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 simple calculator to help you reach the proper strength. 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.

The one above is the classic calculator that has been on the site for roughly a decade. So if you’re the “ain’t broke, don’t fix it type” then stick to that one (although I have almost constantly had to fix that calculator…). The one below is a new and improved experimental version that also attempts to balance the sweetness using a Brix formula. I’m still verifying that it works the way I’d like, so use it at your own risk…

There is also one missing that used to be here, which is the freezing point calculator. I’m still working on what to do with that one.

[…] The next step is to make a simple syrup (sugar water). Most cocktail simple syrups are usually 1 part sugar and 1 part water. The sweetness of simple syrup and the amount added can greatly impact the end result. For this project I used a 2:1 ratio for my simple syrup. I used 3.5 cups sugar and 7 cups water. After cooling this yielded about 2 liters of simple syrup, which I mixed with 700ml of filtered extract (I lost about 50ml in the Brita filters, coffee filters, and random drips and spills). I was aiming to make about five 500ml bottles of 60-70 proof final product. Also, I used this Limoncello Calculator. […]

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