Know your Units

This page shows various alcoholic drinks, their strengths and how many units they contain.

Standard beer (alc 3.5% vol)

1 pint (568 ml) = 2 Units

1 can (500ml) = 1.7 (nearly 2) Units

1 litre (1000ml) = 3.3 (nearly 3½) Units

 

Premium beer/lager (alc 5% vol)

1 pint (568 ml) = 2.8 (nearly 3) Units

1 bottle (330 ml) = 1.7 (nearly 2) Units

 

Superstrength lager (alc 9% vol)

1 can (440 ml) = 4 Units

 

Regular cider (alc 5% vol)

1 pint (568 ml) = 2.8 (nearly 3) Units

1 litre = 5 Units

 

Strong cider (alc 9% vol)

1 pint (568 ml) = 5 Units

1 litre = 9 Units

 

Wine/champagne (alc 12% vol)

1 small glass (125 ml) = 1.5 Units

1 medium glass (175 ml) = 2.1 Units

1 large glass (250 ml) = 3 Units

1 bottle (75 cl) = 8.6 Units

1 litre (100 cl) = 11.4 (nearly 11½) Units

 

Gin/vodka/rum (alc 37.5%)

1 small single (25 ml) = 0.9 (nearly 1) Unit

1 large single (35 ml) = 1.3 (nearly 1½) Units

1 bottle (70 cl) = 25 Units

1 litre (100 cl) = 35.7 (nearly 36) Units

 

Whisky/tequila (alc 40% vol)

1 small single (25 ml) = 1 Unit

1 large single (35 ml) = 1.4 (nearly 1½) Units

1 bottle (70 cl) = 26.7 Units

1 litre (100 cl) = 38.1 Units

 

Alcopop (alc 5% vol)

1 regular bottle (275ml) = 1½ Units

 

Sherry (17.5%)

1 glass (50 ml) = 1 Unit

1 bottle (70 cl) = 13.25 Units

 

Link to the following website to find out more information about the units you are drinking: https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/understand-your-drinking/unit-calculator

 

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