Cocktail Question – Standard Shot

Q: Is a standard shot 1 oz or 1 1/2 oz. I have been bartending for a while and I can get the count but I am not quite sure the amount I am pouring.

thanks, Shawn

A: I use a six count which should come out to 1 1/2 oz.

part 2


  1. by Drink of the Week 2.0 » Blog Archive » What is a Standard Shot - Part 2, January 18th, 2007 at 1:14 am

    […] This is a great question as it causes a ton of confusion amongst bartenders and the home mixologist alike. Accodring to most, a standard shot is 1 1/2 fluid ounces, this is also commonly known as a Jigger. If you are counting at home, that’s a 6 count. Wait, there is more on shots: […]

  2. by Anonymous, October 23rd, 2009 at 6:11 am

    how many shots are in a pint?