Alcohol Safety

Category - Intoxication

How much alcohol is in the standard “shot”?
  1. 1 ounce
  2. About .25 ounces
  3. Between .5 and .75 ounces
  4. Between 2.5 and 3 ounces
Answer: C - A standard shot contains between .5 and .75 ounces of pure alcohol.

There is no specific standard in the U.S. for how large a “shot” of alcohol should be, but generally speaking it is between 1 and 1.5 fluid ounces. This translates to between .5 and .75 ounces of pure alcohol.
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