Many people like to follow -with stubborn detail- the instructions of any recipe. That’s why they created them, to make them with that detail.
The problem comes when the measurements of the ingredients are in a measurement system that we don’t master.
In addition to the natural nervousness of preparing any recipe for the first time, there is the need to make measurement conversions to the metric system, that is, to go from any measurement to kilos, grams, liters and milliliters.
Some are easily calculated and others have the capacity to break our heads.
Because with the ounce the thing can get very complicated and now we tell you the reasons why.
What will you find in this article?
All about the ounce
The first thing you need to understand is what kind of ounce you’re gonna turn.
You may wonder what kind of ounce?
Yes, there are two types of ounces and each is divided into two more types.
The first is a measure of mass, that is, weight. It comes from the Roman Empire and has two types: the avoirdupois and the troy ounce.
The avoirdupois ounce is equivalent to 437.5 grains or 0.0625 pounds avoirdupois. The troy ounce, on the other hand, weighs 480 grains.
Grains not grams. Don’t be confused.
In addition to the ounce for measuring mass, there’s also an ounce for measuring volume. What does this mean? An ounce to measure liquids.
Depending on where the product or recipe comes from, the liquid ounce, as it is colloquially called, has the following values:
- Imperial or British liquid ounce: 0.00625 imperial gallons.
- US liquid ounce: 0.0078125 US gallons
Complicated business, don’t you think?
But don’t worry, switching to our measurement system is much easier.
How many ml an ounce has
For your peace of mind, the first thing you should know is that most recipes are expressed in US fluid ounces
So, one American fluid ounce is equivalent to 30 milliliters. On that basis you calculate everything else.
But since you may be flaunting your techniques as a bartender, a correct term to which the familiar “barman” is superimposed, we leave you this guide so that you don’t have to calculate anything.
|¼ oz||7,5 ml|
|½ oz||15 ml|
|1 oz||30 ml|
|1 ¼ oz||37 ml|
|1 ½ oz||45 ml|
|1 ¾ oz||50 ml|
|2 oz||60 ml|
The video you need
If you are still not clear about how many ml an ounce has and you want to make perfect cocktails, we leave you with this video that makes it even clearer:
The jigger, friend of the bartender
The jigger is an ideal instrument for fighting in these contests.
It consists of a small container with which you can measure one ounce, if you use the largest part, or half an ounce if you serve the smallest area.
The shape of this small glass resembles an hourglass, so when you see it, you will know what it is for.
But the most experienced bartenders don’t use the jigger. They usually use a technique called free pouring, which consists of measuring the number of ounces while you count in your head.
Would you like to see a video about this technique?
Here is a video that Raul Bartender uploaded and shared through his YouTube.
What do I do if I don’t have a jigger?
If you don’t have a jigger and you don’t want to make a mess while serving your cocktails, we invite you to learn about the options we have for you at Monouso.
In our shot glasses category, we have a line of glasses with measurements, which will support you in your preparations and help you dazzle your guests.
As if that wasn’t enough, we have a whole section dedicated to the most beautiful, versatile and resistant plastic cups on the market.
With confidence, enter Monouso and discover the world of options we have for you, ideal for the restaurant, hotel or catering sectors.