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

Carol Castellano carol.joyce.castellano at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 02:04:00 UTC 2011

```I'll drink to that. :-)

At 07:15 PM 9/19/2011, you wrote:
>
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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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