June 03, 2015
How Many Calories Are in Your Favourite Cocktails?
The sun is out, it's patio season and drinks are ready to be poured. So - just how much damage are your favourite alcoholic beverages doing to your diet?
One of the most diet friendly, white wine has 120 calories, 0 grams carbs, 0 grams protein and 0 grams fat.
In one serving of red wine (roughly five ounces), there are 102 calories, 5 grams carbs, 0 grams fat and 0 grams protein.
One glass of moscato contains 160 calories, 20 grams carbs (17 grams sugar), 0 grams protein and 0 grams fat.
On average, contains 102 calories, 5 grams carbs, 0 fat, 0 protein
Pale Ale Beer
One 12 oz bottle, on average, contains 175 calories, 14.1 grams carbs, 1.6 grams protein and 0 grams fat.
On average, a bottle of lager contains 128 calories, 10 grams carbs and 1.4 grams protein.
On average, wheat beer contains 165 calories, 16 grams carbs and 2 grams protein.
A pint of Guinness beer contains 170 calories, 6 grams carbs, 0 grams protein and 0 grams fat.
On average, hard cider contains 210 calories, 30 grams carbs (24 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, and 0 grams fat. That sugar count is pretty high - but it can be naturally from fruits. Make sure to check the labels for artificial sweeteners.
One martini-glass-sized Cosmo (about a 1/2 cup) contains 100 calories, 23.9 grams carbs (with 22 g sugar!), 0.5 grams protein and 0 grams fat. Triple sec—a syrup made from pure sugar—and the cranberry juice are responsible both for that delicious flavor as well as the high sugar count
One serving of a classic mojito contains 242 calories, 40 grams carbs (37 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, and 0 grams fat.
One martini contains 70 calories, 17 grams carbs (17 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat. This one tops the low-cal list thanks to being just vermouth and gin with no extra mixes, flavorings, or extras. (Although you can double that if you eat the olive garnish!)
A 12 oz regular margarita, made with a mixer, on the rocks contains 174 calories, 19 grams carbs (17 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat.
Bourbon Old Fashioned
An four-ounce bourbon Old Fashioned contains 100 calories, 0 grams carbs (15 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, 0 grams fat
Long Island Iced Tea
One 15-ounce serving contains a whopping 454 calories, 62 grams carbs (61 grams sugar), 0 grams protein and 0 grams fat. If those calories surprise you based on how healthy you know tea to be, consider this: All the vodka, gin, rum and tequila add up empty calories, but the triple sec and cola drown this drink in a sugary syrup. And there's not even any real tea!
One eight-ounce pina colada contains 300 calories, 50 grams carbs (43 grams sugar), 0 grams protein and 0 grams fat. The pineapple-coconut mixer that gives it that characteristic beach flavor is also what jacks up the calorie count. By making your own with light pineapple juice and real coconut cream, you can cut this number in half.
A six-ounce Moscow Mule contains 120 calories, 15 grams carbs (13 grams sugar), 0 grams protein, and 0 grams fat.
One 1.5-ounce vodka cranberry contains just 95 calories, 2 grams carbs (0 from sugar), and 0 grams protein.
Gin and Tonic
One six-ounce gin and tonic contains 143 calories, 14 grams carbs (13 grams sugar), 0 grams protein and 0 grams fat. Want to cut down that sugar count? Opt for a gin and soda water—tonic has as much sugar as a soda!