Everclear Alcohol Content (Proof)- ABV & 1.5 oz. Calories

Everyone talks about the Everclear alcohol content being so high that it is an unfinished ingredient for most drinks. We want to go through the proof of the alcohol in Everclear and help confirm or demystify the facts.

In this article, we will comprehensively tackle the issue of the alcohol content in Everclear comparing it with other distilled liquors. We will also use our craft brewery and liquor store ownership experience to discuss the shots of Everclear that will make you inebriated. Moreover, we will explore different recipes that you can use to make Everclear’s best drinks.

Therefore, let’s start with the Everclear alcohol content and discuss whether it is the strongest alcoholic drink in the market today.

What is the Everclear alcohol content?

Everclear neutral 100% selected grains grain spirit brand contains 95% alcohol content by volume (190 proof). The grain alcohol spirit is made by Luxco Distilling Company out of St. Louis, MO, and was contemplated the world’s strongest alcoholic drink.

Everclear alcohol content, calories, serving and taste

However, Everclear also makes 151 (Everclear 151) and Everclear 190 Proof Grain Alcohol spirits which have 75.5 percent and 95 percent alcohol content by volume respectively. These distilled liquors are shockingly strong, but may not be the strongest liquor in the world since we have liqueurs such as Spirytus vodka with an ABV of 96 (192-proof) in the American Market.

 There are always worries about whether Everclear is legal. However, even though the grain alcohol brand is controversial, it is legal. Everclear is twice as strong as standard vodka or rum such as Bacardi whose ABV is 40 (80-proof).

The Everclear 190 Proof Grain Alcohol is the first 190-proof alcohol ever to be bottled for consumers in the United States. It is a favorite among young drinkers since it’s a nearly tasteless, colorless, and odorless spirit that makes it a good base for high-class cocktails.

Everclear 151 vs 190 proof grain alcohol proof

The Everclear two most popular alcohol brands are the Everclear 151 and Everclear 190. They are all high-quality grain alcohol with high proof. The Everclear brand of grain alcohol is known for its extremely high alcoholic concentration.

The Everclear 151 has an alcohol content of 75.5% by volume (151-proof) while the Everclear 190 has an alcohol content of 95% by volume (190- proof). The two varieties add a kick to soft drinks or juices or are used in cocktails that are based on rum or vodka.

Therefore, both Everclear 151 and 190 are not recommended to take straight. They are incredibly potent and thus their consumption should be strict and responsible.

The Everclear 190 and 151 will get you drunk quickly, fast, and in a hurry. The two varieties of Everclear distilled liquor alcohol content is higher than typical rum, whose ABV range is 35%–40%.

The two Everclear varieties’ ingredients are a fermented mixture of corn, sugar, yeast, and water.

The important thing to note is the Everclear 151 proof is the lower alcohol version of Everclear (has a lower ABV). On the other hand, Everclear 190 proof version is the more potent and dangerous variety. Therefore, the Everclear 190 version is the bartender’s equivalent of jet fuel. It is a high-octane neutral grain spirit that you should handle with care even if you are a regular.

Is Everclear the strongest alcohol?

Everclear is one of the strongest alcoholic drinks in the United States but is not the strongest. This grain alcohol made in the U.S. has 95% alcohol content by volume (190 proof of alcohol) making it shockingly strong.

There are other distillers in different parts of the world that make absinthes, whiskeys, rums, and vodkas that have eye-watering high alcohol content (high-proof) liquors.

Everclear neutral spirit has protected its good reputation in the world’s alcohol market by producing quality consumer-ready strong liqueur. The world’s strongest liqueurs are as follows:

Strongest LiquorAlcohol by volumeProof
Polmos Spirytus Rektyfikowany vodka96% ABV192- proof
Everclear 19095% ABV190- proof
Golden Grain95% ABV190- proof
Bruichladdich X4 Quadrupled Whiskey92% ABV184- proof
River Antoine Royale Grenadian Rum90% ABV180- proof
Mariënburg rum90% ABV180- Proof
Hapsburg Gold Label Premium Reserve Absinthe89.9% ABV179- proof
Pincer Shanghai Strength88.8% ABV177- proof
Balkan 176 Vodka88% ABV176- proof
Good ol’ Sailor Vodka 85% ABV170- proof
Sunset Rum84.5% ABV169- Proof
John Crow Batty Rum80% ABV160- proof
Devil Springs Vodka 80% ABV160- proof
Stroh 160 Rum80% ABV160- proof
Bacardi 15175.5% ABV151- proof

Can you drink Everclear straight?

As described above, Everclear even the 151-proof version is almost double in alcohol content as the typical rum, vodka, or whiskey. This means that the 190 version is more than double the alcohol content in the typical distilled liquor.

Therefore, you should not attempt to take either Everclear 190 or 151 straight. The manufacturer recommends that it is not meant to be consumed straight but as an unfinished ingredient for the preparation of lower-proof alcohols, such as in making liqueurs or limoncello which has an alcohol content of 25% to 30%.

However, you can use it for cocktails or mixed drinks if you know the consequences of very high-proof alcohol. However, you should use Everclear sparingly more than other clear liquors in recipes. Finally, you should dilute it before enjoying it.

Even, one straight shot of Everclear can make a person sick or even endanger their health. Frequent consumption of Everclear without dilution can lead to health concerns including liver and heart problems.

 A 2/3 standard shot of Everclear 190 can make you start feeling drunk. This is because it is equivalent to 2 bottles of standard beer.

What is Everclear?

