The Mathematics of Drinking

The Mathematics of Drinking

First we define a fundamental unit - the "standard drink". It's a drink that needs one hour for its alcohol content to be metabolized. In other words it takes one hour to get out of your system.

Then using this fundamental unit we can measure drinks..

Liquor (80 Proof - 40% Alcohol by volume)

“Bottle” 750ml = 17 Standard Drinks
“Martini” 200ml = 4.5 Standard Drinks
“Miniature” 50ml = 1 Standard Drink

Wine (13% Alcohol by volume)

“Bottle” 750ml = 5.5 Standard Drinks
“Big Glass” (10 fluid ounces) = 2 Standard Drinks
“Standard Glass” (5 fluid ounces) = 1 Standard Drink

Beer (5% Alcohol by volume)

“Pint” (16 fluid ounces) = 1.2 Standard Drinks
“Bottle” (12 fluid ounces) = 1 Standard Drink

I think the biggest shock here is the Martini. Wow!

Content written and posted by Ken Abbott abbottsystems@gmail.com