A guide to standard drinks

One standard drink in New Zealand contains 10 grams of pure alcohol.

All bottles, cans and casks of alcoholic drinks have to be labelled with how many standard drinks they contain. Looking at labels and counting standard drinks is a reliable way of knowing and controlling how much alcohol you are drinking.

The number of standard drinks in different alcoholic drinks varies. It depends on the size of the container and the amount of alcohol it contains.

Use this interactive tool to find out how many standard drinks are in typical containers of different types of drinks.

Launch - A Guide to Standard Drinks


The Straight up guide to standard drinks pamphlet has information about the number of standard drinks in different drinks.

Download Straight up guide to standard drinks pamphlet (PDF, 438KB) 

Order a printed copy of the the Straight up guide to standard drinks pamphlet