The Specific Gravity of Alcohol

Are you having problems layering shooters? This table should help you on your quest to become competent at layering different alcohol's. Each alcohol has its own weight, or Specific Gravity Value. These values tell you in what order that you should pour them. As described in the layering section, you must pour the heaviest liquors first, or the liquors with the largest value. 0.97 would be the lightest in the table and 1.18 would be the heaviest.

Alcohol Type

Specific Gravity Value

Southern Comfort 0.97
Tuaca 0.98
Green Chartreuse 1.01
Cointreau 1.04
Peach Liquor 1.04
Sloe Gin 1.04
Peppermint Schnapps 1.04
Benedictine & Brandy 1.04
Cherry Liquor 1.04
Midori Melon Liquor 1.05
Fruit Flavoured Brandies 1.06
Campari 1.06
Yellow Chartreuse 1.06
Benedictine D.O.M. 1.07
Strawberry 1.08
Drambui 1.08
Frangelico 1.08
Amaretto di Saranno 1.08
Tia Maria 1.09
Apricot Liquor 1.09
Blackberry Liquor 1.10
Blue Curacao 1.10
Galliano 1.11
Creme de Menthe 1.12
Coffee Liquor 1.13
Creme de Banana 1.14
Creme de Cacao 1.14
Kahlua 1.14
Creme de Almond 1.16
Creme de Noyaux 1.16
Anisette 1.18
Grenadine 1.18
Creme de Cassis 1.18

Source: Staff Writers