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Beer, wine, and liquor (distilled spirits) are alcoholic beverages.
The following common alcoholic beverages contain equal amounts of
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.
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
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