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Calories in Cocktails

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After 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 having inadvertently consumed a ton of calories.

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 double cheeseburger. In fact, you could be downing 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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