How Many Calories are in Alcoholic Drinks

Alcohol is full of empty calories. High in carbohydrates and sometimes high in fat (from cream based drinks), alcohol is an easy way to cut from your diet and help your waistline.

A typical cosmopolitan is 150 calories and a pint of beer is 110-200 calories. If you want a killer drink, literally, a pina colada has 300-600 calories in a glass. That is more than a Big Mac! Cream drinks like the pina colada use coconut cream, heavy cream or some other cream.

If you really want to have an adult beverage, go for the lighter options. Vodka with diet coke, gin with low calorie tonic, mint julep or mojito, or lighter beers.

Calories in Wine

WineCalories per glass (5oz)
Alcohol-free Wine37
Rose82
White Table Wine84
Red Table Wine88
Riesling90
Chardonnay90
Cabernet Sauvignon90
Burgundy95
Merlot95
Champagne96
Chianti100
White Port175
Red Port185

Calories in Beer and Cider

Beer and CiderCalories per glass (12oz)
Alcohol-Free Beer88.7
Miller lite (4.2%)96
Coors Light (4.15%)104
Dry Cider109
Bud light (4.2%)110
Light Beer (3% alcohol)113.2
Average Cider114.6
Traditional Cider116.3
Regional Breweries Beer119
Sweet Cider122.4
Regular Beer (4.5% alcohol)139.4
Budweiser (5.0%)145
Corona extra (4.6%)148
Heineken (5%)150
Dark Beer160.5
Special Beer (5.6% alcohol)198.2
Strong Beer (>8% alcohol)198.4

Calories in Hard Liquor

DrinkCalories per glass (1.5oz)
Sherry (dry)48
Sherry (medium)51
Sherry (sweet)57
Southern Comfort70
Drambule80
Whisky105
Gin105
Brandy116
Tia Maria132
Rum (white and brown)136

Calorie values of alcohol are estimates values will vary between different products available


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