ABV is an abbreviation for A
olume. 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