In Canada, the independent Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) defines a standard drink to be the same as does the United States of America.
|Standard Drink Chart|
|Beverage||Amount (mL)||Amount (fl. oz.)||Colloquial amount||Alcohol (% by vol.)|
|Fortified wine||85||3||one glass||16–18|
In New Zealand one standard drink, as defined by the Alcohol Advisory Council, contains 10 grams of ethyl alcohol which is approximately 12.7 mL.^ This is approximately "a 330 mL can of beer or a 100 mL glass of table wine or a 30 mL glass of straight spirits".
In the UK, one standard drink or "unit" of alcohol is defined as 10 mL or 8 g of pure alcohol. This equals one 25 mL single measure of spirits (ABV 40%), or a third of a pint of beer (ABV 5-6%), or half a standard (175 mL) glass of red wine (ABV 12%).
- a 12-ounce bottle or can of typical (5% ABV) beer
- a 5-ounce glass of typical (12% ABV) wine
- a 1.5-ounce shot of typical (80-proof, 40% ABV) liquor (either straight or in a mixed drink)
Alcohol equivalence is emphasized as being important for drinking in moderation by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), American Dietetic Association, National Consumers League, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
|Standard Drink Chart (US)|
|Beverage||Amount (mL)||Amount (fl. oz.)||Colloquial amount||Alcohol (% by vol.)||Alcohol (per drink)|
|80-proof liquor||44 mL||1.5 fl. oz.||one shot||40||0.6 fl. oz.|
|Wine||148 mL||5 fl. oz.||one glass||12||0.6 fl. oz.|
|Beer||355 mL||12 fl. oz.||one can||5||0.6 fl. oz.|
- "Alcohol.org.nz -".
- "Frequently asked questions".
- "CDC - Frequently Asked Questions - Alcohol".
- Based on the CDC definition of 0.6 fl. oz. of alcohol per standard drink.