Drink Equivalencies

All drinks are not created equal.

Because of their varying alcohol content, what constitutes a single “drink” of beer, wine, or liquor varies greatly. Remember, one drink equals one of the following measurements:

  • 1.25 oz. 80 proof liquor/mix
  • 12 oz. beer
  • 7 oz. malt liquor
  • 4-5 oz. wine
  • 10 oz. wine cooler

To search for the alcohol content of your drink of choice, visit NIH’s Calculator.

How much is in your cup?

  • A Solo cup can hold 1⅓ beers.
  • A large glass of wine can hold 8-10 ounces (2 servings); a Solo cup holds 15-16 ounces (3 servings).
  • A Solo cup of “jungle juice” or punch can equal 4-6 drinks. If Everclear is used in the mix, it can double the effect.

The bottom line: always make and measure your own drink. And of course, drink responsibly.