Did You Know The Lines On A Solo Cup Actually Mean Something?
Posted by Katie Ostoich on July 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM
Sipping too many adult beverages out of a red solo cup is practically a rite of passage. We've all done it. But have you ever wondered what the lines of a red solo cup mean? I never really thought about, but they're measurements for different types of alcohol.
I know, right? I had no idea that the lines on a solo cup are (suggested) measurement marks for beer, wine and liquor. Who knew? Though I guess I usually just operate by the "fill it all the way" rule.
It makes so much logical sense! A line for liquor, for wine and for a can of beer. It also makes like no real-life sense because the line for liquor is freakishly tiny, the line for wine would make you question why you're drinking wine out of a red solo cup and the line for beer is completely ignored, you're filling the carbonated deliciousness to the very top. Actually, let's be honest. The only line that really matters in a red solo cup is the lip line.
While the measurement lines aren't officially backed by Solo, they can still act as a convenient gauge for alcohol pourage.
And remember: If you’re trying to get in shape and stick to a healthy eating plan, this can be soo helpful to keep your portions in check. Liquor is about 70 calories per ounce (a typical shot is 1.5 ounces, so 100 calories) and a glass of wine will run you 100 calories per 5 ounces, which perfectly matches the “line.” Thanks Solo for helping us watch our waistlines while we wait for our turn at the beer pong table!