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Cocktail Content Calculator

How strong is your mixed drink or cocktail? Depending on the recipe, you can have one, two, or more "standard drinks" (also known as alcoholic drink equivalents) in one cocktail or mixed drink. Click on the beverages below to see the results for some popular recipes from bartender’s guides. Be aware, though, that different bars, restaurants, and people often make them somewhat differently. For beverages not shown, try “Check your drink” (see tips, below).

  • Your drinkYour Drink
  • MojitoMojito
  • MargaritaMargarita
  • Martini — extra dryMartini — extra dry
  • Piña coladaPiña colada
  • ScrewdriverScrewdriver
  • Martini — traditionalMartini — traditional
  • Bourbon and waterBourbon and water
  • Vodka and tonicVodka and tonic
  • Gin and tonicGin and tonic
  • CosmopolitanCosmopolitan

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and has 0% alcohol1
in 0 total fluid ounces.

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Checking Your Own Drink Recipe

For drinks not included above, try the "Check your drink" option. Search online for your drink recipe, if need be. Enter the ingredients and amounts using the drop-down menus or the "+ Add it" feature. Also enter the percent alcohol by volume (% alc/vol) for the alcohol ingredients. The % alc/vol, which is half the "proof," can be found on distilled spirits bottle labels or online. If you want to estimate the "strength" or overall alcohol content of the drink, be sure to enter the nonalcohol ingredients, including water or melted ice consumed with the drink.

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Disclaimer: This calculator is for educational purposes only, to show how the number of standard drinks (or alcoholic drink equivalents) and the alcohol content (% alc/vol) of a cocktail can vary depending on the type of spirits and the recipe. Any differences between the data you enter in the calculator and the actual amount in a drink could significantly affect the accuracy of the estimates. Because of this and individual variations in alcohol sensitivity and metabolism, the calculator should not be relied upon to predict blood alcohol level or any other measure. Do not drink if you are under the legal age (21 in the United States), and do not drive or engage in other potentially dangerous activities after drinking.

1 For comparison, regular beer is 5% alcohol by volume (alc/vol), table wine is about 12% alc/vol, and straight 80-proof distilled spirits is 40% alc/vol.

2 The percent alcohol by volume (alc/vol) for distilled spirits is listed on bottle labels and may be found online as well. It is half the "proof," such that 80-proof spirits is 40% alc/vol.

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