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Written by Inara Hasanali, M.A.  | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Aug 16, 2014
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Alcohol Drinks -Contents

The alcohol content varies from one type of drink to another and between fermented drink and distilled drink.

Fermented beverages

Beverage Type Alcohol Content
millilitres per 100
millilitres
Alcohol Content
grams per 100
millilitres
Wine White, dry 11.3 9.0
White, medium 10.9 8.7
White, sparkling 12.3 9.8
White, sweet 12.7 10.1
Red 11.8 9.4
Rose 10.8 8.6
Beverage Type Alcohol Content
millilitres per 100
millilitres
Alcohol Content
grams per 100
millilitres
Beer Bitter 4.9 3.9
Light 2.0 3.3 1.6-2.6
Beverage Type Alcohol Content
millilitres per 100
millilitres
Alcohol Content
grams per 100
millilitres
Cider Dry 4.8 3.7
Sweet 4.6 3.7
Beverage Type Alcohol Content
millilitres per 100
millilitres
Alcohol Content
grams per 100
millilitres
Port 19.6 15.6
Beverage Type Alcohol Content
millilitres per 100
millilitres
Alcohol Content
grams per 100
millilitres
Sherry Dry 19.3 15.3
Medium 18.2 14.4
Sweet 19.2 15.2

Distilled Beverages

Beverage Type Alcohol Content
millilitres per 100
millilitres
Alcohol Content
grams per 100
millilitres
Spirit 700 proof Brandy 38.1 30.2
Gin 38.1 30.2
Whisky 38.1 30.2
Vodka 38.1 30.2
Rum 38.1 30.2
Beverage Type Alcohol Content
millilitres per 100
millilitres
Alcohol Content
grams per 100
millilitres
Vermouth Dry 17.2 13.7
Sweet 16.1 12.8
Wine
Wine

References:

  1. Thomas DB, Alcohol as a cause of cancer.The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA. Environ Health Perspect. 1995 November; 103(Suppl 8): 153160.
  2. This History of Alcohol - (http://www.drug-rehabs.org/alcoholhistory.php)

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