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How Many Shots Are In One Liquor Bottle?

Delish logo Delish 1/27/2022 Felicia LaLomia
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Whether you are making a batch cocktail or just mixing up a bunch of individual drinks for your friends, knowing how many shots you have in a bottle of liquor is pretty important. Running out might be your worst nightmare—and an instant party ruiner. Plus, if you want to be a good at home bartender, you have to have a stocked bar. Here's how to plan your liquor store shopping list:

A standard bottle of alcohol has 750 milliliters, which will give you about 16 shots or 16 cocktails. One shot is typically an ounce and a half.

A mini or nip has 50 milliliters, and will give you one shot.

A quarter pint is 100 milliliters and will give you two shots.

A half pint, 200 milliliters, will yield four shots.

A pint, 375 milliliters, has eight shots.

A liter has 22 shots.

A magnum, 1.5 liters, has 33 shots.

A half gallon has 39 shots.

A double magnum, or a Jeroboam, has 67 shots.

A Rehoboam, 4.5 liters, has 101 shots.

When we bring mixers into the equation, things can get a little more complicated, because it all depends on what drink you are making. Any recipe that requires a syrup (simple syrup, rosemary syrup, cinnamon syrup, etc.) will need about a quarter to half ounce per cocktail. If you are adding juice to that, it'll be around a quarter to a half ounce too. Squeezing one lime will get you about an ounce of juice, a lemon is one-and-a half ounces, an orange is about two to three ounces, and a grapefruit is five to six ounces. And if you are topping any of these drink with soda, you'll need anywhere from a splash to five ounces per cocktail.

So if you are hosting a party with 10 guests, estimate that each guest will have around three drinks. So you'll need three bottles of liquor, two cups of any syrups, two cups of juice, and 180 ounces of soda. And that's if you're only making one cocktail.

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