How Many Calories Are In That Drink?
How Many Calories Are in That Drink?
Ultra Light Beer
Low cal but low alcohol. If you are looking to take the edge off, it might take a few of these.
(3 ounces club soda, 3 ounces wine)
A smart, delicate sip for moderate drinking.
Bubbles make for a lighter and brighter sip. Flutes are smaller than wineglasses, so you'll be less likely to overpour.
Scotch on the Rocks
Clean, simple, stiff. No mixer here—which is where a lot of calories hide.
Although there's no governmental standard for "light" beer, calories must be listed to make the claim. Most have 100 to 120.
Gin & Tonic
(2 ounces tonic, 1.5 ounces gin)
Tonic is no different from a soda—a teaspoon of sugar in about 2 ounces. Same as bourbon and cola.
Equal calories for red, white, and rosé.
(12 ounces, 5% alcohol)
Calories come from alcohol (7 per gram) and carbs (4 per gram). A higher alcohol content = more calories.
(3 ounces vodka, ½ ounce vermouth)
Martini glasses may hold 5 to 6 ounces. Making it dirty adds 450mg sodium per ½ ounce olive juice.
(2 ounces vodka, 1 ounce coffee liqueur, 1 ounce half-and-half)
The liqueur has 12g of sugar per ounce—the amount in about a tablespoon.
When wine meets brandy, juice, fruit, and sugar, calories add up.
(the frozen 8-ounce happy hour pour)
More than 50% of these lime-coated calories come from sugar.
Higher alcohol (8% to 10%) means more calories. Be aware that pints are 16 ounces, not 12, like the typical can or bottle.
(12 ounces frozen)
Rich cream of coconut adds 8g sat fat, while rum and sugar-filled juice spike calories.