How many drinks in each bottle

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