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Standard Drink Size Chart

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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.

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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?

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