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## How strong is 40% alcohol?

3: In the United States, the system — established around 1848 — is a bit simpler: “Proof” is straight up two times alcohol by volume. So a vodka, say, that is 40 percent ABV is **80 proof** and one that is 45 percent ABV is 90 proof. A “proof spirit” is 100 proof (50 percent ABV) or higher.

## What is 40% alcohol by volume mean?

In other words, the alcohol by volume (ABV) is 14%. Distilled spirits are labeled differently. … So in a bottle of 80-proof **vodka**, for example, the ABV (alcohol by volume) is 40%, which explains why you would get drunk on 10 ounces of vodka but maybe not get drunk on 10 ounces of wine.

## How much does 40% alcohol get you drunk?

However if he shares it with you, you could probably drink about a shot (1.5 fluid ounces) per hour without getting really drunk. If you drink the 40% (80 proof) faster than that, it could happen very fast. About **4 or 5 shots (drink) in an hour** would probably get a 15 year old (not familiar with drinking) very drunk.

## What is the strongest alcohol you can drink?

**Here are 14 of the strongest liquors in the world.**

- Spirytus Vodka. Proof: 192 (96% alcohol by volume) …
- Everclear 190. Proof: 190 (95% alcohol by volume) …
- Golden Grain 190. …
- Bruichladdich X4 Quadrupled Whiskey. …
- Hapsburg Absinthe X.C. …
- Pincer Shanghai Strength. …
- Balkan 176 Vodka. …
- Sunset Very Strong Rum.

## Is 40 proof alcohol strong?

For example, a spirit that is 40 percent alcohol by volume (ABV percentage) is classified as being **80 proof**. The higher the alcohol proof, the higher the alcohol strength.

## Can 8% alcohol get you drunk?

**8% beers have 8% alcohol by volume** and 5% have 5% alcohol by volume ie. … The more alcohol you consume , the more alcohol you consume , the more drunk you get! This is the only single reason behind getting more drunk having 8% beer than 5% beer!

## How much can a 180 pound person drink?

EXAMPLE: A 180-pound man could have **four drinks within one hour** – a considerable amount of drinking – and his BAC would be: . 083 (from the chart) minus . 015 (. 015 x 1 hour) = .