Inherited a home bartending set and was trying to measure out some rye whiskey for a Sazeric over the weekend and realized…I don’t know what my jigger pours out. 1.5 oz? 2 oz? Any tips on how to figure it out?
Hourglass jiggers have markings at the top of each end, usually stamped, sometimes etched. The lettering can be faint and/or small. Shot-glass style jiggers (w/ or w/ out a line and no other markings) are usually an ounce to an ounce and a half. You can use measuring spoons to figure out the volume. There are two tablespoons (30 ml) in a ounce.
You shouldn’t wash your shaking glasses in dishwasher. They loose their coating and will break easier while shaking. It’s better to wash them by hand :)
Jesse from Finland
If those are Korikos (I couldn’t tell from the picture) the heat/pressure from the dishwasher will pop the seals of the weighted ends.