# How many beers would have the same alcohol content as one shot of 190-proof Everclear?

It is true that the ethanol content in one 4.2% 12 oz beer equals 4 oz of 12% wine equals 1.25 oz of 40% liquor. It does matter what the proof of the beverage. The percent ethanol (how many ounces of ethanol per 100 oz of the drink) is equal to the proof divided by two. If the proof is 80 for one drink and 160 for the second, the second drink is 80% ethanol or 80 ml of ethannol in 100 ml of drink while the first is 40% ethanol or 40 ml of ethanol in 100 ml of drink. So there is quite a difference. So that one ounce of 160 proof liquor would be 80% ethanol which means that 80% of an ounce of this liquor is ethanol. A 80 proof liquor would mean that 40 percent of an ounce of this liquor is ethanol. This is quite a difference. But on to the question at hand – A shot of liquor is 1.25 ounces, so to find the ounces of alcohol in a shot of liquor you take (Ounces of drink) * ((Proof/2)/100) ((Proof/2)/100) = percent ethanol as a decimal and Proof/2 equal the percent ethanol in the drink. Thu