How much ounces is in a mickey?

A mickey is a 375 ml (millilitre) bottle of alcohol. Since there are 29.5735 ml in 1 oz (ounce), we can calculate how many ounces are in a 375 ml mickey:

Quick Answer

There are 12.7 fluid ounces (oz) in a 375 ml mickey bottle.

Detailed Answer

To find out how many ounces are in a mickey, we first need to know the volume of a mickey in millilitres. A standard mickey bottle contains 375 ml of alcohol.

Next, we need to convert millilitres to ounces. There are 29.5735 ml in 1 fluid ounce (oz). To convert between millilitres and ounces, we use the following conversion:

1 oz = 29.5735 ml

We can rearrange this to calculate ounces from millilitres:

Ounces = Millilitres / 29.5735

Now we can plug in the mickey volume in ml to calculate the number of oz:

Ounces = 375 ml / 29.5735 ml per oz
Ounces = 12.7

So a 375 ml mickey contains 12.7 fluid ounces.

Showing the Calculation

Let’s write out the full calculation step-by-step:

Given: A mickey is 375 ml

1 oz = 29.5735 ml

To calculate oz from ml:

Ounces = Millilitres / 29.5735

Calculate ounces in 375 ml:

Ounces = 375 ml / 29.5735 ml per oz

Ounces = 12.7

Therefore, a 375 ml mickey contains 12.7 fluid ounces.

Converting the Other Way

We can also convert ounces to millilitres using the same conversion factor:

1 oz = 29.5735 ml

To calculate ml from oz:

Millilitres = Ounces x 29.5735

So if we have 12.7 oz:

Millilitres = 12.7 oz x 29.5735 ml per oz

Millilitres = 375

This shows that converting 12.7 oz back to ml gives us the original 375 ml mickey volume.

Using a Conversion Table

Another way to convert between millilitres and ounces is using a conversion table:

Millilitres Ounces
375 ml 12.7 oz
750 ml 25.4 oz
1000 ml 33.8 oz

This table shows some common millilitre and ounce conversions. We can see that 375 ml equals 12.7 oz, confirming our calculation.

Comparing a Mickey to Other Alcohol Bottle Sizes

Now that we know a 375 ml mickey contains 12.7 oz of alcohol, how does that compare to other common alcohol bottle sizes?

Bottle Volume (ml) Volume (oz)
Nip 50 ml 1.7 oz
Mickey 375 ml 12.7 oz
Flask 500 ml 16.9 oz
Pint bottle 750 ml 25.4 oz
Fifth 750 ml 25.4 oz
Tall boy can 500 ml 16.9 oz

This table shows that a mickey, at 375 ml or 12.7 oz, is a mid-sized bottle. It contains more alcohol than a nip (50 ml) but less than a pint bottle or flask (500 ml).

So if you’re sharing a bottle, a mickey has a good amount for 2-3 people. A nip may not go far enough, while a full pint or flask could be too much for just a few people.

How Many Standard Drinks in a Mickey?

When considering alcohol consumption and standard drink sizes, it’s also useful to know how many standard drinks are in a mickey bottle.

A standard drink is defined as:

  • 341 ml (12 oz) of 5% beer, cider, or cooler
  • 142 ml (5 oz) of 12% wine
  • 43 ml (1.5 oz) of 40% distilled alcohol (vodka, rum, whiskey, etc.)

Using this definition, a 375 ml mickey of 40% distilled spirits contains:

375 ml / 43 ml per standard drink = 8.7 standard drinks

So a full 375 mickey bottle contains just under 9 standard alcoholic drinks. This helps give a sense of estimated consumption and assists with low-risk alcohol guidelines.

Mickey Volume and Alcohol Percentage

It’s important to note that the 12.7 oz volume of a mickey assumes a bottle of 40% alcohol. Different alcohol percentages will contain different volumes of pure alcohol for a 375 ml bottle.

