# [blindkid] Please forgive as I know it's off topic!

Jim Beyer jim at riversedgehomes.com
Mon Sep 19 23:15:20 UTC 2011

```I think we should all get together and talk about this one. Wink

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From: blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Richard Holloway
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 10:27 AM
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Subject: Re: [blindkid] Please forgive as I know it's off topic!

That is exactly the sort of trivia I pride myself on knowing. I always
understood 1.25 ounces for a "shot", though Carol is right-- I  looked it up
and it varies.

Apparently the range is quite wide-- from 20 ml to 60 ml based on the
country for a "legal standard"

For the USA. the definition I find which makes the most sense is on the
CDC's web site, which states:

"A standard drink is equal to 13.7 grams (0.6 ounces) of pure alcohol.
Generally, this amount of pure alcohol is found in:
12-ounces of beer.
8-ounces of malt liquor.
5-ounces of wine.
1.5-ounces or a "shot" of 80-proof distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin,
rum, vodka, or whiskey)."
So for 100 proof spirits, it would be more like 1-1/4 ounces (actually 1.2
ounces).
Pure alcohol is 200 proof, so that's how you would get down to .6 ounces
which would actually be a bit less that 20 ml. (17.74ml)
As a practical matter, you wouldn't find much over 190 proof, so the 20 ml
low-end number makes sense. I guess that would be around 180 proof.

So for the scientist or educator in all of us, there is the precise answer.

With cooking and using Orange Juice? I'm thinking go generously with 1.5
ounces!

Good luck!

Richard

On Sep 19, 2011, at 11:42 AM, Carol Castellano wrote:

> Hi Bonnie,
>
> I just looked it up and it appears that there is not a firm measurement
attached to a jigger or a shot, but that somewhere between an ounce and an a
> ounce and a half should do it.
>
> Cheers,
> Carol
>
> At 12:39 AM 9/19/2011, you wrote:
>> Aubrie is participating in a "countries" night and she has been given
Greece
>> for her country. I found a pretty easy cookie recipe, (amazing), but one
of
>> the measurements is "a jigger of Brandy." Before you folks who know me
well
>> faint at me buying brandy, I will mention that the recipe says that
orange
>> juice can be used. Question: how much is in a jigger? This is happening
on
>> Tuesday, hence the need to get an answer quickly. I truly appreciate your
>> help and I'll do my best to not ask such an off topic question again.
>>
>> Bonnie
>>
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