For new and seasoned drinkers, it can be difficult to know how much you have drank over a night or a week. You might have started with a full bottle of vodka at some point but now it is all gone. But how many shots does that mean you have drank? How many shots are in a bottle of vodka?
How many shots are in a bottle of vodka?
There are 16 full shots and very nearly 17 shots of vodka in a full bottle. A shot is 1.5fl oz and there are 25.4fl oz in a standard 750ml bottle of vodka. The precise answer is there are 16.91 shots of vodka in a bottle of vodka
How big is a bottle of vodka?
In all these calculations, in different parts of the world, there will be different sizes for just about any bottle.
In the USA…
If you think of a standard bottle of vodka, it will almost always be 750ml which equates to roughly 25.4fl oz of vodka.
In the UK, a bottle of vodka would likely come as a 700ml bottle.
|Country||Size of bottle|
Why is a bottle of vodka in the USA 750ml/25.4fl oz?
The answer comes from its other name, “a fifth”
750ml or 25.4fl oz is a fifth of a liquid gallon so that is where the name “a fifth” comes from and why a bottle of vodka is 750ml in the USA
Why us a bottle of vodka in Europe 700ml?
Back in the 1990s, the Eu decided that the size of a bottle of vodka should be 700ml. The reason is that a shot is usually 25ml or 35ml and both can be divided into 700ml easily, so it was the perfect size for a European pub.
What is a standard shot of vodka?
Vodka can come in lots of unique shapes, sizes, strengths and from all over the world. What one person thinks of as a standard vodka might be completely different from someone else.
Luckily for everyone, the USDA have devised a list of “standard” alcoholic drinks. Each one contains the exact same amount of alcohol – 14g of alcohol (0.6 ounces).
Below is a list of the standard drinks, volumes and ABV that all give 14g of alcohol.
|Drink and volume||Alcohol content|
|12fl oz Beer||5%|
|5fl oz Wine||12%|
|1.5fl oz Spirit (e.g vodka)||40%|
How big is a standard shot of vodka?
From the information and definitions given to us by the USDA, we can see that a standard shot of vodka is 1.5fl oz.
So in the USA, a standard shot is 1.5fl oz of 45ml of vodka.
Do standard shots of vodka change in different countries?
Unfortunately, a standard shot of vodka will change from country to country.
Even within an overall country or single market there can be lots of differences.
Take the UK for example…
A standard shot of vodka in England and Wales is 25ml (remember a standard US shot is 45ml).
A standard shot of vodka in Scotland and Northern Ireland is 35ml.
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all make up the UK but there can be various laws, in this case liquor laws, that differ, how weird is that?!
So how many shots of vodka in a bottle?
There are 16.9 shots of vodka in a bottle in the USA. For European countries the ratios would be a lot different and the end numbers would also be different.
How many shots in a fifth of vodka?
A “fifth” is the same a bottle so the answer is 16.9 shots of vodka in a fifth
Are the any other different sized bottles of vodka available?
There are many different types and sizes of vodka bottles. The common ones you might come across are the miniature, bottle, litre and handle.
Below is the sizes difference and how many shots each of these contains…
How many shots of vodka to get you drunk?
So just how much of a bottle of vodka do you need to get drunk?
I have written a whole article on this which you can read here
How many alcoholic vodka does the average adult need to drink to get to a BAC of 0.08% and drunk under the law?
The CDC tells us that the average 160lb adult male will need to drink 4 standard drinks, in this case vodka, to get to a BAC of 0.08%.