Our **alcohol dilution calculator** is used to calculate the proper ratios for mixing **alcoholic beverages** or adjusting their **alcohol content**.

**For example**…..

- A bartender might use it to dilute
overproof rum(151 proof) to a standard80 prooffor cocktails.- A distiller could employ it to adjust the final
alcohol contentof their product before bottling.- A homebrewer might utilize it to calculate how much
waterto add to their high-alcohol beer to reach a desiredABV(Alcohol By Volume).

## Alcohol Dilution Calculator

Initial Volume | Initial ABV | Target ABV | Final Volume | Water Added |
---|---|---|---|---|

750ml | 95% | 40% | 1781.25ml | 1031.25ml |

1L | 80% | 50% | 1.6L | 0.6L |

500ml | 70% | 35% | 1000ml | 500ml |

2L | 60% | 45% | 2.67L | 0.67L |

350ml | 99.9% | 75% | 466.67ml | 116.67ml |

300ml | 90% | 30% | 1.0L | 700ml |

1.5L | 75% | 20% | 2.25L | 0.75L |

200ml | 85% | 50% | 400ml | 200ml |

1L | 50% | 25% | 2L | 1L |

500ml | 40% | 10% | 2L | 1.5L |

600ml | 60% | 30% | 1.2L | 600ml |

2.5L | 95% | 60% | 3.125L | 0.625L |

1000ml | 70% | 55% | 1272.73ml | 272.73ml |

400ml | 99% | 80% | 480ml | 80ml |

## Alcohol Dilution Formula

**(V1 * C1) = (V2 * C2)**

Where:

V1= Initial volumeC1= Initial concentration (% ABV)V2= Final volumeC2= Final concentration (% ABV)

Suppose you have 1 liter of **95% ABV grain alcohol** and want to dilute it to **40% ABV**. How much water should you add?

- Set up the equation:
**(1L * 95%) = (V2 * 40%)** - Solve for V2:
**V2 = (1 * 95) / 40 = 2.375L** - Subtract the initial volume to find the amount of water needed:
**2.375L – 1L = 1.375L of water**

This calculation shows you need to add **1.375 liters of water** to your 1 liter of **95% ABV alcohol** to reach a **40% ABV solution**.

## Does diluting alcohol with water make it weaker?

**Yes**, diluting alcohol with water does make it weaker in terms of alcohol concentration. However, it’s important to understand the nuances:

**Total alcohol content**: The absolute amount of ethanol remains the same, but it’s distributed in a larger volume.

**Perception of strength**: Dilution can actually enhance flavor perception by reducing the overwhelming ethanol burn.

**Safety**: Dilution makes high-proof spirits safer to consume by reducing the risk of alcohol poisoning.

Consider **100ml **of **80% ABV vodka**. If you add **100ml **of water:

- Initial alcohol content:
**80ml**ethanol in**100ml**solution - After dilution:
**80ml**ethanol in**200ml**solution - New ABV:
**(80ml / 200ml)***100 = *40% ABV*

The vodka is now “weaker” at **40% ABV**, but the total amount of ethanol hasn’t changed.

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