These days most bottles are 750 ml, which is close to 1/5 of a gallon. A gallon contains 128 fluid ounces. So a

**fifth**(1/5) or 750ml contains a tad more than 25 oz, or 25 one-ounce shots. Of course,**many**use 1 ½ ounce for a standard shot which is around 16 shots.Just so, what do you call a 375ml bottle?

That size in the US is sometimes referred to as a "pint" and a 200 ml

**bottle**is**called**a "half-pint", because once upon a time, liquor actually was sold in US pints, fifths, quarts, and half-gallons. Liquor in the US has been sold in metric-sized**bottles**since 1980. Same size in Canada is sometimes**called**a "mickey".How many pints are in a fifth of liquor?

Liquor bottles

Name | US customary units | Metric units |
---|---|---|

pint | 12.7 | 375 mL |

European spirit bottle | 23.7 | 700 mL |

fifth | 25.6 | 750 mL |

1.14 liter | 38.5 | 1.14 L |

How many pints are in a fifth of whiskey?

Why do We Still Use the Term Fifth?

Bottle Size, metric | Ounces | Gallon, quart, or pint “equivalent” |
---|---|---|

1.75 liters | 59.2oz. | 1/2 gallon |

1 liter | 33.8oz. | 1 quart |

750 milliliters | 25.4oz. | 4/5 quart, a “fifth” or 1.5 pints |

375 milliliters | 12.7oz. | 4/5 pint |