Formula for calculating dilution

How much spirit of a given strength shall be used in order to obtain, for a given volume of liqueur with a lower given strength?

Required alcohol strength x volume required _ Alcoholcontent (%) of the strong alcohol

_ how many cl strong alcohol we need

Example: We have spirit at 60% and wish to make a 75 cl liqueur of 25% alcoholcontent: 25 x 75 _ 31

60 We must use 31 cl of spirit.

Begin with the spirit, add the essence, sugar and water. When a volume of 75 cl is reached the required alcoholic strength will be correct.

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