Limoncello Alcohol Content Calculator: Find the Perfect Balance

Limoncello Alcohol Proof/Percentage Calculator

I get a lot of questions about how to dilute limoncello to a certain proof, or alcohol percentage. So I created this calculator to help you reach the proper strength. This is actually at least the third iteration of this calculator that I have published over the years.

The top portion of the calculator labels say ML but it works the same regardless of the measurement used. So if you enter your quantities in liters, the answer will be in liters as well. This calculator is useful for dilution of any homemade liqueur, not just limoncello.

For the bottom portion, the ML does matter because of the Brix/sweetness calculation. This new version also has limiters in it, so if you’re trying to do something impossible it stops you.

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