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Is ethanol used in alcoholic drinks?

Is ethanol used in alcoholic drinks?

Ethanol and water are the main components of most alcoholic beverages, although in some very sweet liqueurs the sugar content can be higher than the ethanol content. Ethanol (CAS Reg. 64–17–5) is present in alcoholic beverages as a consequence of the fermentation of carbohydrates with yeast.

Is ethanol alcohol safe to drink?

The only type of alcohol that humans can safely drink is ethanol. Drinking even a small amount of methanol or rubbing alcohol can be fatal. Ethanol (or ethyl alcohol) is the type of alcohol that over two billion people drink every day.