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Calorie count - Alcoholic beverages

Alcoholic drinks, like many other drinks, contain calories that can add up quickly. Going out for a couple of drinks can add 500 calories, or more, to your daily intake. Most alcoholic drinks have little to no nutritional value. If you are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, you will want to watch how much you drink. Cocktails mixed with soda, juice, cream, or ice cream can have especially high calorie counts. If you find you are having trouble cutting back on alcohol, talk with your health care provider.

Here is a list of some popular alcoholic beverages, their serving sizes, and the number of calories in each.

Calorie count - alcoholic beverages
BEVERAGESERVING SIZECALORIES
Beer
Beer (light)12 oz (355 ml) 103
Beer (regular)12 oz (355 ml) 153
Beer (higher alcohol, craft beers)12 oz (355 ml) 170 to 350
Distilled Alcohol
Gin (80 proof)1.5 oz (45 ml)97
Gin (94 proof)1.5 oz (45 ml)116
Rum (80 proof)1.5 oz (45 ml)197
Rum (94 proof)1.5 oz (45 ml)116
Vodka (80 proof)1.5 oz (45 ml)97
Vodka (94 proof)1.5 oz (45 ml)116
Whiskey (80 proof)1.5 oz (45 ml)97
Whiskey (94 proof)1.5 oz (45 ml)116
Liqueurs
Coffee liqueur1.5 oz (45 ml)160
Coffee liqueur with cream1.5 oz (45 ml)154
Crème de menthe1.5 oz (45 ml)186
Mixed Drinks
Bloody Mary4.6 oz (136 ml) 120
Chocolate martini2.5 oz (74 ml)4188
Cosmopolitan2.75 oz (81 ml)146
Daiquiri2.7 oz (80 ml) 137
Highball8 oz (235 ml)110
Hot buttered rum8 oz (235 ml)292
Mai Tai4.9 oz (145 ml)306
Margarita4 oz (120 ml)168
Mimosa4 oz (120 ml)75
Mint Julep4.5 oz (135 ml)165
Mojito6 oz (177 ml)143
Pina colada6.8 oz (200 ml)526
Rum and Coke8 oz (235 ml) 185
Rum and Diet Coke8 oz (235 ml)100
Tequila sunrise6.8 oz (200 ml)232
Vodka and tonic7 oz (207 ml)189
Whiskey sour3 oz (89 ml)125
White Russian8 oz (235 ml)568
Wine
White table wine5 oz (145 ml)128
Gewurztraminer5 oz (145 ml)128
Muscat5 oz (145 ml)129
Riesling5 oz (145 ml)129
Chenin Blanc5 oz (145 ml)129
Chardonnay5 oz (145 ml)128
Sauvignon Blanc5 oz (145 ml)128
Fume Blanc5 oz (145 ml)128
Pinot Grigio5 oz (145 ml)128
Dry dessert wine3.5 oz (90 ml)157
Red table wine5 oz (145 ml) 125
Petite Sirah5 oz (145 ml)125
Merlot5 oz (145 ml)122
Cabernet Sauvignon5 oz (145 ml)122
Red Zinfandel5 oz (145 ml) 129
Burgundy5 oz (145 ml)122
Pinot Noir5 oz (145 ml)121
Claret5 oz (145 ml)122
Syrah5 oz (145 ml)122
Red dessert wine3.5 oz (90 ml)165

Alternative Names

Weight loss - calorie count - alcoholic beverages; Overweight - calorie count - alcoholic beverages; Obesity - calorie count - alcoholic beverages

References

Nielsen SJ, Kit BK, Fakhouri T, Ogden CL. Calories consumed from alcoholic beverages by US adults, 2007-2010. NCHS Data Brief. 2012;(110):1-8. PMID: 23384768 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23384768.

United States Department of Agriculture. National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Updated March 25, 2015. ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods. Accessed May 5, 2016.

US Department of Agriculture. Nutrition and your health: Table E-3. Estimated caloric content of alcoholic beverages. health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/report/HTML/table_e3.htm. Accessed May 5, 2016.

Review Date 4/25/2016

Updated by: Emily Wax, RD, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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