ABV is an abbreviation for Average By Volume. It is legally required to label the container of any beverage in the UK containing more than 1.2% alcohol with its ABV.

To work out the volume of alcohol in any given drink using the following formula:

% ABV x Specific Gravity = g alcohol/100 ml

Formula taken from "The Medical Students Handbook" available at http://www.medicouncilalcol.demon.co.uk/handbook/hb_facts.htm

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