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How Much Champagne to Get Drunk?

Charl Joost
Last Updated: February 17th, 2023

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The question, “how much champagne to get drunk’, has both a simple and lengthier answer that depends on varios factors. On average, it will take the average man, weighing 160 pounds (lbs.), 4 standard drinks of champagne to achieve a blood alcohol content of 0.08% which is classified as legally drunk.

This amount of champagne must be drunk over a 1-to-2-hour period as your liver will begin breaking down the alcohol as soon as it encounters the alcohol in your bloodstream. Other factors can affect the amount of champagne required to get drunk, including your gender, body weight, and natural tolerance to alcohol.

How Much Champagne to Get Drunk?

Can a glass of champagne get you drunk?

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Champagne tends to have an alcohol content of 11% to 13% (22 to 26 proof) which means it can take as little as 2 standard servings of champagne to get you drunk.

Is champagne stronger than beer?

Beer has average alcohol by volume (ABV) of 3% to 55% (6 to 110 proof) depending on the brand and whether it is home-brewed, craft beer, or from a tap.

Champagne, by comparison, has an average ABV of 12% (24 proof). Therefore, depending on the champagne or beer you are comparing, either one could be stronger than the other.

What are the different types of champagne?

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Champagne can come in 7 main varieties. Brut Nature and Extra Brut are dry with little sweetness while the Brut variety is slightly less dry in comparison. Extra dry is sweeter than brut and contains more sugar, with approximately 12 to 17 grams per liter.

Seco and Demi-Seco are sweet champagnes with higher levels of sugar (17 to 32 grams and 32 to 50 grams respectively). Finally, Dulce is the sweetest champagne available with roughly 50 grams of sugar per liter.

How much champagne is in a serving?

A standard serving of champagne is approximately 5 US fluid ounces (150 milliliters). This means that in a 750 ml bottle of champagne, there are 5 full servings of champagne. This can be seen by dividing 750 by 150 to get 5.

How many shots are in a bottle of champagne?

The standard shot size is 1.5 US fluid ounces while a bottle of champagne containing 750 ml is equivalent to approximately 25,36 US fluid ounces. This means that there are roughly 17 (16,9) shots in a bottle of champagne.

Is beer or champagne healthier?

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Depending on the type of alcohol you are consuming, different ones may be classified as ‘healthier’ in terms of calories than others.

Champagne tends to have between 65 and 95 calories per serving versus beer which has between 150 and 200 calories. Therefore, in this case, champagne is ‘healthier’ than beer.

Why does champagne get you drunk quickly?

Although champagne has a somewhat low alcohol content (12% on average) than other alcoholic beverages, the bubbles are a big factor in making you intoxicated.

The bubbles help the champagne to absorb into your bloodstream quicker than a flat drink would so you will feel the ‘high’ of the alcohol quicker as well as the downing effects that will make you sleepy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does champagne make you feel?

Champagne can make you happier compared to other types of alcohol. While many alcoholic beverages are depressants that alter the serotonin and dopamine in your brain, champagne often leaves drinkers feeling happy and positive.

After drinking 1 or 2 glasses of champagne, you may become less aggressive and more social.

Can drinking champagne make you gain weight?

While it has fewer calories than many other alcoholic beverages (with an average of 65 to 95 calories), you are consuming empty calories in place of food.

Therefore, there is less nutritional value and more calories than you would consume had you not drunk the champagne.

What alcohol has less of an effect on your body?

champagne effect

Alcohols that are clear like tequila, vodka, and gin tend to have fewer calories and sugar than other types of alcohol. This makes it easier for your body to metabolize the alcohol and can have less of an effect than a higher-calorie beverage.


The answer to the question, “how much champagne to get drunk”, can be simple. On average, an adult male weighing 160lbs will need to consume 4 standard drinks of champagne to become legally intoxicated. Legally intoxicated is used when an individual has a blood alcohol content of 0.08%.

This is affected by how quickly your liver begins breaking down alcohol and other factors. An adult male who has a weight of 160lbs and a good tolerance to alcohol will need to consume more than an adult female with a body weight of 120lbs who naturally gets tipsy quickly. These factors all affect your tolerance differently.

About The Author

Charl Joost

Charl is a trainer, public speaker, and professional writer. While he has been coached to niche down, he has many passions. These include golf, gardening, technology, and a decent cup of coffee or two. Charl loves to learn about new products and tries everything he writes about.

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