I had someone searching on my blog the other day for the number of syns in a bottle of gin.
I don’t know whether to be appalled or impressed at the idea of drinking a whole bottle of spirits! I just hope they’re not attempting it in one sitting!
A standard bottle of spirits in Ireland is 700ml, and a standard pub measure is ¼ Gill or 35.5ml in metric.
The syn values listed on the Slimming World website for gin vary depending on it’s alcoholic strength:
- 37.5% gin is 3.5 syns per 35ml
- 43% gin is 4 syns per 35ml
A standard bottle of a typical gin like Bombay Sapphire is 40% alcohol volume, but for the calculation I’ll use the higher value of 4 syns per 35ml measure.
There are 20 measures of 35ml in a 700ml bottle, and so the total for the whole bottle is 80 syns.
Happy (and responsible) drinking!