It’s always useful to know how many shots you can get from a bottle of alcohol. When it comes to a fifth, also known as a 750 ml bottle, the number of shots you can get will depend on the size of your shot, as well as the alcohol content of the liquor you are drinking.
Size of Shot
Typically, a standard shot glass holds around 1.5 fluid ounces (44 milliliters) of liquid. However, some shot glasses can hold as little as 1 ounce (30 milliliters) or as much as 2 ounces (60 milliliters). If you are using a larger or smaller shot glass, you may need to adjust your calculations accordingly.
The alcohol content, or proof, of the liquor you are drinking will also affect how many shots you can get from a fifth. The higher the proof, the stronger the drink and the fewer shots you will be able to pour.
A fifth of 80-proof whiskey (40% alcohol by volume) contains approximately 17 standard shots.
A fifth of 100-proof whiskey (50% alcohol by volume) contains approximately 13 standard shots.
A fifth of 120-proof whiskey (60% alcohol by volume) contains approximately 11 standard shots.
Of course, these numbers are just estimates and will depend on the size of your shot glass and how generously you pour your drinks. It’s always a good idea to pour responsibly and be aware of your own limits.
So, how many shots in a fifth? It really depends on the size of your shot glass and the alcohol content of your liquor. But as a general guideline, you can expect to get around 17 shots from a standard 750 ml bottle of 80-proof whiskey. Just remember to drink responsibly and in moderation!