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Hip Tip - Cocktail Calorie Guide

For those who are trying to protect their diet and consume fewer carbohydrates choosing light beers such as Michelob Ultra or wine can help. Light beer equals low carbohydrate. They contain the same amount of alcohol but fewer calories. On average here is how beer and wine choices look for calorie consumption:
  • Port wine (3 oz): 128
  • Bloody Mary (5 oz): 118
  • Red wine (5 oz): 120
  • White wine (5 oz): 120
  • Alcohol-free wine (5 oz): 20-30
  • Beer (12 oz): 150-198
  • Light beer (12 oz): 95-136
  • Ultra-light beer (12 oz): 64-95
For punches and tropical cocktail options liquor should be limited as well. These recipes often contain sugary mixed options that pack the calories in a small glass. Try to substitute recipes using artificial sweeteners or sugar free syrups to keep the calorie content at a minimum for your next party. Here are some ideas of how liquor calories stack up:
  • Wine spritzer (5 oz): 100
  • Spiced cider with rum (8 oz): 150
  • Screwdriver (8 oz): 190
  • Mimosa (4 oz): 75
  • Rum and Coke (8 oz): 185
  • Rum and Diet Coke (8 oz): 100
  • Green apple martini (1 oz each vodka, sour apple, apple juice): 148
  • Martini (2.5 oz): 160
  • Champagne (5oz): 106-120
No matter your drink of choice during the festivities always be safe. Don’t drink and drive (or drink if you are underage) instead have cab fair on hand or a designated driver for safe transportation. Don’t leave your beverage unattended as it could lead you to become a victim of drink spiking. Leaving your drink unguarded could make it susceptible to being mixed with GHB or Rohypnol (roofies) a.k.a. the date rape drug. Better safe than sorry so have a friend watch your drink or simply dump your old drink and order a fresh one. Over consumption of alcohol is hazardous to your health. It can lead to stomach, liver and kidney problems that can be fatal. So drink responsibly and enjoy the party season fun in good health.


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12/03/2010 7:50AM
Hip Tip - Cocktail Calorie Guide
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