# How to calculate alcohol content of a mixed drink?

Date created: Tue, Feb 16, 2021 2:53 PM
While you cannot know the exact alcohol content of any particular mixed drink, there is a basic formula that's used to estimate a drink's strength: ( Alcohol Content x Liquor Volume / Total Drink Volume ) x 100 = % Alcohol by Volume
Date created: Tue, Feb 16, 2021 5:24 PM
Search online for your drink recipe, if need be. Enter the ingredients and amounts using the drop-down menus or the "+ Add it" feature. Also enter the percent alcohol by volume (% alc/vol) for the alcohol ingredients. The % alc/vol, which is half the "proof," can be found on distilled spirits bottle labels or online.
Date created: Thu, Feb 18, 2021 5:17 PM
It's easy to determine the alcohol content by volume (ABV) of a drink if you know the ingredients and the amount of each. It's simply a matter of calculating the amount of pure alcohol in each ingredient, summing these and dividing by the total volume of liquid.
Date created: Thu, Feb 18, 2021 10:43 PM
To a first approximation, you can just calculate the volume of pure ethanol in each of the alcoholic ingredients (total volume * %ABV = volume of pure ethanol), add those up, and divide by the total volume of all ingredients. For example, a margarita with 35mL 40% ABV tequila, 20mL 40% ABV Cointreau, and 15mL lime juice would have alcohol content ...
Date created: Sat, Feb 20, 2021 12:56 PM
The general formula is to take the volume of your liquor ingredients, multiply it by the percentage of alcohol by volume and divide that by the total volume of ingredients. Then multiply the whole thing by 100. So it’s (volume of liquor x alcohol by volume/total cocktail volume) x 100 For our Cosmo, it would look like this:
Date created: Sun, Feb 21, 2021 12:26 PM
Then divide this number by the total volume of the drink. Then multiply the number by 100 to get a value as a percent of the drink. ( (45 x 0.4) / 150ml) x 100 = 12%. Basically, it works out that a cocktail should have the same volume and alcohol content as a glass of wine.
Date created: Wed, Feb 24, 2021 12:08 AM
Those who are willing to know how this calculation works can check out the "scientific" version here: Alcohol amount in the aqueous alcohol solution Notice: it is assumed that the mixing takes place at a temperature of 20 ° C, strength percentage by volume (vol%) is defined for 20 ° C.
Date created: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 9:31 AM
The question provided a link to " How to determine the alcohol content of a mixed-drink? ", so I'll assume you want a simpler, easier to understand answer. Consider some common drinks: 12 US fl.oz. (355 mL) bottle of 5% beer = 355×5/100 = 17.75 mL alcohol. 1½ US fl.oz (44.4 mL) shot of 40% bourbon = 44.4×40/100 = 17.76 mL alcohol.
Date created: Fri, Feb 26, 2021 6:05 AM
What about a margarita? The calculator concludes it’s the equivalent of 1.7 standard drinks, if made with 1.5 ounces of tequila, an ounce of orange liqueur and half an ounce of lime juice.
Date created: Fri, Feb 26, 2021 3:54 PM
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