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Calories in Alcohol & Mixed Drinks

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Drinking in Excess Equals Excess Pounds

There are a lot of Americans who just don't know when to stop hitting the spirits.

And it's maddening to see family members drink their life away, going to an early grave many years before they should have; we've seen that in our family far too many times - so we do have a bias against spirits - specifically in abusing them as well as tempting them should alcoholism run in the genes.

If they do - then you're playing with a live rattlesnake.

Some individuals drink until they stink to high heaven, wallowing in their own stench and vomit.

Yes, this is pretty graphic - but drinking has become the 'in-thing' in the modern day world with more and more individuals adding alcohol to their daily routine as a relaxing method of unwinding.

Doing such on a daily basis is a good indication or signal that trouble may be ahead in the form of an addition. As with most habit forming substances, the individual may not recognize that they are quickly making their favorite 'something or another' a habit.

If you find that you are getting tipsy from drinking, then you're over-indulging. It's time to sit back, take a good long look in the mirror and re-evaluate your friendship with any habit forming brew.

And when it comes to abusing alcohol, it's a very sad situation, particularly for the liver. It's also a sure-fire method for putting on unwanted pounds. Just look at the caloric content of common alcoholic mixed drinks in our data chart below.

Health Benefits of Alcohol Blown Out of Proportion

While a glass of red wine may provide heart healthy benefits for the body, the caveat is 'in moderation'. Actually, pure grape juice will provide the like-benefits without the need of running alcohol through the liver.

Calories in Mixed Drinks

Calories are for ONE DRINK as generally served in public.

Drink

Kcals

Drink

Kcals

Daiquiri

125

Gibson

207

Dubonnet Cocktail

173

Gimlet

110

French 75 

170

Gin & Bitter Lemon

181

Gin Fizz

130

Madras

123

Gin Rickey

104

Screwdriver

181

Old Fashioned

156

Sherry Flip

195

Planter's Punch

184

Side Car

225

Kir

121

Silver Bullet

210

Sangria

225

Singapore Sling

241

Mimosa

137

Tom & Jerry

252

Mint Julep

115

Vodka Martini

210

Whiskey Sour 

136

Rob Roy

194

Zombie

254

Gin & Tonic

175

Tequila Sunrise

219

Golden Dream

269

Toasted Almond

286

Golden Cadillac

250

Tom Collins

169

Grasshopper

255

Harvey Wallbanger

258

Mai Tai

310

Hot Buttered Rum

158

Manhattan

183

Irish Coffee

218

Margarita

185

Slow Gin Fizz

167

Martini 

210

Sombrero

232

Rusty Nail

223

Stinger

235

Rum Toddy

114

Strawberry Daiquiri

150

Rum Swizzle

102

Strawberry Margarita

210

Cubra Libre, Rum & Coke

127

Pina Colada

342

Rum Sour

128

Vodka & Tonic

175

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