Drinking on a budget is a balancing act. You want something that tastes good (there are loads of quality affordable wines out there), but you also want something with sufficient alcohol content to keep you at a nice buzz. This is easy enough at the bar, where you order a drink and can reasonably expect that drink to be a standard serving size, but it’s harder out there for the party thrower and home entertainer because alcohol bottles don’t say how many servings they hold.
The answer can be found in a bit of math. In the U.S., a standard drink has 14 grams of pure alcohol. Don’t fret if math isn’t your thing, though; VinePair has the answers you’ve been looking for. The chart below shows the number of drinks in different bottles of alcohol based on alcohol by volume.
|Type of alcohol||Percent alcohol by volume||Bottle size||Number of drinks|
|Wine||12 percent||Standard (750 milliliters)||5|
|Wine||12 percent||Magnum (1.5 liters)||10|
|Liquor||40 percent||750 milliliters||17|
|Liquor||40 percent||Handle (1.75 liters)||40|
|Liquor||30 percent||750 milliliters||12.7|
|Liquor||30 percent||Handle (1.75 liters)||30|
|Liquor||60 percent||750 milliliters||25|
|Liquor||75.5 percent (Bacardi 151, Everclear)||750 milliliters||32|
|Beer||5 percent||12 ounces||1|
|Beer||5 percent||40 ounces||3.3|
|Beer||7 percent||12 ounces||1.5|