What Does An Alcohol's 'Proof' Actually Mean?
"80 proof." What does "proof" actually mean? Douglas from Minneapolis Dear Douglas, At first glance proof's definition makes no sense. It seems needlessly complicated. Proof is the government documentation of a distilled beverage's alcohol content.
'Proof' Drinks in the Science of Alcohol
Alcohol also relies on chemistry — and a whole lot of other science, as Adam Rogers, an editor at Wired, makes clear in his lively new survey of the subject, “Proof ... means psychology, mostly, because it turns out our experience of alcohol has a lot ...
Are you a heavy drinker? You'd be surprised
"Let me do the math," his friend Pamela ... The CDC says a drink is 12 ounces of beer (5% alcohol content), 8 ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content), 5 ounces of wine (12% alcohol content), or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof (40% alcohol content) distilled ...
The Value of Vodka
Does vodka have any cleaning value, or should I just use it with ice cubes? I vote for the ice cubes. Most vodka is 80 proof, meaning 40 percent alcohol by volume. The strongest tops out at about 100 proof, or 50 percent, but even that concentration isn't ...
What Does It Mean to Be Iraqi Anymore?
Many Iraqi Kurds, for example, are Sunni, but that doesn't mean they share the same political vision as most Sunni in Baghdad. Their ethnic identity trumps sectarian affiliation with other Iraqis. Almost 80 percent ... what does it mean to be an Iraqi ...