Beer, wine, and distilled spirits are commonly offered at barbecue and cookout venues (standard sizes are listed below). Although these choices differ in size, each contains approximately the same amount of alcohol.
|Regular beer*||12 ounces||About 5% alcohol|
|Distilled spirits (80-proof)||1.5 fluid ounces||40% alcohol|
|Table wine*||5 ounces||About 12% alcohol|
*The percent of pure alcohol is listed here as alcohol by volume varies by beverage; be sure to check the label or the manufacturer’s website to find the alcohol content of a specific beverage.
Adapted from: National Institutes of Health. What’s a Standard Drink?