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I know when I’ve gone through bartending books and various drink recipes, I see measurements for a splash and a dash and a shot and pony and a jigger and what does this all mean?!

Sometimes we need help, so I’m here to help. I have a created a measurement chart for you, below.

Terminology Imperial Metric Cooking
Dash* 1/32 oz. 0.92 mL ¼ tsp
Splash** 1/16 oz. 1.84 mL ½ tsp
Teaspoon 1/16 oz. 4.92 mL 1 tsp
Tablespoon ½ oz. 14.78 mL 3 tsps
Pony 1 oz 29.57 mL 2 tbsps
Jigger 1 ½ oz 44.36 mL 3 tbsps
Wineglass 4 oz 118.29 mL 0.5 cups
½ Fresh Lime ½ oz. 14.78 mL 3 tsps
½ Fresh Lemon ½ oz to ¾ oz. 22.18 mL 3 to 4.5 tsps


*A dash can refer to 4 or 5 drops. This is to taste.

**A splash can refer to a small amount as well. This is to taste.

I hope this helps! If you have any questions feel free to email me and let me know at alldrinksconsidered@gmail.com

As always, happy and safe drinking.