There ARE Calories in Alcohol!
Use the alcohol nutrition facts below to get to know the calories in alcohol, including the calories in beer, calories in wine and the calories in mixed drinks.
|Alcohol Nutrition Facts|
|Alcoholic Beverage ||Standard Serving ||Calories |
|Champagne || 5 oz. ||85 |
|Wine ||6 oz. ||120 |
|Light beer ||12 oz. ||100 |
|Regular beer ||12 oz. ||150 |
|Liquor, 80 proof ||1 1/2 oz. ||100 |
|Liquor, 100 proof ||1 1/2 oz. ||125 |
|Wine cooler ||12 oz. ||200 |
(See more info on beer calories and a more extensive list of wine calories.)
If you drink mixed beverages, whatever you mix spirits with may have calories too:
|Mixer ||Amount ||Calories |
|Club soda ||Any ||0 |
|Seltzer ||Any ||0 |
|Tomato juice ||4 oz. ||20 |
|Bloody Mary Mix ||4 oz. ||25 |
|OJ ||4 oz. ||60 |
|Cream ||1/4 cup ||80 |
|Cranberry juice ||4 oz. ||70 |
|Ginger ale ||8 oz. ||80 |
|Tonic ||8 oz. ||80 |
|Regular cola ||8 oz. ||100 |
More Alcohol Nutrition Facts:
|Name of Drink ||Calories |
|Bloody Mary ||120 |
|Long Island Iced Tea (diet) ||130 |
|Long Island Iced Tea (regular) ||230 |
|Manhattan ||130 |
|Martini ||160 |
|Chocolate Martini ||440 |
|Pina Colada ||245 |
|Daiquiri ||145 |
|Margarita ||170 |
|B52 (3 oz.) ||210 |
|Wine Coolers ||210-275 (depending on flavor) |
|Mai-tai ||260 |
|White Russian (4 oz.) ||290 |
Note: The calories for the drinks above are based on "standard" recipes. Every bartender is different, and drinks are often made bigger than what's considered standard. Calories may therefore be higher.
Don't see your favorite cocktail here? Go to Calorie King to look up more calories in alcohol.
Calories in Alcohol and Weight Loss
One of the most common weight loss mistakes I see is not taking into account alcohol calories.
When it comes to weight management calories matter. All calories...both solid and liquid.
Alcohol itself isn't necessarily something "bad" that must be avoided. In fact, when it comes to weight loss...
...there are no "bad" foods or beverages...only bad patterns.
So even if you "only" drink "a couple glasses of wine a few days a week," that pattern is really the equivalent of 1 1/2 bottles/week. That's 78 bottles/year or the calorie equivalent of 12 pounds!
Kind of like compound interest...it adds up over time.
In addition, alcohol calories are a double whammy.
So if you enjoy alcoholic beverages more often than "only at weddings," make sure you're familiar with how the calories in alcohol stack up!
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