A “measure” is simply the proportion of alcohol to other ingredients in a drink. Using a conventional shot glass as the measure, 4 shots of brandy would be 6 oz, or 180 ml.

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## What is a measure in a drink?

A “measure” is simply the proportion of alcohol to other ingredients in a drink. Using a conventional shot glass as the measure, 4 shots of brandy would be 6 oz, or 180 ml.

**What is a double drink measure?**

A double bartender jigger has two sides that measure two different amounts. The most common combinations for jiggers that you’ll find are 1 oz & 2 oz and 1.5 oz & . 75 oz.

**How do you measure liquids in a drink?**

Jiggers are the basic hourglass-shaped stainless-steel measuring device you’ve seen in many a bar. These are cheap and easy to find in most housewares stores, or online. Typically, the larger cup measures out exactly one jigger, or 1 1/2 ounces. The smaller cup is normally one half jigger, or 3/4 ounces.

### How do you measure ingredients in a mixed drink?

Bartenders use a jigger—a dual-cup bar tool—to accurately measure cocktail ingredients. Jigger sizes vary, ranging from 1/4 ounce to 2 1/2 ounces, and, typically, the larger cup is twice the volume of the smaller cup.

**What is a standard drink measurement?**

In the United States, one “standard” drink (or one alcoholic drink equivalent) contains roughly 14 grams of pure alcohol, which is found in: 12 ounces of regular beer, which is usually about 5% alcohol. 5 ounces of wine, which is typically about 12% alcohol. 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits, which is about 40% alcohol.

**What is a single measure?**

Spirits used to be commonly served in 25ml measures, which are one unit of alcohol, many pubs and bars now serve 35ml or 50ml measures.

## What is a neat drink?

A whiskey served “neat” just means it’s served straight up, with nothing else in the glass. A neat pour lets you appreciate the true flavor of the whiskey—for better, or for worse. If you’re sipping something lackluster, you’ll find yourself quickly reaching for the ice and/or your favorite cocktail book.

**What can I use as a shot glass?**

Medicine Cup But the cup that goes along with the bottle of medicine can be a good alternative for a shot glass. A medicine cup is almost the size of a 1.5 oz shot glass. So, if you do the math, you might just need to add or lessen a few drops of your liquor to get the right measurement.

**How many counts is 1.5 oz?**

3 counts

How Many Counts Is a 1.5 Oz Pour? Using the four-count method, a 1.5-ounce pour is 3 counts using a pour spout. That means you’ll start pouring and say “one one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand” and stop.