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    In the United States, one standard drink (or one alcoholic drink equivalent) contains roughly 14 grams of pure alcohol, which is found in: 12 ounces of regular beer, which is usually about 5% alcohol. 5 ounces of wine, which is typically about 12% alcohol. 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits, which is about 40% alcohol.

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    A standard drink is a measure of alcohol consumption representing a hypothetical beverage which contains a fixed amount of pure alcohol. 80 proof is still the standard for spirits, though higher alcohol content is common. Different countries define standard drinks differently.

    One may also ask, is one mixed drink a standard drink? 1.5 oz. *Note: Depending on factors such as the type of spirits and the recipe, one mixed drink can contain from one to three or more standard drinks. The percent of “pure” alcohol, expressed here as alcohol by volume (alc/vol), varies by beverage.

    Thereof, how is one drink of alcohol defined?

    Because BAC varies with body weight, number of drinks, the sex of the drinker, and the time over which drinks are consumed, each of these pieces of information is necessary for the calculation. One drink is defined as having one-half ounce of pure ethyl alcohol; each of the following is considered one drink.

    How many standard drinks is a glass of wine?

    If you pour six glasses from the same bottle each glass contains approximately 1.3 standard drinks or 13 grams of pure alcohol. Simple! Because wines have different amounts of alcohol in them, not all bottles of wine will contain eight standard drinks.

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