Metric vs US Measurements

Even though our APP bases prices on the metric measurement system, this APP is very useful for purchases in the USA. This is because all alcohol is sold in the metric system in the USA.

The new law took away most of the old bottle sizes, and made liquor available in the modern "fifth", the now familiar 750ml, as well as a 1.75 liter bottle, a liter, 500 milliliters, 200 milliliters, and the minis, 100 milliliters and 50 milliliters, equivalent to a shot, depending on who you ask.After the switch, a fifth became 750ml, shaving off 7 milliliters. A quart bottle became a liter bottle, adding about 53.5ml. Half gallon became 1.75 liters, subtracting about 143ml. One pint (actually 4/5 pint) is now 375ml, deleting 98ml, although 500ml bottles existed until June 30, 1989, when they were phased out. A half pint became 200ml, around 36.6 less. You can rest assured that we paid the same whether the amount was reduced or not. To make it more clear, I've included a table below, giving the metric liquor bottle sizes, the equivalent ounces (approx.), and there supposed correspondence in terms of gallons, quarts or pints.

U.S. sizes

Metric sizes


1.7 ounces

50 milliliters or 1.7 ounces


8 ounces

200 milliliters or 6.8 ounces


16 ounces

500 milliliters or 16.9 ounces


25.6 ounces

750 milliliters or 25.4 ounces


32 ounces

1 liter or 33.8 ounces


64 ounces

1.75 liters or 59.2 ounces

Did you Know?

One of the first rules of saving money at the grocery store is to buy big. Larger quantities equal less packaging and less waste, which means spending less money, right? That's true sometimes but not always. You can definitely save big by buying groceries in bulk, but bigger may not always mean better savings.

When you're cruising the aisles of a warehouse club or supermarket, it's easy to get excited by a good deal. But if you jump on every amazing price you see, you could end up with a whole lot of something you don't really need. Bulk buying is an art, and it might take a little time to learn how to maximize your savings and actually use everything you buy. Our Case Lot Calculator will help you to purchase the right size at the right price. Enjoy!