Alcohol Per Dollar + The 4 Things That Make Drinks Taste Good


Hey… Sometimes you just gotta get “There”.

 

Today We Have The Data For MilliLiters Of Ethanol(The Drug In Alcoholic Drinks) Per Dollar Spent To Find Out The Most Cost Effective Drinks.

 

MilliLiters don’t mean much, so we calculated the number of drinks per dollar using a 45ml shot of 0.40% vodka = 18ml of pure ethanol, per 1 drink.

Drinks Per Dollar

The math:

  • MilliLiters (1.75L=1750ml) of Booze * percentage of alcohol as a fraction(40%=0.40) = 700 ml ethanol in the container.
  • 700ml of ethanol / 24$ bottle = 29ml ethanol per dollar
  • 29ml ethanol / 18ml pure ethanol in 1 drink = 1.62 drinks per dollar.

 

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Drink Price Percent Alcohol Drinks Per Dollar Cost Per Drink
Tequila in Mexico $10.00 0.35 3.4 0.29
Heaven Hill $11.99 0.4 3.24 0.31
5 O’clock Vodka $12.99 0.4 2.99 0.33
5 O’clock Gin $12.99 0.4 2.99 0.33
Burnetts $17.48 0.4 2.22 0.45
Franzia $11.97 0.09 2.09 0.48
Sobieski $19.97 0.4 1.95 0.51
Golrdans Gin $19.99 0.4 1.95 0.51
Four Loco $2.50 0.12 1.85 0.54
PBR $15.64 0.0474 1.79 0.56
Svedka Vodka $21.96 0.4 1.77 0.56
Smirnoff(1750ml) $21.96 0.4 1.77 0.56
Budwiser $13.77 0.05 1.71 0.58
Barcadi $23.99 0.4 1.62 0.62
Bush Lite $15.64 0.042 1.58 0.63
Oakleaf White Zin Box $10.97 0.1 1.52 0.66
Absolute $15.00 0.4 1.48 0.68
Hinekan $17.99 0.054 1.42 0.70
Oakleaf 3 Dollar $2.97 0.1 1.4 0.71
Budlight 24 pack $14.47 0.042 1.37 0.73
Miller Light $14.47 0.042 1.37 0.73
Coors Light $14.47 0.042 1.37 0.73
Kirkland Chardonnay $7.99 0.13 1.36 0.74
Skyy Vodka $28.96 0.4 1.34 0.75
Cores Light $14.99 0.042 1.32 0.76
Bud Light $14.99 0.042 1.32 0.76
Cptn Morgan $24.99 0.35 1.36 0.74
Cptn Morgan $26.99 0.35 1.26 0.79
Smirnoff(750ml) $13.49 0.4 1.24 0.81
Corona $17.99 0.045 1.18 0.85
Captain Morgam $24.99 0.3 1.17 0.85
Rolling Rock(bottles) $10.47 0.046 1.04 0.96
Absolute $37.99 0.4 1.02 0.98
Silver Tequila $39.99 0.4 0.97 1.03
Dos Equis $7.47 0.048 0.76 1.32
Soft Parade $13.00 0.08 0.73 1.37
Mikes Hard $8.47 0.05 0.7 1.43
Jaeger $28.96 0.35 0.67 1.49
Balies $24.99 0.17 0.66 1.52
Jaeger $22.99 0.35 0.63 1.59
Hennessey $13.95 0.4 0.6 1.67
Lemon Chello $21.61 0.26 0.5 2.00
Baileys $24.99 0.17 0.28 3.57
UV Blue Cocktail $12.99 0.0125 0.09 11.11

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I learned something very important here: Yep, I can handle Smirnoff.

Doing this has brought to light how special “Specials” really are at bars. That $2.50, 12 oz beer gives you 0.44 Drinks Per Dollar (not including tip). Anyone want to pregame? 😛

Using Thermodynamics

  1. Make it Cold – Lower temperatures lower the vaporization pressure of ethanol. This means less evaporates into your nose, meaning you taste it less. Add some ice.
  2. Lime/Lemon – As talked about in the 5 cooking cheat codes, Vitamin C is something your body needs to survive. A squeeze of lemon will make your body like the drink better.
  3. Salt – Similar to Lime/Lemon, your body needs Sodium to regulate blood pressure, you need salt or you die. Salt around the rim, a sprinkle in  a drink, or add pop to it.
  4. Sugar – Your body tastes sugar as quick energy. Like Limes and Sugar, your body craves it.

 

Next time I’ll factor in the lemon needed.

What do you think? How low can you go? What product should I study and add next? Comment below.

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