How long does it take for alcohol to be metabolized by the liver?
The rate that the liver can burn up the alcohol is 1/2 ounce per hour.
Alcohol is metabolized by a healthy liver at the rate of approximately 1/3 ounce of pure alcohol per hour. Therefore, if one ingests 10 "standard" drinks* at 0.6 ounces of pure alcohol each, it will take 15-18 hours for the alcohol to leave the system, and about 7 days to clear the metabolites detected by an EGT test. *Most drinks have more alcohol than the "standard."