Measuring alcohol










Alcohol units are used to give us a easy and accurate way of measuring the amount alcohol we consume.

Unfortunately many people are confused about the number of units found in many common drinks.

How to measure one unit.

  • 1/2 a pint of ordinary strength beer or larger
  • 1 small glass of wine
  • 1 single measure of spirits
  • 1 small glass of sherry
  • 1 single measure of aperitifs

One unit is equals 10ml or 8 g of alcohol. Meaning a large glass of wine or half a pint of cider would normally contain one and half units.

The number of units consumed often depends on what you are drinking,

First take into consideration, the percentage of the drink and size (capacity) ?

British recommendations are two to three units of alcohol a day for women, and three to four units for men.

It’s a good idea to have two or to three alcohol-free days each week, this is so that the liver can recover and do its job removing all the toxins left for the alcohol in your blood stream.


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