Measuring ingredients isn’t a sign of a novice bartender but helps you to achieve precisely balanced drink.
Unfortunately, measuring system differs from country to country that’s why I’ve created a conversion table (below) to help you determine measurements in different units.
How to convert different measurement units of your cocktail recipe?
- First of all, become familiar with different types of jiggers and how to use them efficiently. This is especially important if you are just starting out with cocktails.
- If you don’t want to deal with measurements that you are not familiar with, then you can convert measurements into parts. These are basically proportions of your cocktail recipe, a fixed proportion of one ingredient or ingredient related to another. So for example: 2 parts=2oz.(60ml) 1 part=1 oz.(30ml) 1/2part=0.5oz.(15ml)
Imperial, Metric, US fluid ounces
|Dash||1/3 bar spoon||1/8 teaspoon||0.8 ml|
|Bar spoon||1/2 teaspoon||1/6 tablespoon||2.5 ml|
|1 teaspoon||8 dashes||5 ml|
|1 tablespoon||3 teaspoons||1/2 oz.||15 ml|
|2 tablespoon||1 pony||1 oz.||30ml|
|3 tablespoon||1 jigger||1 1/2 oz.||45ml|
|1/8 cup||1 oz.||30 ml|
|1/4 cup||2 oz.||60 ml|
|1/3 cup||2 2/3 oz.||83 ml|
|1/2 cup||4 oz.||120 ml|