Since different brands and types of beverages vary in their actual alcohol content and drink volume, the number of "alcohol unit" of different alcoholic beverage can vary a lot.

The table below provides the number of "alcohol unit" in selected types of alcoholic beverages by 100ml and by container volume.

Type Alcohol content * Volume per container or per usual serving Number of "alcohol unit" *
Per container Per 100ml
Shandy 0.5% 330ml (can) 0.1 0.04
Beer 5% 330ml (small can) 1 0.4
500ml (king can) 2
330ml (small bottle) 1
640ml (large bottle) 3
Cider 5% 275ml (small bottle) 1 0.4
Red wine / White wine 12%
(11%-15%)
125ml (small glass) 1
(1-2)
1
(1-2)
750ml (bottle) 7
(7-9)
Champagne / Sparkling 12% 125ml (small glass) 1 1
750ml (bottle) 7
Fortified Wine
(Sherry / Port)
15%-20% 125ml (small glass) 2 2
Spirits
(Whisky / Vodka / Gin / Rum / Tequila / Brandy)
40%
(35%-57%)
30ml (pub measure) 1 3
(3-5)
Plum wine 15% 300ml (small bottle) 4 1
Sake 16% 300ml (small bottle) 4 1
Hua Diao Jiu 18% approx. 50ml (1 tael) 1 1
250ml (water glass) 4
Glutinous Rice Wine 18% approx. 50ml (1 tael) 1 1
250ml (water glass) 6
Shuang Zheng Jiu 30% approx. 50ml (1 tael) 1 2
250ml (water glass) 6
San Zheng Jiu 38% approx. 50ml (1 tael) 2 3
250ml (water glass) 8
Chinese spirits (Baijiu) 52%
(38%-67%)
approx. 50ml (1 tael) 2
(2-3)
4
(3-5)
250ml (water glass) 10
(8-13)

Remark: *These values are approximate only.

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