Alcohol Density Chart

If you want to layer different alcohol types, you have to remember to have the heaviest spirit at the bottom and then work your way up. If you don’t remember this, all the layers will mix in the glass, destroying the effect. Below you will find an alcohol density chart of some of the most common known spirit’s density. The bigger the difference is between two types of alcohol, the easier it will be for you to layer them.

A rule of thumb is, that the lower the percentage of alcohol, the more sugar is still in the fluid = heavier liquid

NameDensity
Grenadine1.18
Creme de Cassis1.18
Anisette1.175
Crème de Noyaux1.165
Creme de Almond1.16
Kahlua1.15
Creme de Banana1.14
Creme de Cacao1.14
White Crème de Cacao1.14
Coffee Liquor1.13
Parfrait d’Amour1.13
Cherry liqueur1.12
Green Crème de Menthe1.12
Strawberry liqueur1.12
White Crème de Menthe1.12
Blue Curacao1.11
Galliano1.11
Amaretto1.10
Blackberry Liquor1.10
Apricot Liquor1.09
Tia Maria1.09
Triple sec1.09
Drambuie1.08
Frangelico1.08
Orange Curacao1.08
Campari1.06
Apricot brandy1.06
Blackberry brandy1.06
Cherry brandy1.06
Peach brandy1.06
Yellow Chartreuse1.06
Bailey’s Irish Cream1.057
Midori Melon Liquor1.05
Rock and Rye1.05
Benedictine1.04
Brandy1.04
Cherry Liquor1.04
Cointreau1.04
Kummel1.04
Peach liqueur1.04
Peppermint schnapps1.04
Sloe gin1.04
Tonic Water, Indian Tonic Water1.031
Green Chartreuse1.01
Water1.00
Tuaca0.98
Southern Comfort0.97
Vodka (40%)0.916
Absinthe0.89
Everclear (75%)0.84
Everclear (95%)0.80
Alcohol, pure (ethanol)0.789

(Alcohol density chart, courtesy of various sources)