Alcohol Basics for Young Adults – Reading Labels

| July 30, 2013

What does “proof” mean?

Alcohol proof is a measure of how much alcohol (ethanol) is in an alcoholic drink. Proof is defined as twice the percentage of alcohol by volume — the higher the proof, the greater the alcohol content. Example: A drink that is 80 proof contains 40% alcohol. Get more information on how to read an alcohol label.

Drink calculator: http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/ToolsResources/CalculatorsMain.asp

Category: Alcohol, Toolkits, Young Adults - Alcohol

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