unit of alcohol(redirected from Alcohol Unit)
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unit of alcoholA measure of alcohol equal to 8 g of pure ethanol, which is roughly a half-pint of beer, a glass of table wine, sherry or port, or one measure (shot) of spirits.
Calculation of Units of Alcohol
Volume of beverage
X % alcohol in beverage
X 0.79 (specific gravity of alcohol)
= grams of alcohol
divided by 8
= Unit of alcohol