alcohol terminology

1 Nov

In an effort to know what you’re patients are talking about, and to know how much they drank, here’s a short list of alcohol terminology.  Feel free to submit your own, there are plenty out there.  We’ll update this or re-post as the list grows.


40/Forty = 40 0z malt liquor (bottle)


fifth = a fifth of a gallon, ~750 mL. liquor. (17-25 shots)


shot = 1-1.5 oz = 30-44 mL


pint = 1/8 gallon = 473 mL (10-15 shots)



References: dr. wikipedia, dr. google (it’s math & slang, after all); picture


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