These alcohol shots are so strong, they are flammable! If you are not disturbed enough by that fact, these alcohol drinks are also banned and considered as illegal in many different countries and there are numerous cases (especially in college campuses) when they proved to be fatal to drinkers. Some of these drinks are imported from different countries known to produce potent drinks like Poland, Jamaica, Czech Republic, and Scotland, while others are made in United States. The strongest one, which was recently legalized in United States, is the Polish Spirytus Vodka with an alcohol content of 96% and 196 proof! Find out more in this collection of 10 Strongest Alcohol Shots!
Grappa is an Italian word which literally translate to "grape stalk". It is a grape-based pomace brandy with an alcohol content of 35-60 percent by volume and about 70 to 120 US proof. This fragrant alcohol is made by distilling pomace, which is the grape residue, like discarded skin, seeds, and its stalk. In Italy, it is commonly served as an after-meal refreshment to aid digestion. The process in making this drink is very delicate because it may contain wood alcohol, which is toxic, if not properly produced.
9- Sierra Silver Tequila
Popularly known as the "Rock that bites" and the "Heart of Mexico", the Sierra Silver Tequila is also one of the strongest alcohol shots. This Mexican drink is produced from Blue agave with a slight peppery taste and distinctive fruit flavors. It has an alcohol content of 38 percent and a strong 150 proof - just enough for a mildly chilli, crystal clear tequila shot. Enjoy it with a lemon slice!
8- Bacardi 151
One of the most popular and strongest alcohol drink, the Bacardi 151 has an alcohol content of 75.5 percent and a proof of 151. It is commonly used for cocktail parties and has been known to many as a "party juice". But do not be deceived by its reputation because many flaming drinks are made by using this rum. Because of its high volatility, the bottle is even designed with a flame arrester on its mouth.
7- John Crow Batty Rum
A very popular Jamaican drink, the John Crow Batty rum has an alcohol content of 80 percent and a proof of more than 160. Why the name? It's name is based from the legendary John Crow Batty which is said to be stronger than the stomach acids of the John Crow vultures, which we all know feeds on decaying or rotting meat. This white rum was made as the Jamaican's version of the moonshine.
Made in Czech Republic, the Absinthe has an alcohol content of 45 to 74 percent with a proof of over 179. It is also referred to as the Green Fairy, which is characterized by anise flavors. This potent drink is made from various herbs, with flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium as its main ingredient. It was popularized during the 19th century among the artistic communities in France. Because of its potency, it has been banned in many countries and was only legally allowed to be sold in US market in 2007. It is usually prepared by diluting the alcohol with water poured over a cube of sugar.
5- Balkan 176 Vodka
Commonly, vodkas produced in countries like Russia, Poland, Latvia, and Finland have are strong alcohol drinks with an alcohol content of 38-50 percent with 76-100 proof. One of the strongest kind is the Balkan Vodka in Bulgaria with an alcohol content of 88 percent by volume and proof of 176. Although not yet available in the US, it is a popular drink in South America.
4- Bruichladdich X4 Quadrupled Whiskey
A very famous strong drink imported from Scotland, the Bruichladdich X4 Quadrupled Whiskey has an alcohol content of 92 percent and a blazing proof of 184! This potent drink is considered as the most alcoholic single malt that is ever produced. It is produced through quadruple distilling, which is an old method first introduced during the 17th century. Then, it is aged in new oak casks in order to produce a deeper flavor.
3- Golden Grain
Truly one of the golden alcohol shots, the Golden Grain has an alcohol content of 95 percent and a whopping proof of 190! Made in United States, from the same company that created the Everclear, this potent drink is still considered illegal in many countries. Commonly, this neutral grain spirit is used in shots named as "The Screaming Purple Jesus" and "Instant Death".
In 1979, the Everclear was named as the Most Alcoholic Drink in the Guinness Book of World Records, with an alcohol content of 95 percent and proof of 190! This crystal clear vodka is very dangerous when drunk straight, but is perfect for mixing with less potent drinks. Currently, it is still banned in many states in US and Canada, although a law has been recently passed legalizing its entry in the market. Because it is flavorless and odorless, it is a perfect ingredient for cocktails.
1- Spirytus Vodka
Currently, the strongest liquor in the market is the Polish Spirytus Vodka with an alcohol content of 96 percent and a proof of 192! This drink is so potent that it was only recently allowed to be sold in market by the New York State Liquor Authority. A certain sampler characterized this drink in the New York Post as "It's like getting punched in the solar plexus.", while another commented that it is "incredibly sharp. It takes your breath away."