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What is a fifth of liquor?
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. Anything larger and you had to go wholesale.
How many ounces in a 5th of beer?
We no longer measure bottle sizes by fractions of a pint or gallon, and the term fifth may be archaic. However, 1/5 gallon, or 4/5 quart is 25.6 ounces, which is so very close to 750ml (25.4oz) that we still use the term fifth to describe this size bottle. The fifth stopped being the standard size of a U.S.
How much 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. So when someone says they are going to drink a fifth of whiskey they are going to drink an entire bottle.
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.