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It is important that you understand the total amount of cocktail you are making before you measure ingredients. In Cocktail Times.com, we site cocktail recipes for one person most of the time.

Another thing to keep in mind is using ice in a shaker. Be very careful not to keep the ice in a shaker longer than the time for chilling the ingredients in order to avoid watered down cocktail.

Basic Measurements:

1 dash = 4 to 5 drops
1 teaspoon = 1/8 oz
3 teaspoons = 1 taqblespoon
1 tablespoon = 1/2 oz
1 pony = 1 oz
1 jigger = 1 1/2 oz
1 cup = 8 oz
1/2 fresh lime = 1/2 oz
1/2 fresh lemon 1/2 to 3/4 oz



Ounces (oz) : Most cocktail liquid ingredients are measured by ounces (oz) in the United States. You may use a jigger to measure the ingredients. Most jiggers allow you to measure by 1 1/2 oz on one end and 3/4 oz on the other end. 1 oz = 2 tbsp

Dash : This measurement is often used for tiny amount of liquid ingredients for cocktail recipes. For instance, Cocktail Times.com uses this measurement for bitters.

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Teaspoon (tsp) : One teaspoon of liquid amounts about 1/5 oz. Cocktail Times.com uses tsp measurements for small amount of liquid or powered ingredients such as sugar or other liquid ingredients. Some bars use bar spoon instead of teaspoon, but the reasons of usage is about the same. Most barspoons have twisted handle.

1 tsp = 1/6 oz, 1/3 tbsp

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Tablespoon (tbsp) : One tablespoon of liquid amounts about 3/5 oz. Cocktail Times.com uses tbsp measurements for the same reasons for the use of teaspoon.

1 tbsp = 1/2 oz, 3 tsp

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Cup : One cup amounts as much as 8 oz. When serving more than 2 person, cup becomes handy.

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