How Many White Claws Equals A Shot Of Vodka? The science


The hard seltzer market is really taking off in a big way currently. At the absolute peak is the mighty White Claw.

They taste so refreshing, there is hardly any calories and often you can’t taste the alcohol.

This leads many to question just how much alcohol is in a White Claw, is it more or less than a shot of vodka?

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How many White Claws equals a shot of vodka?

Does Non Alcoholic Beer Taste The S...
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A 12fl oz 5% ABV White Claw has the same alcohol (14g of pure alcohol), as a 1.5fl oz shot of 40% vodka. So the answer is 1 White Claw is equal to one shot of vodka or any spirit at 40% ABV.

A White Claw is equal to a shot of vodka, a standard glass of wine and a standard beer.

What is a standard drink?

Trying to compare alcoholic drinks across the spectrum is very difficult. How do you judge a shot of vodka vs anything 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 volumeAlcohol content
12fl oz Beer5%
5fl oz Wine12%
1.5fl oz Spirit40%
Standard drinks

Is White Claw the same as a Standard Beer?

In terms of alcohol and volume, White Claw is exactly the same as a standard beer. They both are 12fl oz in volume and 5% alcohol by volume. 

As White Claw is the same a standard beer, it follows on that it is the same as a standard 1.5fl shot of spirit, such as vodka.

How many shots of vodka in a bottle?

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

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How many shots of vodka in a handle?

There are 33.8 shots in a handle of vodka. A shot is 1.5fl oz and there are 50.7fl oz or 1750ml in a handle bottle of vodka.

It represents half of a fluid gallon of vodka. A handle is over twice the size of a 750ml bottle of vodka.

Full article here

How many White Claws equal a bottle of vodka?

If 1 White Claw equals 1 shot of vodka and there are 16.9 shots of vodka in a bottle…

There is the equivalent of 16.9 White Claws in a bottle of vodka

How many White Claws equal a handle of vodka?

If 1 White Claw equals 1 shot of vodka and there are 33.8 shots of vodka in a bottle…

There is the equivalent of 33.8 White Claws in a bottle of vodka

How many White Claws to get drunk?

White Claw doesn’t really taste alcohol but we have seen each can is the same a shot of vodka so just how many would you need to drink to get you drunk?

The CDC states it takes the average 160lb adult male, 4 standard beers to get drunk.

A standard beer is 12fl oz and 5% ABV which is the same as a White Claw. The 4 White Claws have to be drank over 1-2 hours.

If you are a female or lighter then it will take less White Claws, if you are a significantly heavier male, it may take 5+ White Claws to get drunk.

Can you drink White Claw and drive?

The legal definition of being drunk is the same as the DUI level. If your blood alcohol concentration is higher than 0.08% then you are deemed drunk and not allowed to drive.

This means that it would on average take 4 White Claws before you would blow a DUI on a breathalyser.

This doesnt mean than drinking 3 White Claws and driving is safe, it is not. There is no safe level of alcohol and driving as even small amounts can impair you.

These are the effects as your BAC rises but staying in the legal zone

  • 0.02% – Probably the lowest measurable BAC where you can track any brain issues. You may feel more relaxed and potentially make poorer decisions.
  • 0.05%: When you hit this BAC, your behaviour will may become over exaggerated. Speak louder and gesturing more are common. You may also begin to lose control of small muscles like the ones that control your eyes leading to blurry vision.

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