Standard Drink Calculator & Chart of Alcoholic Content – How Much Alcohol Is in That Drink? (2023 Update)

Alcohol Is in That Drink


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/BrandAlcohol Content (%)Calorie Count (per standard serving)Type of Alcoholic Beverage
Tito’s4097 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Absolut40100 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Grey Goose4098 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Smirnoff4097 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Stolichnaya4096 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Belvedere4098 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Bud Light4.2110 (12 oz)Beer
Heineken5150 (12 oz)Beer
Corona4.5148 (12 oz)Beer
Budweiser5145 (12 oz)Beer
Miller Lite4.296 (12 oz)Beer
Coors Light4.2102 (12 oz)Beer
Craft Beer
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale5.6175 (12 oz)Beer
Dogfish Head 60 Minute6209 (12 oz)Beer
Blue Moon5.4171 (12 oz)Beer
Stone IPA6.9207 (12 oz)Beer
Anchor Steam4.9153 (12 oz)Beer
Sam Adams Boston Lager5180 (12 oz)Beer
Merlot (generic)13.5122 (5 oz)Wine
Chardonnay (generic)13.5123 (5 oz)Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon13.5122 (5 oz)Wine
Pinot Noir13121 (5 oz)Wine
Sauvignon Blanc12.5119 (5 oz)Wine
Pinot Grigio12112 (5 oz)Wine
Dom Perignon12.5105 (4 oz)Sparkling Wine
Veuve Clicquot12103 (4 oz)Sparkling Wine
Moet & Chandon12102 (4 oz)Sparkling Wine
Laurent-Perrier12104 (4 oz)Sparkling Wine
Bollinger12105 (4 oz)Sparkling Wine
Perrier-Jouet12103 (4 oz)Sparkling Wine
Jack Daniel’s4098 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Jameson40104 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Glenfiddich 1240103 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Chivas Regal40102 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Johnnie Walker Black40104 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Crown Royal4096 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Jose Cuervo4096 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Patron Silver4098 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Don Julio4097 (1.5 oz)Spirit
El Jimador4099 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Herradura4096 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Bacardi Superior4097 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Captain Morgan3594 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Malibu21101 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Kraken47105 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Mount Gay4097 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Hennessy40104 (1.5 oz)Spirit
E&J4098 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Remy Martin40103 (1.5 oz)Spirit
St-Rémy40102 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Courvoisier40104 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Glenlivet 124097 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Macallan 1243101 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Laphroaig 104098 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Talisker 1045.8104 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Ardbeg 1046105 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Hennessy VS40104 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Remy Martin VSOP40102 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Martell Cordon Bleu40103 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Courvoisier VSOP40104 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Louis Royer VSOP40102 (1.5 oz)Spirit
Mixed Drinks & Cocktails
Margarita14 (varies)150 (3.5 oz)Cocktail
Gin and Tonic10 (varies)120 (7 oz)Cocktail
Mojito13 (varies)160 (6 oz)Cocktail
Martini30 (varies)200 (3.5 oz)Cocktail
Cosmopolitan15 (varies)150 (3.5 oz)Cocktail
Pina Colada13 (varies)245 (4.5 oz)Cocktail
Old Fashioned14 (varies)180 (4 oz)Cocktail
Moscow Mule15 (varies)150 (7 oz)Cocktail
Bloody Mary10 (varies)125 (5 oz)Cocktail
Whiskey Sour14 (varies)160 (3 oz)Cocktail
Benadryl0 (typically alcohol-free, but formulations can vary)NegligibleMedicine
Cheracol Plus12NegligibleMedicine
Robitussin3.5 (can vary based on the specific formulation)NegligibleMedicine
Sominex0 (typically alcohol-free, but formulations can vary)NegligibleMedicine

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