Alcohol in Foods and Drinks

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Food NameAlcohol 
Gin37.9
Whiskey36.0
Rusty Nail34.7
Old fashioned33.5
Brandy33.4
Vodka33.4
Rum33.4
Gibson32.2
Martini32.2
Stinger31.4
Mint julep31.0
Manhattan30.6
Rob Roy30.1
Black Russian28.9
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Guidelines from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking is probably safe. It may even have health benefits, including reducing your risk of certain heart problems. Moderate drinking is one drink a day for women or anyone over 65, and two drinks a day for men under 65.

Some people should not drink at all, including alcoholics, children, pregnant women, people on certain medicines and people with some medical conditions. If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to drink, speak with your healthcare provider.

Anything more than moderate drinking can be risky. Binge drinking - drinking five or more drinks at one time - can damage your health and increase your risk for accidents, injuries and assault. Years of heavy drinking can lead to liver disease, heart disease, cancer and pancreatitis. It can also cause problems at home, at work and with friends.



What's a "standard" drink?

Many people are surprised to learn what counts as a drink. In the United States, a "standard" drink is any drink that contains about 0.6 fluid ounces or 14 grams of "pure" alcohol. (The alcohol content in this database is in grams and per 100 grams of food weight.)

Although the "standard" drink amounts are helpful for following health guidelines, they may not reflect customary serving sizes. For example, a single mixed drink made with hard liquor can contain 1 to 3 or more standard drinks, depending on the type of spirits and the recipe.

Alcohol's Effects on the Body

Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. Here’s how alcohol can affect your body:

Brain: Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.

Immune System: Drinking too much can weaken your immune system, making your body a much easier target for disease. Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis than people who do not drink too much. Drinking a lot on a single occasion slows your body’s ability to ward off infections – even up to 24 hours after getting drunk.

Pancreas: Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can eventually lead to pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion.

Liver: Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including: Steatosis, or fatty liver, Alcoholic hepatitis, Fibrosis, and Cirrhosis

When You Are Pregnant Drinking Can Hurt Your Baby

When you are pregnant, your baby grows inside you. Everything you eat and drink while you are pregnant affects your baby. If you drink alcohol, it can hurt your baby’s growth. Your baby may have physical and behavioral problems that can last for the rest of his or her life. Children born with the most serious problems caused by alcohol have fetal alcohol syndrome.

Fetal alcohol exposure occurs when a woman drinks while pregnant. No amount of alcohol is safe for pregnant women to drink. Nevertheless, data from prenatal clinics and postnatal studies suggest that 20 to 30 percent of women do drink at some time during pregnancy.

Alcohol can disrupt fetal development at any stage during a pregnancy – including at the earliest stages and before a woman knows she is pregnant. Research shows that binge drinking, which means consuming four or more drinks per occasion, and regular heavy drinking put a fetus at the greatest risk for severe problems.



Drinks Highest in Alcohol Content

List of 50 alcoholic drinks with highest content of alcohol. Alcohol is in grams and measured per 100 grams of drink weight.



Drinks Highest in Alcohol Content Alcohol

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, all (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey) 100 proof 42.5

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, all (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey) 94 proof 39.7

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, gin, 90 proof 37.9

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, all (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey) 90 proof 37.9

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, all (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey) 86 proof 36.0

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, whiskey, 86 proof 36.0

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, rum, 80 proof 33.4

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, all (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey) 80 proof 33.4

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, vodka, 80 proof 33.4

Vanilla extract, imitation, alcohol 32.9

Alcoholic beverage, creme de menthe, 72 proof 29.8

Alcoholic beverage, liqueur, coffee, 63 proof 26.0

Alcoholic beverage, daiquiri, prepared-from-recipe 23.1

Alcoholic beverage, liqueur, coffee, 53 proof 21.7

Alcoholic beverage, rice (sake) 16.1

Alcoholic beverage, wine, dessert, sweet 15.3

Alcoholic beverage, wine, dessert, dry 15.3

Alcoholic beverage, whiskey sour, prepared with water, whiskey and powder mix 14.6

Alcoholic beverage, whiskey sour, prepared from item 14028 14.5

Alcoholic beverage, whiskey sour, prepared from item 14530 14.1

Alcoholic beverage, liqueur, coffee with cream, 34 proof 13.8

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Mouvedre 11.2

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Zinfandel 11.1

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Sangiovese 10.9

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white, Chardonnay 10.7

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Petite Sirah 10.7

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white, Pinot Gris (Grigio) 10.7

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, red 10.6


Drinks Highest in Alcohol Content Alcohol

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white, Pinot Blanc 10.6

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Barbera 10.6

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Merlot 10.6

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Cabernet Franc 10.6

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Syrah 10.5

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white, Fume Blanc 10.5

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white, Sauvignon Blanc 10.5

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Cabernet Sauvignon 10.5

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Pinot Noir 10.4

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, all 10.4

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Burgundy 10.3

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white 10.3

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Lemberger 10.2

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Claret 10.2

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white, Semillon 10.1

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white, Gewurztraminer 10.1

Alcoholic beverage, pina colada, prepared-from-recipe 9.9

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Gamay 9.8

Alcoholic beverage, daiquiri, canned 9.6

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white, Chenin Blanc 9.6

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white, Riesling 9.5

Alcoholic beverage, whiskey sour, canned 9.5

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