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Number of Calories in Alcoholic Drinks Chart

  • Published: 2009-06-18 (Revised/Updated 2017-01-16) : Author: Disabled World : Contact: Disabled World
  • Synopsis: Calorie chart showing the amount of calories in a range of popular alcoholic beverages.

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"The combination of alcohol and a high-calorie meal is especially fattening, mainly because alcohol acts as a potent appetizer."

Calorie chart showing the amount of calories in a range of popular alcoholic drinks.

The calorie chart below provides information on the number of calories in a selection of popular alcoholic drinks. Often when people start dieting they will also choose low-calorie alcoholic drinks, mainly because they contain fewer alcohol calories than regular full strength drinks.

The combination of alcohol and a high-calorie meal is especially fattening, mainly because alcohol acts as a potent appetizer.

The calories in alcohol are metabolized first by the body, ahead of burning fat - which is not desirable if on a weight loss diet. With 7 calories per gram, the number of calories in alcohol is second only after fat (9 cals/g).

A Canadian study shows that an aperitif (an alcoholic drink taken before a meal to increase the appetite) increased calorie intake to a greater extent than a carbohydrate-based drink.

This chart shows how many calories in a selection of alcohol products.

Calories in Alcoholic Drinks
Type of Alcoholic DrinkSize of DrinkNumber of Calories in Alcoholic Drink
Baileys Irish Cream1 glass120
Bacardi1 glass118
BeerHalf liter184
CiderHalf liter200
LagerHalf liter180
Sherry dry100ml110
Sherry medium100ml112
Sherry sweet100ml130
Southern Comfort100ml184
Tia Maria100ml155
Wine red100ml70
Wine white dry100ml65
Wine white medium100ml70
Wine white sweet100ml90
Wine white sparkling100ml74

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