If you don’t have a measuring cup, there are other ways to measure liquids. For example, 1 cup is equal to 16 tablespoons. So if you need 1/4 cup of liquid, you can use 4 tablespoons. Or 1/2 cup of liquid would be 8 tablespoons. 1 tablespoon = 1/16th of a gallon There are 16 tablespoons in a cup and 2 cups in a pint. This means there are 32 tablespoons in a pint. And since there are 4 quarts in a gallon, that means there are 128 tablespoons in a gallon.