## People also ask

### How big is a fifth of alcohol?

After some research, it turns out that a fifth actually a fifth of a gallon (US) and was the standard bottle size in the US up until 1980. It is equivalent to a 750ml bottle of liquor today.

### What is a fifth of whiskey?

We drink whiskey鈥?So what is a fifth of whiskey? After some research, it turns out that a fifth actually a fifth of a gallon (US) and was the standard bottle size in the US up until 1980. It is equivalent to a 750ml bottle of liquor today.

### What is a fifth of vodka?

What Is a Fifth of Liquor? A fifth of alcohol, be it a fifth of vodka or any other type of liquor, is another name for a 750 ml alcohol bottle. In the late 19th century, one fifth of a gallon was the legal threshold for individual commercial alcohol sales.

### Why is it called a fifth in a bottle?

The term fifth, however comes from when bottles were 4/5 of a quart, which is the same as 1/5 of a gallon. Why do We Still Use the Term Fifth? We no longer measure bottle sizes by fractions of a pint or gallon, and the term fifth may be archaic.