The calories in alcoholic beverages

Calories can really add up when you’re consuming them in liquid form. Find out how many calories are in these 11 common drinks

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Beware empty calories

Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram, compared with 4 calories per gram of protein or carbohydrate and 9 calories per gram of fat. Some wines provide small amounts of iron and potassium, and beer contains niacin, vitamins B6, chromium and phosphorus. But to benefit from the nutrients in these beverages, you would have to consume much more than the recommended limit of two drinks per day for a man or one for a woman. Each beverage that follows provide about 15 mL of ethanol, the usual definition of a drink. (Note that the calorie amounts for beer and wine vary depending on the type.)

 

Did you know? The average Canadian adult gets 21 percent of their total daily calories from beverages!

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red wine

Dry wine

Alcohol volume: 10-14%
Serving size: 120 mL
Calories: 90

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party drink wine cooler

Wine cooler

Alcohol volume: 3.5-6%
Serving size: 355 mL
Calories: 220

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Beer

Regular beer

Alcohol volume: 3-5%
Serving size: 355 mL
Calories: 150

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beer

Light beer

Alcohol volume: 3-5%
Serving size: 355 mL
Calories: 100

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bloody caesar cocktail alcohol

Bloody Caesar

Alcohol volume: 12 %
Serving size: 150 mL
Calories: 156

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gin and tonic cocktail alcohol

Gin & tonic

Alcohol volume: 9%
Serving size: 220 mL
Calories: 171

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manhattan alcohol cocktail

Manhattan

Alcohol volume: 37%
Serving size: 60 mL
Calories: 128

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martinis

Martini

Alcohol volume: 38%
Serving size: 75 mL
Calories: 156

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Piña Colada

Piña Colada

Alcohol volume: 12%
Serving size: 130 mL
Calories: 262

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screwdriver orange juice cocktail

Screwdriver

Alcohol volume: 8%
Serving size: 200 mL
Calories: 174

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tequila sunrise cocktail alcohol

Tequila sunrise

Alcohol volume: 14%
Serving size: 160 mL
Calories: 189