Standard Drink Calculator & Chart of Alcoholic Content – How Much Alcohol Is in That Drink? (2024 Update)

One of the first steps in learning how to stop drinking so much is to determine how much alcohol is in your favorite drink. It may well be more than you think.
Now more than ever, in the age of supersize drink pours and growing wine glasses, it’s important to understand the alcohol content %, in order to determine how many “standard drinks” are in your glass.
For example, your nightly glass of wine wine could actually be equivalent to 2 or even 3 standard drinks ( as opposed to 1) based on the size of the glass and wine’s alcohol content. To help you figure out how many standard drinks are in your favorite drink at CheckUp & Choices we’ve put together a calculator, and an A-Z list of common beer and drink brands with their corresponding alcohol %, so you can be able to compare apples (wine) to oranges (liquor). However, to start, it’s important to understand the definition of a standard drink.

A standard drink is…

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.

How Much Alcohol is in Vodka?

Vodka is a distilled spirit, and its alcohol content is typically measured in terms of alcohol by volume (ABV). The standard ABV for vodka is usually around 40%, meaning that 40% of the volume of the liquid is pure alcohol. However, some vodkas can have a higher or lower ABV, ranging from 35% to 50%. Always check the label of the bottle for the specific alcohol content.

How Much Alcohol is in Beer?

Beer is a fermented beverage made primarily from water, malted barley, hops, and yeast. The alcohol content of beer is measured as alcohol by volume (ABV) and can vary widely depending on the style and brewing process. Most standard beers have an ABV ranging from 4% to 6%. However, some light beers can have as little as 2.5% ABV, while certain craft or specialty beers can reach 12% ABV or even higher.

How Much Alcohol is in Champagne?

Champagne is a type of sparkling wine that originates from the Champagne region in France. Its alcohol content, measured in alcohol by volume (ABV), typically falls between 12% to 15%. This percentage is similar to other types of wines but can slightly vary depending on the specific Champagne house and its production methods.

How Much Alcohol is in Wine?

Wine, a fermented drink made from grapes, has an alcohol content typically measured in alcohol by volume (ABV). The average ABV for wines is between 12% to 15%. However, there are variations: lighter wines like some Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc can have an ABV as low as 11%, while certain robust red wines or fortified wines like Port or Sherry can have an ABV upwards of 20%.

Alcohol Content by Alcoholic Beverage Type & Brand

Drink/Brand Alcohol Content (%) Calorie Count (per standard serving) Type of Alcoholic Beverage
Tito’s 40 97 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Absolut 40 100 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Grey Goose 40 98 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Smirnoff 40 97 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Stolichnaya 40 96 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Belvedere 40 98 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Bud Light 4.2 110 (12 oz) Beer
Heineken 5 150 (12 oz) Beer
Corona 4.5 148 (12 oz) Beer
Budweiser 5 145 (12 oz) Beer
Miller Lite 4.2 96 (12 oz) Beer
Coors Light 4.2 102 (12 oz) Beer
Craft Beer
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 5.6 175 (12 oz) Beer
Dogfish Head 60 Minute 6 209 (12 oz) Beer
Blue Moon 5.4 171 (12 oz) Beer
Stone IPA 6.9 207 (12 oz) Beer
Anchor Steam 4.9 153 (12 oz) Beer
Sam Adams Boston Lager 5 180 (12 oz) Beer
Merlot (generic) 13.5 122 (5 oz) Wine
Chardonnay (generic) 13.5 123 (5 oz) Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5 122 (5 oz) Wine
Pinot Noir 13 121 (5 oz) Wine
Sauvignon Blanc 12.5 119 (5 oz) Wine
Pinot Grigio 12 112 (5 oz) Wine
Dom Perignon 12.5 105 (4 oz) Sparkling Wine
Veuve Clicquot 12 103 (4 oz) Sparkling Wine
Moet & Chandon 12 102 (4 oz) Sparkling Wine
Laurent-Perrier 12 104 (4 oz) Sparkling Wine
Bollinger 12 105 (4 oz) Sparkling Wine
Perrier-Jouet 12 103 (4 oz) Sparkling Wine
Jack Daniel’s 40 98 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Jameson 40 104 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Glenfiddich 12 40 103 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Chivas Regal 40 102 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Johnnie Walker Black 40 104 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Crown Royal 40 96 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Jose Cuervo 40 96 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Patron Silver 40 98 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Don Julio 40 97 (1.5 oz) Spirit
El Jimador 40 99 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Herradura 40 96 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Bacardi Superior 40 97 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Captain Morgan 35 94 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Malibu 21 101 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Kraken 47 105 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Mount Gay 40 97 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Hennessy 40 104 (1.5 oz) Spirit
E&J 40 98 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Remy Martin 40 103 (1.5 oz) Spirit
St-Rémy 40 102 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Courvoisier 40 104 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Glenlivet 12 40 97 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Macallan 12 43 101 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Laphroaig 10 40 98 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Talisker 10 45.8 104 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Ardbeg 10 46 105 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Hennessy VS 40 104 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Remy Martin VSOP 40 102 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Martell Cordon Bleu 40 103 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Courvoisier VSOP 40 104 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Louis Royer VSOP 40 102 (1.5 oz) Spirit
Mixed Drinks & Cocktails
Margarita 14 (varies) 150 (3.5 oz) Cocktail
Gin and Tonic 10 (varies) 120 (7 oz) Cocktail
Mojito 13 (varies) 160 (6 oz) Cocktail
Martini 30 (varies) 200 (3.5 oz) Cocktail
Cosmopolitan 15 (varies) 150 (3.5 oz) Cocktail
Pina Colada 13 (varies) 245 (4.5 oz) Cocktail
Old Fashioned 14 (varies) 180 (4 oz) Cocktail
Moscow Mule 15 (varies) 150 (7 oz) Cocktail
Bloody Mary 10 (varies) 125 (5 oz) Cocktail
Whiskey Sour 14 (varies) 160 (3 oz) Cocktail
Nyquil 10 Negligible Medicine
Benadryl 0 (typically alcohol-free, but formulations can vary) Negligible Medicine
Cheracol Plus 12 Negligible Medicine
Dimetane 1.4 Negligible Medicine
Donnatal 13.3 Negligible Medicine
Geritol 12 Negligible Medicine
Novahistine 5 Negligible Medicine
Robitussin 3.5 (can vary based on the specific formulation) Negligible Medicine
Sominex 0 (typically alcohol-free, but formulations can vary) Negligible Medicine
Triaminic 5.5 Negligible Medicine

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