Newbie question here. I'm mixing a juice with ethanol to make a large batch of cocktails and want to know the proof of the mixture. I've been told that the sugar in the juice can mess up a hydrometer reading. I can calculate it with math (ie. 1 cup of 150 proof ethanol plus one cup of juice equals a 75 proof cocktail), but I've been told that method will yield an inaccurate result as well. Can anyone clear this up for me? If I need to redistill the mixture, is there a way I can do this with a small sample and not run it through a still?

- If you dilute 150 poof of alcohol with and equal mount of anything

else non-alcoholic the proof is cut by 1/2.

Not rocket science. Trust me; you are diluting it by 1/2

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Derek

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>Newbie question here. I'm mixing a juice with ethanol to make a

>large batch of cocktails and want to know the proof of the mixture.

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http://www.avast.com - If you work with (abv %) it might be less confusing because you are using a base of 100 rather then 200. 75% ethanol diluted by half is 37.5 % abv. If you know the % going in then it's easy to tell your % after diluting. After a few drinks you will not care about proof or %.Robert

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Newbie question here. I'm mixing a juice with ethanol to make a large batch of cocktails and want to know the proof of the mixture. I've been told that the sugar in the juice can mess up a hydrometer reading. I can calculate it with math (ie. 1 cup of 150 proof ethanol plus one cup of juice equals a 75 proof cocktail), but I've been told that method will yield an inaccurate result as well. Can anyone clear this up for me? If I need to redistill the mixture, is there a way I can do this with a small sample and not run it through a still?