Alcoholic By Volume (Wines, Spirits, Beers % alc by volume and "Alcoholic Proof for every bottle/can/pack "TIPS and EXPLAINED"

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Alcoholic By Volume (Wines, Spirits, Beers % alc by volume and "Alcoholic Proof for every bottle/can/pack "TIPS and EXPLAINED"

half image of chivas regal bottle with views of aged 12 years and scotch whiskey below

 

 

Alcoholic By Volume

Alcoholic By volume knowledge can prevent high-risk drinking limits (See Sample Above or  40% alc/vol per bottle such as wine, spirits, beer)

 

Alcoholic by volume is always an urgument in the bar, sometimes between bartender to bartender and or bartender to customers. If you check at a label of All alcoholic beverages in bottles, cans and pack you will see 40% alc./volume or 14.5% alc./volume.  To better understand what is alcoholic % by volume means, If you remove the 40% alcoholic liquid in the bottle the remaining non-alcoholic liquid of 60% is the alcoholic volume of given percentage of the bottle. So, 40% of the bottle is alcoholic beverage and 60% is non-alcoholic beverage.

 

What is Alcoholic " Proof " is a measure of the content of alcohol (the scientific term for alcohol is ethanol) in all alcholic beverage. The "proof" is always 2x the percent by volume of alcohol. let say, 40% alc/vol per bottle 2x is equal to 80 proof of alcohol. ( 2x is a USA law and 1.75 is UK law).
 
 
What is Standard Drink Size is any alcoholic drink measure fixed amount of pure alcohol consumption, Different countries are with different standard drink contains of pure alcohol (14 grams - USA, 10 grams -Australia, 20 grams -Japan, 8 grams - UK, 20 grams - Austria, 10 to 12 grams - another european countries.
 
Standard drink in the United State contains 14 grams of alcohol:
 
  • 350 ml   or   12 fl oz.  -   Glass of Beer
  • 150 ml   or     5 fl oz.  -   Glass of Wine
  •   44 ml   or  1.5 fl oz   -   Glass of Spirits
  • 266 ml   or  8-9 fl oz   -    Malt Liquor
 
 
 
 
Guide to Control Your 
 
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
 
Approximate Blood Alcohol %
 
Drinks    Body Weight (lbs)

Drinks            100    120     140    160     180    200

1                     .04     .03     .02     .01     .01     .01

2                     .08     .05     .04     .03     .03     .02

3                     .11     .08     .07     .06     .05     .04

4                     .15     .12     .09     .08     .07     .06

5                     .19     .14     .12     .10     .09     .08

6                     .23     .17     .15     .13     .11     .10

7                     .26     .20     .17     .15     .13     .12

8                     .30     .24     .20     .17     .15     .14

9                     .34     .27     .23     .20     .17     .15

10                   .38    .25     .22     .19     .19.     .17

 
 
 
Note:
 
The standard limit of intoxication of some countries was set to blood alcoholic concentration (BAC) exceeds of 0.08, you must limit your drink up to 2 drinks. Effects of drinking alcohol is defend on body weight. (See Above Approximate Blood Alcohol %)
 
  • 0.02 - Relaxation
  • 0.05 - Slowed Reaction
  • 0.10 - Slowed Thinking
  • 0.20 - Vomiting, Double Vision, Trouble Walking
  • 0.30 - Memory Loss, Cool Body Temperature
  • 0.40 - Trouble Breathing, Possible Death
 

To have some knowledge on how to get the alcoholic content of every bottle of liquor, liqueur and wines please find below example.

 
Example: 
 
Formulas
 
  • >One bottle of JW Red Label - 1 litter with 40% vol.
  • >40% vol X 2 = 80% alcoholic content in one bottle of JW Red Label - 1 litter
  • >For every one bottle of JW Red Label - 1 litter (1,000 ml) Approximate with 20 shots of 50 ml per shot
  • >1,000 ml  /  50 ml = 20 shots
  • >80% alcoholic content / 20 shots = .04 Approximate Blood Alcohol % per shot of JW Red Label
  • >.04 Approximate Blood Alcohol % per shot of JW Red Label
  • >The computation is the same to all other spirits and wines, just follow the guides and you can get the Approximate.

 

 

Bar Measurements Guide

 

stainless steel bar jigger with black stripe on meddle of the jigger in the bar counter

Measurement Guide

 

By using milliliters or ML in the cocktail recipe

  • is the most perfect guide in cocktail making and easy to control the beverage cost, bar inventory and financial report.

