A half gallon of liquor contains 64 fluid ounces. Knowing how many ounces are in a half gallon of liquor can help you determine how many servings or drinks you can pour from the bottle.

## Ounces and Milliliters in a Half Gallon of Liquor

There are 128 ounces (oz) in 1 gallon. Since a half gallon is half of a gallon, there are 64 oz in half a gallon. There are also approximately 3,785 milliliters (ml) in a gallon, so a half gallon contains around 1,892 ml.

Here is a breakdown of the volume measurements in a half gallon of liquor:

Volume | Amount in Half Gallon |
---|---|

Ounces | 64 oz |

Milliliters | 1,892 ml |

## Standard Drink Sizes

To determine how many standard drinks you can pour from a half gallon bottle, you need to know the typical liquor pour sizes:

- 1.5 oz shot
- 1 oz jigger
- 2 oz pony
- 3 oz standard drink

A standard drink is generally considered 1.5 oz of 80-proof liquor. This amount contains roughly 14 grams of pure alcohol.

### Shots

There are approximately 42 1.5 oz shots in a half gallon of liquor. To calculate:

64 oz in half gallon / 1.5 oz per shot = 42 shots

### Jiggers

A jigger is typically 1 oz. There are 64 oz in a half gallon, so you can pour 64 1 oz jiggers.

### Ponies

A pony is 2 oz. To calculate how many ponies are in a half gallon:

64 oz / 2 oz per pony = 32 ponies

### Standard Drinks

Considering a standard drink is 3 oz, you can calculate:

64 oz / 3 oz per standard drink = 21 standard drinks

## How Many People from a Half Gallon?

Determining how many people a half gallon of liquor will serve depends on the pour size and individuals’ tolerance.

If you estimate one standard 1.5 oz drink per person, a half gallon provides approximately 42 servings.

For a 2 oz pony pour, you could serve around 32 people from a half gallon bottle.

For a more generous 3 oz poured drink, a half gallon would serve 21 people.

## Common Half Gallon Liquor Bottle Sizes

Some common liquor bottle sizes close to a half gallon include:

- 1.75 L – Equivalent to approximately 59 oz
- 1750 ml – Same as 1.75 L, or about 59 oz
- Half gallon – Exactly 64 oz

So an average 1.75 L or 1750 ml liquor bottle contains slightly less than a full half gallon.

## Cocktails and Mixed Drinks from a Half Gallon

Making cocktails and mixed drinks with a half gallon of liquor depends on the recipe measurements.

### Highball Cocktails

A highball typically contains 1.5-2 oz liquor topped with a soft drink or sparkling water. Using 2 oz pours, you could make around 32 highballs from a half gallon.

### Martinis

A standard martini is around 3-4 oz, including 2.5-3 oz liquor. With 3 oz pours, a half gallon would make about 21 martinis.

### Margaritas

Margaritas average around 4 oz liquor. A half gallon would yield approximately 16 margaritas using 4 oz pours.

### Mules

Moscow mules and other liquor mule drinks contain around 2 oz liquor typically. You could make about 32 mules with 2 oz pours from a half gallon.

### Manhattans

A Manhattan is made with 2-3 oz liquor. With 2 oz pours, you could make 32 Manhattans from a half gallon.

## Price Per Ounce for Half Gallon Liquor

You can calculate the per ounce price of a half gallon liquor bottle using the total price and volume:

Total Price / 64 oz = Price per Ounce

For example, if a half gallon of vodka costs $35:

$35 / 64 oz = $0.55 per oz

This allows you to compare liquor prices and determine if a half gallon bottle is more or less economical than smaller sizes.

## Conclusion

A half gallon of liquor contains 64 fluid ounces, which is enough for approximately 42 standard 1.5 oz drinks. The exact number of shots, cocktails or other drinks you can pour depends on the specific pour amounts. But a half gallon bottle holds over 60 ounces of liquor, making it a versatile party-sized bottle or for stocking bars.