How Many Shots in a Pint? How Many Shots in a Can of Beer?

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Consider creating a list of beverages for party guests as you arrange the event. You need to calculate how many shots are in a pint so you can buy enough booze for everyone to enjoy a nice time.

How many shots fit in a beer can? After all, you want to be able to prepare enough drinks to serve each guest a drink at least once. So, we’ve already done the grunt work for you. In this article, you will find all the information you require on how many shots in a pint!

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Comparing Alcoholic Content in Drinks

Knowing the standard size drink is crucial for determining how many shots are contained in a pint or a can of beer. By doing so, you’ll be able to mentally monitor how much alcohol you’ve consumed (or not), so you’ll know when to stop (or keep going).

Remember that some drinks are stronger than others by definition, such as mixed drinks when compared to plain spirits. However, one standard bottle of beer often has the same amount of alcohol in it as a single shot of booze and a standard glass of wine.

In other words, a 12-ounce can or bottle of beer is the same size as a 4-ounce glass of wine or 1.25-ounce shot of booze. That is a typical beverage. Hard liquor, like vodka, comes in 750ml bottles and has 17 standard servings of alcohol.

A Long Island Iced Tea is about equivalent to three shots of alcohol or three normal cups of hard liquor. A gin and tonic contain roughly 1.33 shots from the 2 oz of gin, which is slightly more than 1 standard serving.

What Is a Pint?

It’s crucial to understand what kind of pint is being addressed while discussing pints. A “pint” may refer to the size of a glass or a liquor bottle. Let’s start with a pint-sized booze bottle.

In general, liquor stores provide quarter pints, half pints, and pints. 100 ml makes up a quarter pint (3.4 oz). That is doubled in a half-quarter pint at 7.8 oz. And lastly, the 375 ml (12.7 oz) pint-sized liquor bottle. Learn more about the pint measurement here.

Liquor Shots-per-Bottle Comparison

Distilled spirits come in conventional sizes that hold 750 millilitres of alcohol. A pint of beer or another distilled spirit, on the other hand, contains 12 ounces (375 millilitres) of alcohol.

Similar to how there are several sizes of liquor bottles. Popular liquor bottle sizes and the typical number of shots in each bottle are shown in the table below.

BottleSizeShots per Bottle
Litre1 litre (33.8 ounces)22 shots
Standard Bottle (Fifth)750 millilitres (25.4 ounces)16 shots
Pint375 millilitres (12.7 ounces)8 shots
Half Pint200 millilitres (6.8 ounces)4 shots
Quarter Pint100 millilitres (3.4 ounces)2 shots
Miniature (Nip or Mini )50 millilitres (1.7 ounces)1 shot

The average pint glass in the US holds about 16 ounces. In a typical shot glass, there are 1.5 ounces of alcohol. There is no global standard for drink measurements, so this will vary depending on where you are in the world—the US, UK, AU, or anywhere else.

The UK pint glass, for instance, has a capacity of 20 imperial fluid ounces, or 568 ml. Let’s take a deeper look into various pints in the world.

Various Pints in the World

A pint is a unit of volume or capacity in the imperial and US customary measuring systems. The majority of countries utilise the metric system and do not use the pint as a measurement unit. As a result, it could differ from one nation to another.

It’s crucial to clarify the type of pint being discussed in order to make things more understandable. A “U.S. liquid pint” is technically 16 U.S. fluid ounces (473 millilitres). A typical pint glass carries 16 ounces of liquid when full, whereas a “pint-sized” liquor bottle holds 12 ounces (375 millilitres).

It’s interesting to note that there is no common measurement for drinks. As a result, the meaning of “pint” differs greatly over the world. Here are the pint sizes in various nations:

  • US liquid pint: 16 US fl ounces (473 millilitres)
  • British Imperial pint: 20 imp fl ounces (568 millilitres)
  • US dry pint: 18.6 US fl ounces (551 millilitres)
  • India: 330 millilitres
  • Australian pint: 570 milliliters
  • French Royal pint (or pinte du roi): 48 French cubic inches (952 millilitres)

How Many Shots in a Pint?

Trying to decide how many vodka or tequila bottles to buy for a party? You typically get 8 shot glasses because a common pint-sized liquor bottle weighs 12.7 oz. Two shots come with a quarter-pint purchase. Four shots are in a half-pint.

Now switching our focus to pint glasses… How many shots can fit in a pint glass? The number of shot glasses that fit in a U.S. Liquid pint varies depending on the size of the liquor bottle that is considered to be “pint-sized.”

Typically, a US shot glass has 1.5 ounces of liquid, while a US liquid pint contains 16 ounces. Therefore, we can immediately determine that there are 10.67 shots in a pint by dividing 16 ounces by 1.5 ounces

Unlike the United States, where a pint is comparable to 12 ounces of alcohol or beer (375 millilitres). A pint bottle of beer or liquor has eight shots when we split 12 (ounces of alcohol/ 375 millilitres of liquor) by 1.5. The number of shots in a pint can also be determined for other nations using this formula.

How Many Shots in a Pint of Vodka?

The number of shots you receive from a pint will vary depending on where you are in the world, as was already established. In the United States, a pint glass holds 10.6 shots of vodka.

A pint of vodka in the UK makes 18.9 shots, but in Italy, a pint of vodka makes 11.8 shots. You will get 8 shots from a pint-sized bottle of vodka purchased from a liquor store in the US, however.

How Many Shots in a Can of Beer?

You are aware that a single beer can holds 12 ounces. There are around 8 shots of beer in a can if one shot weighs 1.5 oz. This roughly corresponds with a pint (12.7 oz bottle) of vodka producing eight shots.

Remember that a beer shot is only potently equivalent to other hard liquors in volume. While the average domestic beer has an alcohol content of between 5 and 8%, vodka has a 40% ABV. As a result, 0.6 oz (17.7 ml) of ethanol is present in 12 oz (354 ml) of 5% ABV beer.

0.59 oz of ethanol is contained in a 1.5 oz shot of alcohol (44 ml). Because of this, one can consume more alcohol while consuming a smaller serving size. However, drink responsibly!

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How many shots are in a pint of beer?

Given that a liquid pint of beer in the US is 16 oz, and a shot in the US is 1.5 oz, this means there are 10.5 shots in a pint of beer. In the UK, where a pint of beer is 20 imperial ounces (568ml) and shots are typically 25 ml, you will get 22.72 shots in a pint of beer.

How many 1.5 oz shots are in a pint?

A pint contains a total of 10.5 shots, each weighing 1.5 ounces.

How many 2 oz shots are in a pint?

A 16 oz pint in the US will contain 8 x 2 oz shots, while a 20 oz pint in the UK will contain 10 x 2 oz shots.

By Tickety Brew

Ivor Ardghal : Brewer and Writer at Tickety Brew