Introducing the beverage curve. 5,000 alcoholic beverages are plotted according to how much they cost (x-axis), and how many shot-equivalents of alcohol they contain, per-dollar (y-axis). Beverages at the upper-left of the curve are highly cost-effective, while those at the lower-right are less so. For more, see the related blog post »

SOURCE: Analysis based on data from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, totalwine.com, beeradvocate.com and winefolly.com