Rectified spirit is a very powerful stimulant. The formula of rectified spirit is C2H5OH.
Ethanol of about 95 per cent purity is known as rectified spirit. Rectified spirit is the continuous boiling point mixture which ethanol forms with water, and usually contains 95.6 per cent of ethanol. Ethanol is manufactured from raw materials such as molasses, a byproduct of the sugar industry, starch from corn in the case of alcoholic beverages or other sugary fruits.