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Number of Calories in Alcoholic Drinks Chart

  • Published: 2009-06-18 (Rev. 2017-01-16) - Contact: Ian Langtree at 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 Cream 1 glass 120
Bacardi 1 glass 118
Beer Half liter 184
Brandy 100ml 220
Champagne 100ml 126
Cider Half liter 200
Drambuie 100ml 184
Gin 100ml 220
Lager Half liter 180
Martini 100ml 175
Malibu 100ml 204
Pernod 100ml 140
Port 100ml 160
Rose 100ml 62
Rum 100ml 220
Sherry dry 100ml 110
Sherry medium 100ml 112
Sherry sweet 100ml 130
Southern Comfort 100ml 184
Tia Maria 100ml 155
Wine red 100ml 70
Wine white dry 100ml 65
Wine white medium 100ml 70
Wine white sweet 100ml 90
Wine white sparkling 100ml 74
Whiskey 100ml 220




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