Everclear Purple Passion alcohol content

Everclear Purple Passion is an original ready-to-drink cocktail. It is made with genuine Everclear Alcohol and thus offers a rush of flavor with every sip of the excellent liquor.

Everclear Purple Passion Liquor alcohol content was 26 proof (13% alcohol content by volume) that was originally launched in 1986 as a pioneer in the Ready-to-Drink category of distiller liquor but the current ABV is 5% (10-proof). The brew was launched as a spirit-based, non-carbonated beverage having 13 percent alcohol by volume.

Everclear Purple Passion brand currently features its original formulation. The formulation consists of a wine base, 5 percent alcohol by volume, and carbonation in a 12-ounce glass bottle. The drink is the national drink of fraternity parties which features a little bit of Everclear grain alcohol in a lot of grape juice.

After its launch in 1986, the drink has metamorphosized a lot from a spirit-based 26-proof (13% ABV) non-carbonated drink. Consumers are increasingly favoring drinks that are light and flavorful, which fits this Purple Passion perfectly.

Luxco®revived the original formula of a 10-proof (5% ABV), wine-based, carbonated drink to address growing consumer demand. You can easily enjoy the light and flavorful, refreshing drink in the summer months coming your way.

Apple Pie Everclear alcohol content

The Apple Pie Everclear alcohol content is 15% alcohol by volume or 30 proof. This is way clear compared to the typical rum. Compared to Everclear, Apple Pie Everclear alcohol content is way less.

However, the Apple Pie Everclear that tastes amazing is still more than a strong alcoholic drink. However, people claim that Everclear gives you a legendary hangover that most definitely spoils the following day.

Apple Pie Everclear Recipe

Total Time: 12 minutes

Boiling and simmering the ingredients

Bring cider, juice, and sugars to a mild simmer. Boil, stir, and then cover and simmer.

Dissolving the sugars

Gently stir until sugars dissolve.

Cooling the brew

Cool to room temperature and then add the alcohol.


Store in mason jars.

Estimated Cost: 30 USD


  • 1 bottle 190 proof Everclear
  • 1 cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum – 2 cups taste even bettter
  • 1 gallon Apple Cider
  • 1 quart Apple Juice
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 10 cinnamon sticks


  • Large Stock Pot
  • Funnel
  • Canning/Mason Jars
  • Vintage Canning Jar Labels

How many beers is one shot of Everclear?

With scientific evidence, one 12-fluid oz. (354 ml) beer containing 5% ABV equals one shot of 40% ABV alcohol. This is because both contain the same units of alcohol (ethanol).

However, Everclear has 95% ABV meaning one shot of Everclear is equivalent to more than 2 (2.375 to be exact) servings of 12 oz. beers (5% ABV). Compared to other shots, taking one shot of Everclear 190 is equivalent to slamming two and a half 80-proof (40 ABV) shots at once.

Therefore, you should only take Everclear if it is diluted. Otherwise, because of the high-proof, the drink may ruin your health and organs. You should never try to impress people by taking Everclear straight or underestimate its power and thus end up drinking way too much.

Is Everclear vodka?

Even though some people consider Everclear to be a very strong vodka, that is not the correct classification of this distilled liqueur. Vodka and Everclear are two distinct spirits.

Everclear is a high-octane neutral spirit that is strong grain alcohol while vodka is much more diluted. The alcohol content of your standard vodka is 40% ABV (80-proof) while the ABV of Everclear is 95% (190-proof). Thus, the typical Vodka has less than half the strength of Everclear. Due to the very high alcohol content, Everclear is illegal in 14 states as described below.

Thus Everclear, the grain alcohol that is made by Luxco, a St. Louis-based liquor company is a type of neutral spirit that’s been distilled up to 190-proof, or 95% alcohol content by volume.

The difference between grain Alcohol and vodka is that vodka is more diluted and charcoal filtered whereas grain alcohol is a high-proof alcoholic drink that should not be mixed drinks of any quality or used for cocktails.

States you can buy Everclear 190

It is legal to buy Everclear in 36 States in America meaning it is currently illegal to buy it in 14 states. Everclear 190 is illegal in the following States:

  1. California,
  2. Hawaii, 
  3. Florida,
  4. Michigan, 
  5. Massachusetts,
  6. Maine,
  7. Iowa,
  8. North Carolina,
  9. Ohio,
  10. Washington,
  11. New York,
  12. Minnesota,
  13. New Hampshire, and
  14. Nevada.

The challenge is that you can’t take the drink straight. There is a risk of abuse leading to accidents and serious injuries. Some people who take the drink mix a very small amount of Everclear 190 with fruit juice or soda.

Everclear 190 product description

FeatureEverclear 190 Description
CategoryStrong grain alcohol
Size750ml, 1 liter, and 1.75-liter bottles
Proof190 proof ( 95% ABV)
Calories285 calories per standard shot (1.5 oz.)
OriginSt. Louis, Missouri
DistilleryLuxco Distilling Company in St. Louis, MO
Spirit styleNeutral spirit, 
TasteTasteless. It is more, or like tasting rubbing alcohol
Color Clear
Serving EverclearShould not be taken straight or even with a mixer
IngredientsCorn, sugar, yeast, and water.


We have explored together the alcohol content and other features of Everclear 190 and 151. This has helped us understand how to take the distilled grain liqueur and thus enjoy your moments.

We have seen that Everclear 190 has 95% alcohol content by volume which is 190 proof. The other variant of Everclear, which is Everclear 151 contains 75.5% alcohol content by volume (151 proof).

We have also checked some cocktail recipes for your enjoyment in addition to checking even the calorie output per shot of Everclear.