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Infographic: Ever Wonder How Many Calories Are In Your Favorite Alcoholic Drinks?

by Erika Nicole Kendall

Yeah… I’ll never pick up another glass again.

…good grief, man.

While the numbers are not official counts – counts that we can expect to see three days before the apocalypse, which is to say “we will never get calorie counts for drinks” – they’re still a bit of a painful reminder that drinks are “not your friend.”

Remember – the calories listed are per every 12oz, which is literally a cup and a half. And, while I don’t know anyone who’s drinking Bailey’s straight, I do faintly recall people who drink Bailey’s rarely being satisfied with one drink. (Remember, I’m a former bartender. I know how y’all drink!)

Also worth noting, this doesn’t include many of people’s favorite mixers – pineapple juice, orange juice, cranberry juice (which is rarely unsweetened), – and you can generally expect that to add approximately 100 calories to a 12oz glass of a mixed drink with ice.

I won’t even talk about you people who line your drink rims with sugar. I just… I won’t.

I’m just gonna go be sad, somewhere.

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Olivia October 18, 2012 - 11:30 AM

This post is not my friend. Before I was able to ignore how many calories were in drinks-they were just part of the “fun” of going out and I kind of thought of them as “free” calories (I know-no such thing!). Now I know the truth and every blasted time I think about ordering a mojito or taking shots of Patron (my FAV!) I am going to think about how much calories it could have. This really sucks… :o(

Erika Nicole Kendall October 18, 2012 - 3:04 PM

LMAO @ “This post is not my friend.” LMAO

Aja October 18, 2012 - 11:32 AM

If you’re drinking 12 oz. of hard liquor at one time, your problem might go deeper than calories! Some of these look horrendous, but some of them, like 151 and most of the wines actually don’t look as bad as I thought they would.

Chere October 18, 2012 - 11:54 AM

This really makes me want to cry….I can take some solace in knowing that my favorites (Sapporo, Guiness, and Blue Moon), aren’t really all that bad when compared with others on the list. Still, alcohol and I are going to have to part ways for a while :'(

Lorrie October 18, 2012 - 12:47 PM

I dont think I see Moscato….lol, just sayin.

Paulette October 18, 2012 - 12:52 PM

And while you are drinking alcohol, you probably aren’t making good food choices either. Sounds bad all around.

Going to have a moment of silence for my mojito.

Jo October 18, 2012 - 6:54 PM

I agree, Aja – 12 oz. of hard liquor is about 6 to 7 mixed drinks depending on the drink. Most drinks call for 2 oz of liquor with 2 – 4 oz of mixer (which can really pack on the pounds).

And to follow Paulette’s lead not only are you making poor food choices, you’re probably working out the next day if you had a 12 oz good time the night before.

Here’s to Friday night in…

Alison October 18, 2012 - 9:00 PM

While I love all of your posts, this one hurt a lot. I mean a lot. But thank you for the info!

Kaija October 19, 2012 - 7:14 AM

Yay for red wine and light beer! I occasionally like a glass of wine with a fancy meal (or with some really good cheese) and a beer while watching the game with my sweetie so this helps me make good tradeoffs 🙂

kiesh October 19, 2012 - 12:38 PM

How fitting that 151 has 151 calories per 12oz, lol. Drinking is usually a diet de-railer for me. After a couple of drinks and getting a little tipsy, the next thing you want to do is eat greasy, fatty, crappy food. Or at least I do. I try to stick to 1 glass of white wine at most these days.

JoAnna November 12, 2012 - 8:15 PM

I like to enjoy a drink or two when I go out. Problem is I’m diabetic. So I treat my drinks like a fine dessert ( 4 layer dark chocolate cake or cheesecake topped with mango puree). I know I’m going to have a bunch of empty calories so I make them worth the effort. That might mean only a salad and lean protein for lunch and dinner. That might mean planning strict meals for the next 2-3 days following a night out. It doesn’t give me an excuse to binge drink, but I still can enjoy my drink when I wanna! 😀

Bex February 26, 2013 - 1:10 PM


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Natasha H March 2, 2013 - 10:32 AM

🙁 I went out last night and thought about each drink and how many calories I was ingesting. I had made sure to eat lean protein, fruit and veg that day so that my Friday night out would balance it, but as others said, when you are drinking, even if it is just a glass or two, you tend to want to snack on things as well, and that is where I fell down. Alas. Guess I will be abstaining from alcohol for a while.

Dee May 3, 2013 - 6:03 AM

I started to freak out until I looked more closely and saw it was per 12 oz. Since I rarely drink froufy drinks (and have more than one a week even more rarely), I’m not too worried. I’ll sip my martinis and whisky with a clear conscience. After all, I’m drinking like a quarter of those calories at the most.

Erika Nicole Kendall May 3, 2013 - 1:37 PM


Not gonna lie…

….actually, let me shut up. LOLOL

Jenn May 4, 2013 - 9:14 AM

*falls out in the floor, bawling like Claire Danes’ portrayal of Juliet*

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