# How Many Ounces Are in a 2-Liter Bottle?

By Staff WriterLast Updated May 27, 2020 7:17:09 PM ET
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A standard 2-liter bottle contains 67.6 fluid ounces of liquid. Assuming that you’re using 8-ounce cups, you’ll have 8.45 glasses of whatever liquid is in the 2-liter bottle. Although 2 liters are commonly associated with storing soda, they’re also used to house other liquids like juice and seltzer water.

How Many Pints Are in a 2-Liter Bottle?

There are 16 ounces in a pint. To calculate the number of pints in a 2-liter bottle, divide 16 into 67.6 to get 4.225. This means that there are approximately 4 1/4 pints in a 2-liter bottle.

How Many Quarts Are in a 2-Liter Bottle?

A quart is a unit of measurement equal to 2 pints or 32 ounces. When you divide 32 ounces into 67.6, you can calculate that there are 2.1125 quarts in 2 liters of liquid.

How Many Gallons Are in a 2-Liter Bottle?

One gallon is equivalent to 4 quarts, 8 pints, or 128 ounces. If you divide 128 into 67.7, the calculation equals 0.528125. There is approximately a 1/2 gallon of liquid in one 2-liter bottle.

Tips for Measuring a Cup of Liquid

When you measure liquid, eyeballing it isn’t enough if you need an accurate measurement. Instead, try using measuring cups to make sure you’re pouring your desired amount of liquid. Another option is to use a food scale that has an option for measuring beverages. Put your cup or bowl on the scale first, and zero the scale before adding the beverage.

If you’re used to pouring your beverage into the nearest clean glass, regardless of its size, you may wonder why you would ever want to measure your beverages. There are a couple of reasons you may want to know exactly how much liquid you’re pouring.

When you’re trying to improve your diet or count calories, one suggested technique is measuring everything you consume to ensure your portion sizes are in check. If you drink three glasses of soda each day and assume you’re pouring eight ounces of soda, this would mean you’re consuming approximately 282 calories worth of soda every day (assuming an 8-ounce glass has 94 calories).

However, you may be pouring more than 8 ounces. If you’re pouring 16 ounces each time you drink soda, this means 564 of your calories are from soda. You’re consuming 282 more calories every day than you intend to. During a single year, this can result in a weight gain of 29.4 pounds.

Another reason to know exactly how much liquid you’re pouring is that accuracy improves the taste of your cocktails and nonalcoholic drinks. Pouring too much or too little soda, juice, or seltzer water will affect the final taste of the recipe. The same logic applies to recipes that require a specific measurement of liquid.

Other Benefits of Knowing the Capacity of a 2-Liter Container

There are certain situations when you’ll want to know the capacity of a 2-liter. If you’re throwing a party or hosting a gathering, you’ll want to make sure you have ample beverages for your guests.

You know that a 2-liter has slightly more than eight 8-ounce cups of liquid. If you assume that each guest will have three 8-ounce glasses of soda, juice, or another beverage, and you have 20 expected guests, this means that you’ll need 60 glasses available for your guests.

Divide 60 by 8.45, which is the number of 8-ounce glasses in a 2-liter bottle, to get 7.1. To make sure you have sufficient beverages for your guests, you need to buy eight 2-liters of your desired drink.

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