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Convert your drinks into standard drink sizes

For an amount of alcohol, find out how many Canadian standard drinks it represents.

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Strength (% alcohol):

Convert your standard drinks into volume

For a number of Canadian standard drinks and % alcohol, find the volume (in ml) it represents.

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What is a standard drink?

A Canadian standard drink contains 17.05mL (0.5765oz)1 of pure ethanol.

Drinking guide

Learning to count drinks?

As of fall 2022, Canada will be updating its Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. Once the guidelines are formalized, the recommendations below (based on the low-risk drinking guidelines released in 2011) will be updated to reflect the new guidelines.
Reduce your alcohol-related health risks2 by drinking no more than: Plan non-drinking days every week to avoid developing a habit. On special occasions, reduce your risk of injury and harm by drinking no more than 3 drinks (for women) or 4 drinks (for men) on any single occasion.

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Note: The mathematical formula for calculating a standard drink using millilitres (mL) is: ((container volume in mL x % alcohol by volume)/(17.05mL of ethanol))/100

1 Ounces (oz) are Imperial fluid ounces (rather than US fluid ounces).
2 Alcohol consumption can cause cancer and other acute and chronic health issues.

Last update: 31 Aug. 2022
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