Patiala peg

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The Patiala Peg is a measure of liquor popular in Indian Punjab. It is a volume roughly equivalent to 120ml, though the rough and ready measure is the amount of liquor needed to fill a glass equal to the height between the index and little fingers when they are held parallel to one another. The name originates from the city of Patiala in Indian Punjab, and is about 50% larger than a normal shot glass.[1]

The Patiala Peg was first made by the Maharaja of Patiala to trick the Irish team into drinking more than they could handle so his own team could win.The Maharaja of Patiala, an avid sportmen, invited the Irish team; " the Viceroy's Pride", to play a friendly match of tent pegging.

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  1. ^ Kirin Narayan, Love, stars, and all that, Piatkus, 1995, ISBN 978-0-7499-0265-0, "... A Patiala peg is as high as the distance between pinky and index finger"