Calories in Between the Sheets,
a Mixed Alcohol Drink
Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Calories are for one Between the Sheets as generally served in public:
1/2 fluid ounce of Brandy
1/2 fluid ounce of Rum
1/2 fluid ounce of Triple Sec
1 1/2 fluid ounce of Fresh Lemon Juice
Between the Sheets Calories & Carb Grams
One Between the Sheets contains about 141 calories and 9.8 carb grams.
Caloric Contents of the Mixed Drink: One teaspoon of sugar contains about 18 calories. Lemon juice is often considered as a free food as it contains minimal of calories. One whole small lemon contains a scant 10 calories while one lemonzilla contains only 24 calories.
On the other hand, alcohol is steep in calories. One tiny jigger of rum contains more than 100 calories.
What Does Brandy Go Well With?
Brandy goes well with many other alcohol based spirits as well as foods. It's often added to egg nog amid the holiday season to 'spike' the flavors of the nog.
Brandy can be found in the following drinks and beverages OR paired with the following spirits: Vodka, Sangria, Brandy Alexander, Creme de Cocoa, Gin, Cola and fruit juices such as orange juice, pineapple, lemon and lime. It also compliments foods such as apples, pears, cherries, pineapple and raisins.
Brandy is also often an ingredient in homemade fruit cake amid the holiday season and adds moistness and flavor to the cake. It can also be added to many homemade recipes in place of the required or recommended flavoring extracts.
Keep in mind that while flavoring extracts contain zero calories, alcohol-based beverages are quite hefty in this department.
Lemonade & Brandy Recipe: Opt for maple syrup (the real deal) rather than granulated table sugar. Add a small amount of brandy.
Brandy as a Health Tonic & Wellness Remedy
Health researchers have indicated that brandy can be beneficial in wellness and health when consumed in moderation. It's key to use only the highest quality of brandy for the best results.
The antioxidants contained in brandy are the gift of copper used amid the distilling process.
A small shot of brandy may be beneficial for some individuals in soothing coughs.
Again - the key is moderation as too much alcohol in the bloodstream can cause an adverse health effect and may cause significant damage to vital organs such as the liver.
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