The strongest alcoholic beverages in the world

If you like a strong tipple, then the strongest alcoholic drinks in the world might sound appealing. Be warned, however! Don’t overdo it! Else, you will be sorry, no doubt.


Considered the world’s strongest alcoholic drink, Everclear is a grain spirit. It can contain 95 % or 190 proof of alcohol. Everclear is manufactured and sold by the American spirit company, Luxco. It’s truly colourless, odourless and tasteless.

Devil Springs Vodka

This is a wonderful spirit for flaming cocktails.  Devil Springs Vodka is bottled at 80% ABV or 160 Proof and therefore best consumed in a cocktail with juices or ginger ale. Best not to down this potent spirit as shots.


Also known as a green fairy, Absinthe has a bad reputation because of its so-called hallucinogenic effects. Made with wormwood bark or Artemisia Absenthium, Absinthes come in 90 Proof (45% ABV) to 170 Proof (85% ABV). Some consider the drink as a source of creative inspiration. In the early 1900s, Absinthe got banned from society, because a Swiss man murdered his wife and two daughters in a drunken rage. The trial placed absinthe in the spotlight. The crime was added to the narrative of the Temperance Movement, which advocated a ban on absinthe. By the early 1900s, the spirit was banned in most of Europe and the United States. The ban persisted for over a hundred years.