Measurements & Conversions

Unfortunately, there is no single units of measures in use world-wide. Use these measurement conversions to help you determine measurements in different units.

Using definite measures in recipes make them more difficult to create by someone who uses different measures, therefore a good bartender should always use relative measures in their recipes.

If proportional units are used, the cocktail-maker can be rest assured that wherever the drink is mixed, it tastes the same, and that should be the ultimate goal for everyone who creates cocktails.


Standard Units
mlounces (oz)
Dash0.91/32
Teaspoon3.71/8
Tablespoon11.13/8
Pony29.51
Jigger44.51 1/2
Gill118.34
Wine glass1194
Split1776
Cup2578
Miniature (nip)59.22
Half pint (US) 2578
Half pint (UK)2849.6
Tenth378.8812.8
Pint (US)47216
Pint (UK)56819.3
Fifth755.225.6
Quart94432
Imperial quart113738.4
Half gallon (US)189464
Gallon (US)3789128
Wine and champagne
litresounces (oz)
Magnum (2 btls)1.47852
Jeroboam (4 btls)2.956104
Rehoboam (6 btls)4.434
Methuselah (8 btls)5.912
Salmanazar (12 btls)8.868
Balthazar (16 btls)11.824
Nebuchadnezzar (20 btls)14.780
Sovereign (34 btls)23.648
Demijohn (4.9 gallons)18.66
Metric Measurements
mlcldl
ml10.10.01
cl1010.1
dl100101