Liquor Alcohol Content

Liquor

The alcohol content of distilled beverages (spirits and liqueurs) is much easier to find than in fermented beverages like beer or wine because it must be specified on the container. It is generally depicted in percent alcohol by volume (ABV), in percentage by weight (sometimes abbreviated w/w for weight for weight), or in proof. In the USA, the ‘proof’ measurement is twice the percentage of alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit (e.g., 80 proof = 40% ABV).

Read on to find liquor alcohol content by type of beverage:

 

Spirits – 35-60% ABV – ~75 calories/oz or 7 calories/gram
Unsweetened alcoholic beverages based on distilled alcohol with a percentage of alcohol greater than perhaps 30% are referred to as spirits. Spirits are produced by distillation of a fermented product, concentrating the alcohol and eliminating some of the by-products. If you are looking for low sugar content of alcohol, this is your best choice of drink.

Common Spirits:

Absinthe
Baijiu
Bourbon (51-79 %ABV)
Brandy (40-45 %ABV)
Everclear (75-95 %ABV – Insanely strong!)
Gin (37.5 %ABV)
Grappa
Rum (37.5-57 %ABV)
Sake (14-16 %ABV)
Tequila (40-50 %ABV)
Vodka (35-50 %ABV)
Whisky (40-53.3 %ABV)
German Schnapps (20-40 %ABV)

 

Cocktails
The following popular cocktails are listed in the order of alcohol strength.

Grain alcohol (not really drinkable)
Grog
Manhattan
Dark & Stormy
Dry Martini
Gin and Tonic
Long Island Ice Tea
Cosmopolitan
Car Bomb
Apple Martini
Lemon Drop

liquor alcohol contents

Liqueurs Table

Liquor / Cocktail / Liqueur% Alc (ABV)CalCarbs (g)
Advocaat17
Aftershock30
Aftershock Cinnamon Schnapps4010311
Aftershock Cool Citrus Mint Schnapps40729
Aguardiente30
Amadeus5
Amaretto2811017
Amaretto Di Saronno2811017
Amaro17
Amarula17
American Schnapps40
Anis del Toro30
Anisette3010011
Arak50
Ashanti Gold17
Aurum4010311
Baileys Irish Cream171177
Bärenjäger3510311
Becherovka3813513
Beirão22
Benedictine40905
Blue Curaçao30727
Calisay20
Canton2810311
Chambord1710311
Chartreuse5510311
Cherry Heering228011
Cloudberry Liqueur25
Coconut Rum21586
Cointreau408010
Crème de Banane309611
Crème de Cacao2510015
Crème de Cassis208011
Crème de Cerise2010311
Crème de Menthe2512014
Crème de Myrtille2010311
Crème de Noyaux3010011
Crème de Rose18
Crème de Violette2510311
Crème de Y'vette28
Curaçao30
Cynar17
Damiana5010311
Destinée17
Drambuie401069
Drumgray Highland Cream Liqueur17
Dry Orange Curaçao30727
Durango9
Framboise5
Frangelico2410311
Frigola2510311
Galliano3510311
Godiva Chocolate Liqueurs1710311
Goldschläger4410311
Goldwasser40
Grand Mariner40767
Green Chartreuse5510311
Green Curaçao30727
Herbsaint3010311
Highland Mist20
Hpnotiq1810311
Irish Cream17
Izarra4810311
Jägermeister3510311
Kahlúa275311
Krupnik40
Kümmel3810311
Lazzaroni Amaretto24
Licor 433110311
Limoncello3210311
Malibu24515
Maraschino40739
Mastica47
Melon Liqueur237911
Metaxa40852
Midori237911
Mozart Chocolate Liqueurs2010311
Nocello2410311
Nocino35
Oghi53
Ouzo4010311
Parfait Amour3010311
Pastis4310311
Patxaran30
Peach Liqueur23727
Pecher Mignon1810311
Pineau des Charentes15201
Pisang Ambon2110311
Ponche Caribe11
Ponche Crema15
Ponche Diva10
Ponche Kuba9
Prunelle15
Raki45
Red Curaçao31
Rock and rye2710311
Rum Tree2410311
Rumple Minze5010311
Sabra liqueur27
Saint Brendan's171178
Salmiakkikossu40
Sambuca4010311
Sheridan's16
Sloe gin26
Southern Comfort35653
Starbucks Coffee Liqueur2010311
Starbucks Cream Liqueur15
Strega40
Tia Lusso (with cream)27
Tia Maria279210
Triple sec3010311
Tsipouro40
Vandermint2610311
Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur1710311
Wallace Liqueur35
Xtabentún40
Yellow Chartreuse40
Yellow Curaçao31
Yukon Jack50690