Bartending For Dummies
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It’s completely appropriate that bartending is also known as the art and science of mixology. As a bartender, you need to know who to mix and measure not only a jigger, or shot, but how much to add when a recipe calls for a dash of bitters or how many bottles of wine to send out when a customer orders a jeroboam.

The following table shows standard and metric measurements for common and uncommon alcohol quantities:

MeasurementMetric
Equivalent

Standard
Equivalent
MeasurementMetric
Equivalent

Standard
Equivalent
1 dash 0.9 ml.

1⁄32 oz.
1 fifth 755.2 ml.

25.6 oz.
1 teaspoon 3.7 ml.

1⁄8 oz.
1 quart 944.0 ml.

32 oz.
1 tablespoon 11.1 ml.

3⁄8 oz.
1 imperial quart 1.137 liter

38.4 oz.
1 pony 29.5 ml.

1 oz.
magnum 1.534 liter

52 oz.
1 jigger 44.5 ml.

11⁄2 oz.
1 half gallon 1.894 liter

64 oz.
1 miniature (nip) 59.2 ml.

2 oz.
jeroboam (4 bottles of wine) 3.078 liter

104 oz.
1 wineglass 119.0 ml.

4 oz.
tappit-hen 3.788 liter

128 oz.
1 split 177.0 ml.

6 oz.
1 gallon 3.789 liter

128 oz.
1 half pint 257.0 ml.

8 oz.
rehoboam (6 bottles of wine) 4.434 liter

150 oz.
1 “pint” (1/2 of bottle of wine) 375.2 ml.

12 oz.
methuselah (8 bottles of wine) 5.912 liter

200 oz.
1 tenth 378.88 ml.

12.8 oz.
salmanazar (12 bottles of wine) 8.868 liter

300 oz.
1 pint 472.0 ml.

16 oz.
Balthazar (16 bottles of wine) 11.829 liter

400 oz.
1 “quart” (1 bottle wine) 739.0 ml.

25 oz.
nebuchadnezzar (20 bottles of wine) 14.780 liter

500 oz.

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Ray Foley is the founder and editor of BARTENDER Magazine. A consultant to some of the United States' top distillers and importers, he is responsible for creating and naming new drinks for the liquor industry.

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