Standard Drink

A standard drink is used to measure the alcohol intake. It always contains the same amount of alcohol regardless of the container size or the type of alcoholic beverage, but may not correspond to the typical serving size. It varies from country to country. In India, a standard drink corresponds to 10ml of absolute alcohol.

See the image below to know the standard drink measure for different alcoholic beverages

standard drinks

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