 

Eight (8) Prepared Measurement Guide

 

stainless steel bar jigger in black bar mat background with various glasses

1) Standard Jiggers Measurements Guide

                      Ounces     Milliliters       Centiliters

  • Item           OZ.            ML          Rounded        CL
  • Jigger          2             59.14             60              6.0
  • Jigger    1 1/2             44.36             45              4.5
  • Jigger          1             29.57             30              3.0
  • Jigger       3/4             22.18             25              2.5

 

 

bottle of bombay saphire gin

2) Bottle of Liquor, Liqueur and Spirits approximate shots

  • Bottle      25 ml           30 ml            45 ml        60 ml
  • 200 ml          8                  6                   4               3
  • 375 ml        15                12                   8               6
  • 700 ml        28                23                 15             11
  • 750 ml        30                25                 16             12
  • 1000ml       40                33                 22             16

 

 

four roses bourbon whiskey in the bar counter

3) Standard Liquor, Liqueur, Wines, Champagne and Spirits bottle Size

                      Ounces      Milliliters    Centiliters

  • Bottle                      OZ              ML                  CL
  • Miniature               1.7                50                     5
  • Half Pint                6.8              200                   20
  • Pint                      12.7              375                37.5
  • Pints 125           23.66              700                   70
  • Fifth                   25.36              750                   75
  • Liter                     33.8            1000                 100

 

 

2 kegs of draft beer on the floor

4) Keg Conversion and approximate number of glasses

  • Beer Barrel    Gallons        Ounces        Liters               Glasses              Glasses per Keg
  • 1/2 Barrel    15.5 gallon      1,983 oz        58.66 liters       12 oz per glass   165 glasses per 1/2 Keg
  • 1/4 Barrel    7.75 gallon         991 oz        29.30 liters       12 oz per glass     82 glasses per 1/4 Keg
  • 1/6 Barrel    5.16 gallon         660 oz        19.53 liters       12 oz per glass     55 glasses per 1/6 Keg

 

 

5) Bartender Common Measurement Conversion Guide

  • Unit                       Conversion
  • 1 Liter                       1000 ml, 100 cl 
  • 100 cl                        1000 ml
  • Cup                           240 ml
  • Dash                         0.9 ml
  • Gallon                       3.8 liter
  • Pony                         29.57 ml
  • Part                           15 ml, 30 ml or more
  • Part                           Any amount you want
  • Float                          5 ml to 10 ml or layer
  • Shot                           25ml, 30ml,45ml,60ml
  • Splash                       3.7 ml
  • Tablespoon               11.1 ml
  • Teaspoon                  3.6 ml

 

 

margarita glass with blue background

6) Cocktail Glass Sizes Guide

Milliliters or Ounces

  • Item                                 ML            OR             OZ
  • Old Fashioned                250             0r                 8
  • Old Fashioned                300             0r            10.6
  • Highball Glass                350             0r               11
  • Margarita Glass              270             0r                 9
  • Champagne Flute           200             0r                 7
  • Martini Glass                   250             0r                 8
  • Shot Glass                        50              0r             1.7
  • Wine Glass                     250              0r                8
  • Brandy Glass                  350              0r               11
  • Pilsner Glass                   400             0r            13.5
  • Beer Mug                         300             0r               10
  • Sherry Glass                    200             0r                 7
  • Hurricane Glass               300             0r               10
  • Poco Grande Gls.            390             0r            13.7

 

 

jack daniels whiskey in the bar counter

7) Conversions Party Planning Guide

  • Item                             Size                Serving
  • Wine                         750ml                 6 gls (125ml/gls)
  • Liquor                       750ml                 25 shots(30ml/sht)
  • Champagne             750ml                  6 gls(125 ml/gls)
  • Juices                    1000ml                  6 gls(166 ml/gls)
  • Sodas                      2 liters                 12 gls (166ml/gls)
  • Keg of Beer         1/2 barrel                165 gls(12oz/gls)
  • Keg of Beer         1/4 barrel                82 gls (12 oz/gls)
  • Keg of Beer         1/6 barrel                55 gls (12 oz/gls)

 

 

8) Standard Drinks Measurements Guide

  • Item                                        Quantity
  • Bottle of Beer                          375 ml
  • Can of Beer                             375 ml
  • Carton of Beer                        24 x 375 ml
  • Wine Standard Serving          100 ml
  • Wine Restaurant Serving       150 ml
  • Port and Sherry Serving          60 ml
  • Wine in Cask (Carton)            4 liters
  • Wine in Cask (Carton)            2 liters
  • Port in Cask ( Carton)            2 liters
 
I Hope you will find this information helpful.

 

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