Recently we received a question about how to measure alcohol.
Subject alcohol measurements
can you please tell me when it says 1 1/2 parts of something what is the 1 1/2 parts measure?"
When a recipe call for 1 1/2 parts of something it means to use that as a base for comparing.
A manhattan cocktail:
- 2 parts whiskey
- 1 part sweet vermouth
For this you can use 2 fluid ounces of whiskey and 1 fluid ounce of sweet vermouth. If it said 1 1/2 parts then you can assume you would use 1 1/2 fluid ounces of whiskey and 1 fluid ounce of sweet vermouth.