Alcoholic Drinks Shots
Sizes Worldwide

Alcoholic drinks shots usually refer to spirits or liquor. Maybe surprisingly, the size of the alcohol shots are not the same. There are either two or three types of alcoholic shots:  small, single and double. This varies across each country.

Remember the calorie content will differ based on the drink you have chosen and its size. Really, if you are looking to lose weight you should stay away from alcohol completely.

See below a table showing the measure of the drink shots in different countries for small. single and double shots.

Table of Alcohol Shot Sizes Worldwide


Small Shot

Single Shot

Double Shot

Australia-30 mL60 mL
Bulgaria-50 mL100 mL
Czech Republic20 mL40 or 50 mL80 or 100 mL
Estonia-40 mL80 mL
Finland-40 mLit`s illegal to serve double
Germany-20 mL40 mL
India-30 mL60 mL
New Zealand-30 mL60 mL
Poland25 mL50 mL100 mL
Republic of Ireland-35.5 mL71 mL
Russia and CIS Contries(former Soviet Union)-50 mL100 mL
Sweden20 mL40 mL60 mL
Slovakia20 or 25 mL40 or 50 mL80 or 100 mL
South Africa-20 mL-
United Kingdom-25 or 35 mL50 mL
United States and Canada*1.0 fl oz (29.57 mL)1.25 - 1.5 fl oz (44.36 mL)2.5 - 3.0 fl oz (73.93 mL)

*Except in Utah, where a shot is 1.5 fl oz.

Calories in Alcohol

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