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

Bonnie Lucas lucas.bonnie at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 02:49:22 UTC 2011


Just finished cookies and they are great. Little short bread like things!
Thanks to all for your help! 

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Holloway [mailto:rholloway at gopbc.org] 
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 5:50 PM
To: NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children)
Subject: Re: [blindkid] Please forgive as I know it's off topic!

Sorry, that's something that has crossed my mind a number of times to figure
out over the years for one reason or another, then I ran across an answer
that actually made sense today for the first time>

Hope her project turns out well!







On Sep 19, 2011, at 8:59 PM, Bonnie Lucas wrote:

> Whoa, TMI, but appreciate your efforts! 
> How are the kittens? I'll look on FB.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Holloway [mailto:rholloway at gopbc.org] 
> Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 8:27 AM
> To: NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children)
> 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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