Measurement Units

Sigh. Cocktails come in funny units. Jiggers, ponys, shot, dashes. Recipes in Kindred Cocktails should generally be expressed in ounces, or, for smaller amounts, teaspoons, or dashes. Or for metric-enlightened folks, centiliters or, for small amounts, milliliters or dashes. Here are some convenient conversion ratios to help you convert recipes form elsewhere into standard units. Some are approximations that are sufficient for cocktail making.

1 teaspoon (t) = 1/3 tablespoon (T) = 1/6 ounce (oz)
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce
6 teaspoon = 2 tablespoon = 1 ounce
1 jigger = 1 shot = 1 1/2 ounce
1 pony = 1 ounce
60 ml = 2 ounces
50 ml = 1 3/4 ounces
45 ml = 1 1/2 ounces
30 ml = 1 ounce
20 ml = 3/4 ounce
15 ml = 1/2 ounce
10 ml = 2 teaspoons
5 ml = 1 teaspoon
1 ml = 1dash = 1/4 teaspoon

Note: Cocktails from other people are automatically converted to your prefered metric or English units. Set your preference in your profile.