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Glossary of Terms

Spirit Measure

Glossary of Terms

A spirit measure, also known as thimble measure, is a small cup, usually made from stainless steel, which is used to measure spirits and liqueurs. Standard spirit measure sizes include 25ml and 35ml for single shots, and 50ml and 70ml for double shots and are required to be CE marked by law if used in licensed establishments. For a more accurate measure, bottle pourers are often used when pouring into a thimble measure. The double-ended jigger is a popular spirit measure and measures both single and double shots.

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