Alcohol and Liquid Calories

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Remember all calories count! Since there is no nutritional label on your alcoholic beverage you might not think about the calories you are ingesting. These calories can add up over time even if you are only having a couple of beers or glasses of wine each week.

Wine (6oz glass) = 120 calories

Light beer (12 oz) = 100 calories

Regular beer (12 oz) = 150 calories

Wine cooler (12 oz) = 225 calories

Liquor, 80 proof (1.5 oz) = 100 calories

If you are having a mixed drink you also need to calculate what you’re combining your alcohol with.

Small pina colada (5 oz) = 245 calories

Margarita = 157 calories

Long island iced tea = 230 calories

These are estimates since every bartender mixes drinks a little different and portion sizes may vary. Remember alcohol does have some heart healthy benefits but in moderation: women one glass per day, men no more than two glasses per day. Cheers!!

4 Responses to Alcohol and Liquid Calories

  1. Brian says:

    I’ve been really curious about the nutritional content of various alcohols for a while now but never took the time to research it. This is a good starting point; thanks for posting this.

    Interesting about the liquor being 100 calories; I always thought this number would be lower; do you know if this changes much depending on the type of liquor?

  2. Hampers says:

    Thanks for sharing the information on Alcohol and Liquid Calories. It was nice going through it. Keep it up the good work.

  3. Hampers says:

    Thanks for sharing the information on Alcohol and Liquid Calories. It was nice going through it. Keep it up the good work. Cheers🙂

  4. Chlorella says:

    There is a reason why people drink to become intoxicated. Aside, from alcohol having ’empty calories,’ it also introduces toxins into the body. It is important to treat you body well.

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