Cocktail units of measurement

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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Liquid measurements

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

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