Thursday, January 3, 2008

Buzz Kill - Calories in your drinks

Not to be a buzz-kill but....

I'm telling you after the holidays so as not to spoil your holiday cheer. Here is a rough estimate of how many calories are in booze.

What’s in a Drink?
As a drink’s alcohol percentage increases, so do the calories.

Eighty proof bourbon, brandy, gin, rum, scotch, tequila, vodka, and whiskey each have 65 calories per one-ounce serving. If you’re on a diet that restricts carbohydrates use club soda, diet soft drinks or water instead of a sweetened mixer. And choose clear liquors, which have fewer carbohydrates, over wine, beer and dark liquors. In general, liqueurs cram in 70 to 120 calories per ounce.

White wine spritzer - 80 calories
Red wine - 170 calories
Champagne - 86
Light beer - 75
Bloody Mary - 130
Dry martini - 163
Dessert wine - 174
Hot buttered rum - 254
White Russian - 404

Source: The Skinny on Alcohol