Header BuddyHeader Title
Teh Drink Irish Car Bomb

A hell of a challenge that goes down smooth.

Know of any density measurements that aren't covered here? Is there a mistake?
Would you like to see measurements of more liquids? Let us know here.

Relative density (also known as specific gravity) is a measure of the density of a material. It is dimensionless, equal to the density of the material divided by the density of water. When layering drinks, a bartender should have a pretty good idea what liquids are heavier than others. No amount of technique will enable Kahlua to float on water (why would you want to?).

The chart below will help you determine how certain liquors will stack up against each other. If you don't know the density of a liquor and can't compare it to one on the list, keep in mind that lower proof often means higher relative density as the extra sugars weigh the liquid down.

Coal
A Tequila Sunrise is a good example of layering tequila, grenadine, and orange juice.
LiquidRelative Density
Southern Comfort0.97
Tuaca0.98
Water1.00
Green Chartreuse1.01
Benedictine1.04
Brandy1.04
Cherry Liquor1.04
Cointreau1.04
Kummel1.04
Peach Liquor (Schnapps)1.04
Peppermint Liquor (Schnapps)1.04
Sloe Gin1.04
Midori Melon Liquor1.05
Rock and Rye1.05
Apricot Brandy1.06
Campari1.06
Blackberry Brandy1.06
Cherry Brandy1.06
Peach Brandy1.06
Sambuca1.06
Yellow Chartreuse1.06
Benedictine D.O.M.1.07
Amaretto di Saranno1.08
Drambui1.08
Frangelico1.08
Orange Curacao1.08
Strawberry1.08
Apricot Liquor1.09
Tia Maria1.09
Triple Sec1.09
Amaretto1.10
Blackberry Liquor1.10
Blue Curacao1.10
Galliano1.11
Cherry Liqueur1.12
Creme de Menthe1.12
Strawberry Liqueur1.12
Coffee Liquor1.13
Parfrait d'Amour1.13
Creme de Banana1.14
Creme de Cacao1.14
Kahlua1.15
Creme de Almond1.16
Creme de Noyaux1.17
Anisette1.18
Creme de Cassis1.18
Grenadine1.18