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    How much vodka is in a glug?

    Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by KhalieLa, Jul 10, 2016.

    How much vodka is in a glug, as in: I found a really big glass, added OJ, added grapefuit juice, added squirt, added vodka and the bottle went glug, glug, glug, glug. How much is 4 glugs of vodka?

    Mike Kobernus thinks each glug is a double, but I don't think I'd be able to stand after 8 shots of vodka.
     
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    Pour vodka from a bottle into a glass. Count the glugs. Measure it back out into shot glasses.

    Or you could just use the British System of Tavern Measurement (BSTM: based on 19th century currency): a glug is three smatterings or five and a half smidgens or two dollops or two shillings and sixpence.

    Hope this clears things up.
     
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    I'd say a glug is about an ounce. I'm sure it depends on the bottle, angle, etc. etc., but if I'm making drinks, I treat a glug as an ounce.
     
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    I don't think a glug is a precise measurement. Wouldn't it depend on the speed of their drinking exactly, and their throat size increasing or decreasing their capacity?
     
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    No, the glug occured when the vodka was poured from the bottle into the glass. I think you are confusing a glug with a gulp, which is when the vodka goes from the glass to the drinkers throat.
     
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    I could not find the unit of measure of which you speak.

    However, after much pouring in an attempt to get the bottle to make the right noise this morning, and then measuing back into shot glasses, I now have an answer.

    4 glugs = 2.5 ounces, therefore 1 glug = 5/8 ounce.

    or

    4 glugs = 1/2 gill in England, but only 1/4 gill in Ireland where they like their liquor more . . . well, they just like more.
     
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    I'm not surprised. I'd say I lied, but as it says below your avatar... well... I guess you know what it says. ;)
     
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    Which begs the question: what's the ratio of glugs to gulps?

    And if you're far enough into the bottle, does it really matter?
     
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    And how much can an unladen African swallow drink before it can't carry a coconut?
     
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    I feel yet another science experiment coming on. If I pour 8 glugs into a glass then take a gulp, by measuring the remainder it would be possible to calculate the quantity of the gulp, and then turn that into a ratio of gulps to glugs.

    It's got math, science, and writing. We should get an award from the Department of Education for excellence in integration of curricula.
     
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    Swallows don't drink, they peck. A peck = 2 dry gallons, so I guess swallows only consume that nifty dehydrated alachol stuff. ( http://www.palcohol.com/ ) Unfortunately, African swallows can't get it; I think it's only legal in the US. Unless they fly across the Atlantic with an empty coconut for the purpose of bringing some back for their friends. So, do swallows have to go through customs? I see the beginnings of an international bootlegging operation.

    But back to the gulg, it seems that 4 glugs = 2.5 ounces = 1 jack. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_units ) If we used spirits in chemistry, I certain all my conversion homework would have been completed much earlier in the week.
     
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    The answer is not enough.
     
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    I have an answer. 1 gulp = 1.5 ounces, therefore 1 gulp = 2 2/5 glugs.
     
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    I feel a Mythbusters moment coming on. :)
     
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    Just measure it by the capfull!
    I think 4 caps is a shot which is 32ml
     
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    No can do, my friend. No caps for me. I only buy the finest quality Icelandic vodka, which happens to come with a cork.
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