Jigger

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A "jigger" can either be a measuring device used by bartenders, or a unit of measure (typically 1.5 ounces).

As a measuring device, the typical jigger is a metal, hour-glass shaped receptacle, which can measure two different amounts. The larger end would measure a "jigger" (1.5 ounces) and the smaller end would measure a "pony" (1 ounce).

Ounces versus ml

For cocktail recipes measured in "ounces" it is common to use 1/4 ounce increments, which is how virtually all jiggers are set up with. Here is a comparison of 1/4 ounce increments to their milliliter equivalent.

oz ml
1 tsp 5
1/4 7.5
1/2 15
3/4 22.5
1 30
1 1/4 37.5
1 1/2 45
1 3/4 52.5
2 60

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