How Many Shots Are in a Pint of Alcohol?

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While some bartenders pour with a heavier hand, a standard shot is about 1.5 fluid ounces or about 44.5 milliliters, and an imperial pint is about 19 fluid ounces or 568 milliliters, meaning that there are about 12.5 shots per imperial pint. However, the imperial pint differs in size from the U.S. pint, which is about 16 ounces or 473 milliliters, meaning there are about 10.5 shots in a U.S. pint. Another factor in play other than the exact size of the shot and the type of pint being used is the concentration of alcohol in the beverage; pints are typically reserved for diluted liquor drinks, including cocktails, or for lower alcohol beverages such as beer.

Shots and pints are measurements that are used for different types of alcoholic beverages. Because pints are larger, this glass size is designated for beverages that are supposed to be consumed in larger quantities, including beer and alcoholic cider. Shot glasses are for stronger beverages and are often used as a measurement for the amount of liquor that should go into a cocktail or another type of mixed drink. This measurement is the same size as a jigger, which is another way of measuring liquor for mixed drinks or cocktails.