For example:

Alcohol % Alcohol Volume in 375 ml
40% 150 ml
50% 187.5 ml
60% 225 ml

The higher the alcohol percentage, the more actual alcohol is present in the 375 ml mickey volume. But the total volume remains the same at 375 ml.

Typical Mickey Bottle Sizes

While 375 ml is the standard mickey volume, they can also be found in slightly smaller or larger sizes:

  • Half mickey – 200 ml
  • Mickey – 375 ml (standard)
  • Texas mickey – 1140 ml

A Texas mickey is essentially a 3X larger version of a regular 375 ml mickey. This size contains approximately 38 fluid ounces.

Cocktails Made with a Mickey

375 ml provides enough alcohol to make a good number of standard cocktails or long drinks. Here are some examples of cocktails you could make with a mickey:

Classic Cocktails

  • 6-8 Whiskey Sours
  • 6-8 Tom Collins
  • 8-10 Vodka Cranberry Drinks
  • 6-8 Moscow Mules
  • 6-8 Bloody Marys

Pitcher Cocktails

  • 1 pitcher Sex on the Beach
  • 1 pitcher Tequila Sunrise
  • 1 pitcher Long Island Iced Tea
  • 1 pitcher Margarita
  • 1 pitcher Sangria

A mickey allows you to make a good selection of single cocktails or a large pitcher of cocktail for a group. Just be sure to drink responsibly!

Mickey Bottles as Collectors Items

Some mickey bottles have become collectors items over time. Limited edition, commemorative, or novelty mickey bottles can sometimes fetch high prices with collectors.

Some examples of collectible mickey bottles include:

  • Special edition Canada Day or St. Patrick’s Day bottles
  • Bottles commemorating a sports team championship
  • Bottles with unique or appealing designs
  • Bottles celebrating a milestone anniversary of a brand
  • Bottles released as part of a set

Limited supply and high demand pushes up resale value of rare mickey bottles among collectors. But most standard mickey bottles only have nominal value, similar to other empty bottles.

Traveling with Mickeys

When traveling, mickey bottles can be a convenient way to transport alcohol. Some advantages of mickeys for travel include:

  • Lightweight and packable – easy to tuck into bags
  • Pre-measured volume for tracking/rationing intake
  • Glass bottle less prone to accidental opening
  • Resealable screw caps
  • No mixers required for straight spirits

However, travelers should be aware of any restrictions on bringing alcohol across borders. In some areas, regulations may limit the volume of alcohol that can be imported duty-free.

It’s always wise to know the rules on alcohol importation when crossing provincial borders or international travel boundaries.

Gifts and Promotional Products

Mickey bottles make popular gifts and promotional products, often customized with custom labels.

Some examples of mickeys as gifts or promotions include:

  • Wedding favors
  • Groomsmen gifts
  • Birthday or anniversary gifts
  • Corporate gifts to clients
  • Branded bottles promoting a company/product

Small run custom mickey labels allow brands to make memorable gifts and increase visibility. When given as gifts, mickeys tend to be higher-end premium spirits.

Environmental Impact

Like other glass bottles, mickey bottles can be recycled repeatedly. This makes their environmental impact significantly lower than single-use plastics or aluminum cans.

However, mickeys should be properly washed before placing in recycling bins. Mickeys contaminated with alcohol residue can contaminate recycling streams.

With proper recycling, a mickey bottle could be indefinitely reused as part of a closed-loop bottle recycling program. This makes mickeys one of the more sustainable alcohol container options from an environmental standpoint.


A mickey is a 375 ml bottle of spirits that contains 12.7 fluid ounces. This convenient intermediate size holds around 9 standard drinks – ideal for sharing over a night out or making several cocktails.

Mickeys also have appeal as collectible items, gifts, or travel bottles. And their recyclable glass construction makes mickeys one of the better alcohol container options for the environment.

So next time you see a 375 ml bottle of alcohol, you can confidently say that it’s a “mickey” containing approximately 13 ounces of spirits – a versatile bottle size for having drinks with friends!

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