Beer, wine, and liquor (distilled spirits) are alcoholic
beverages. The following common alcoholic beverages contain equal amounts of alcohol:
12 fl oz (354.9 mL) bottle of beer or wine cooler
5 fl oz (147.9 mL) glass of wine
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
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Christine
R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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