Beer, wine, and liquor (distilled spirits) are alcoholic beverages.
The following common alcoholic beverages contain equal amounts of
12 fl oz (354.9 mL) bottle of
beer or wine cooler
5 fl oz (147.9 mL) glass of
One mixed drink containing
1.5 fl oz (44.4 mL) of 80-proof
liquor, such as gin, whiskey, or rum
Proof is the percentage of alcohol in an alcoholic drink. The
percentage of pure alcohol is usually one-half the proof (for example,
100-proof liquor is about 50% pure alcohol). The higher the proof, the more
pure alcohol the drink contains.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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