favorite drink.
Here’s the number of standard drinks in that drink:
Lastly, If the answer above leaves you wondering or concerned about your drinking, click on the Screener button at the top of the page and get some objective feedback. It’s confidential and anonymous.