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COnfused for some reason. Is it 40% alcohol volume or 40% proof?
If I remember rightly.
Vodka's about 37.5% by volume at the 'weak' end of the scale.
what's the difference?
it's just a different way of measuring it. You'll have to google for more.
Tried Tequila rose which tastes exactly like Strawberry milkshake so was curious as to how strong, and therefore deadly it was. Its only 15% vol/30% proof. So yeh, it wasnt a stupid question.
i meant MY question was stupid!
Fair enough.I'll let it slide then. I work in a bar and cant actually say what the difference is.
37.5%(percent) volume is about 70%(degrees) proof.
I like it overproof. about 55%(percent) volume
if it is vodka then it will be 40%(percent) volume if it were 40%(degrees) proof then it would have to say vodka drink or mixer or somesuch....it will be shit whatever, it is wrong to dilute your drinks
women feel free to put whatever you like in your drinks
gin rum vodka brandy whiskey sambuca all normally come in at 37.5% percent alcahol by volume, this used to be expressed as 70% (degrees proof)
of course there is often slight variation in standard spirits 40-42% but I wouldn't really call these overproof I believe it all had to do with excise/tax on spirits that used to mean that they all used to stick quite rigidly to 70%degrees proof, you would occassionally get a nice 100% overproof demarera rum, or green chatreuse 55% percent volume. There also used to be polish spirit available at 140% degrees proof.
Nowadays of course there are lots of lovely higher content spirits vodka and pastis and absinthe being my new favourates
Now i dont.
40% (degrees) proof is nearly half as weak as 40% (percent) volume most spirits are near the 40% percent volume