proof spirit


Definition of proof spirit

: an alcoholic liquor or mixture of ethanol and water that contains 50 percent ethanol by volume at 60°F (16°C)

Examples of proof spirit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fever Tree sparkling grapefruit soda plays nicely with just about every zero-proof spirit. Jeanne O'brien Coffey, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 At Elvie’s in Jackson, Mississippi, the Lucy-tini is an herbal lemon drop martini that features a zero-proof spirit, AMASS Riverine, that is packed with traditional gin botanicals. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 While bar manager Sörine Anderson leads the cocktail program that includes four non-alcoholic options like the Old Fashioned made with the zero-proof spirit Ghia. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 3 Aug. 2021 Many brands had tried, and failed, to market shochu as a lower-proof spirit. TheWeek, 5 Sep. 2020 Falowitz is encouraged by Mizu's success as a higher-proof spirit — at the standard 35 percent A.B.V., it's sold alongside vodka and gin — and says competitors like Iichiko are taking note and pivoting similarly. TheWeek, 5 Sep. 2020 Crum and Sarathy also suggest 180 proof spirits, which have 90% ethanol, or higher. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2020 Pour in the high-proof spirit and let soak for 24 hours. Los Angeles Times, 14 Aug. 2019 From a mixological standpoint, coffee brings bitter notes to a drink that play off the sharp edges of high-proof spirits, making for a longer, more complex finish. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 25 June 2019 See More

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1703, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of proof spirit

1 : an alcoholic liquor or mixture of alcohol and water containing 50 percent ethanol by volume at 60° F (15.6°C)
2 British : liquor that weighs ¹²/₁₃ of an equal measure of distilled water or contains 57.10 percent by volume of alcohol


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