Calories in Cocktails

calories in cocktailsAfter a night of indulging in fabulous cocktails, you’ll not only wake up the morning after with photo-sensitivity and a headache, you’ll also wake up fatter.

Why? I hear you ask. Well, the average serving of 94-proof alcohol contains about 115 calories – and that’s before the mixers have been added. Some cocktails contain more calories than a Big Mac. Most gym aficionados wouldn’t be caught dead in a McDonald’s, but would happily down more calories in a single glass of drink than found in a small meal (click to see the most calorie laden cocktails). Although the occasional cocktail is unlikely to damage any efforts you are making to maintain or lose weight, it will, if you are treating yourself regularly. If you’re drinking super-caloric cocktails, which essentially are desserts in disguise, even exercise may be unable to keep the number on the scales from creeping upwards.

Because a cocktail tastes precariously light, fruity and non-alcoholic, doesn’t mean it is any of those things. On the contrary. Once you add the vodka, rum, gin or whiskey, which all contain a greater percentage of calories than beer and wine, you’ve got to throw fruit juice, syrups and sodas into the mix. Coca-Cola alone contains 105 calories (per eight fluid ounces) and orange juice 56 calories per serving. The calories just keep stacking up. You’ll do best to avoid choices such as chocolate martinis and hot buttered rum. And, before you think you can skirt round it by drinking fewer cocktails, but with a bigger kick, remember that the higher the proof, the greater the calorie content.

COCKTAIL
Serving Size
Calories
Amaretto Sour
1.7 fl oz
170 cal

Alexander
2.5 fl oz
180 cal

B&B
1 fl oz
79 cal
Bahama Mamma
8 fl oz
300 cal

Black Russian
3 fl oz
250 cal

Bloody Mary
5 fl oz
120 cal

Bourbon Soda
4 fl oz
105 cal

Buttery Nipple
1.5 fl oz
130 cal


Chocolate Martini
6 fl oz
438 cal
Cosmopolitan
4 fl oz
200cal

Cotton Candy
12 fl oz
207 cal

Daiquiri
2.7 fl oz
166 cal
Eggnog with rum
8 fl oz
370 cal

Fussy Navel
4 fl oz
120 cal
Gin Rickey
7 fl oz
115 cal

Gin & Tonic
7.5 fl oz
170 cal

Gin & Diet Tonic
7.5 fl oz
115 cal

Godiva Chocolate Martini
3 fl oz
310 cal
Grasshopper
2.3 fl oz
208 cal

Kahlua Mudslide
9 fl oz

 440 cal
Key Lime Martini
4 fl oz
167 cal

High Ball
8 fl oz
165 cal
Hot buttered rum
8 fl oz
292 cal
Hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps
8 fl oz
380 cal

Hummingbird
5.5 fl oz
374 cal
Jäger bomb
13 fl oz
158 cal

Jell O Shots
1.5 fl oz
90 cal

Long Island Ice Tea
12 fl oz
789 cal

Love Potion
5 fl oz
279 cal

Mai Tai
6 fl oz
350 cal

Malibu Bay Breeze
5.5 fl oz
140 cal

Manhatten
2.5 fl oz
130 cal

Margarita
8 oz
280 cal

Margarita (frozen, strawberry)
5 fl oz
356 cal

Martini
2.5 fl oz
155 cal

Martini, apple
3 fl oz
155 cal

Martini Godiva Chocolate
6 fl oz
438 cal

Melon Ball
7 fl oz
297 cal

Midori Sour
6 fl oz
219 cal
Mimosa
4 fl oz
75 cal

Mint Julep
10 fl oz
215 cal

Mojito
8 fl oz
214 cal

Mudslide
2 fl oz
202 cal

Old Fashioned
4 fl oz
180 cal

Pina Colada
6 fl oz
378 cal
Red Bull (Sugar-Free) & Vodka
1 can + 1 fl oz
74 cal

Red White & Blue
6 fl oz
296 cal

Rum & Coke
10 fl oz
356 cal

Rum & Diet Coke
10 fl oz
115 cal

Screwdriver
7 fl oz
208 cal

Sex on the Beach
2.5 fl oz
143 cal

Singapore Sling
8 fl oz
230 cal

Sloe Gin Fizz
8 fl oz
120 cal
Spiced cider with rum
8 fl oz
150 cal

Strawberry Ice
4.5 fl oz
233 cal

Tequila Sunrise
5.5 fl oz
190 cal

Tom Collins
7.5 fl oz
120 cal

Washington Apple Shot
1 fl oz
53 cal

Water Moccasin
3 fl oz
175 cal

Whiskey Sour
4 fl oz
170 cal

White Russian
5 fl oz
425 cal
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