Calories in Alcohol

Calories in Alcohol

Different alcoholic beverages have drastically different amounts of calories. The stronger the drink, the more calories it contains. The number of calories in any beverage depends on the percentage of sugar and alcohol.

1 g of alcohol = 7 calories
1 g sugar = 4 calories

A glass of wine (~ 120 ml) contains the same number of calories as 30 g of vodka with ice, or a glass of gin and tonic. If you are worried about your weight, do not choose sweet cocktails. Many alcoholic cocktails with added syrups are very rich in calories, which is why a better choice is a drink with lower alcohol content and ice. It will stay cool longer, and the ice will dilute the alcohol while melting. The time needed to consume the drink will lengthen, resulting in a lower urge to get the next drink

Similar or non-alcoholic beverages and the ingredients you choose to add to your beverage will affect your total calorie intake.

Rum (37.5%)

100 ml of rum contains:

  • 207 calories
  • 0.0 g of carbohydrates
  • 0.0 g protein
  • 0.0 g of fat
  • 0.0 g of fiber
  • 30 g of alcohol

A glass of rum (30 ml) contains 62 kcal.

Whiskey (40%)

100 ml of whiskey contains:

  • 221 calories
  • 0.0 g of carbohydrates
  • 0.0 g protein
  • 0.0 g of fat
  • 0.0 g of fiber
  • 32 g of alcohol

A glass of whiskey (30 ml) contains 66 kcal.

Brandy (36%)

100 ml of brandy contains:

  • 199 calories
  • 0.0 g of carbohydrates
  • 0.0 g protein
  • 0.0 g of fat
  • 0.0 g of fiber
  • 28.8 g of alcohol

A glass of brandy (30 ml) contains 60 kcal.

Vodka (37.5%)

100 ml of vodka contains:

  • 207 calories
  • 0.0 g of carbohydrates
  • 0.0 g protein
  • 0.0 g of fat
  • 0.0 g of fiber
  • 30 g of alcohol

A small glass of vodka (30 ml) contains 62 kcal.

Gin (37.5%)

100 ml of gin contains:

  • 207 calories
  • 0.0 g of carbohydrates
  • 0.3 g protein
  • 0.0 g of fat
  • 0.0 g of fiber
  • 30 g of alcohol

A glass of gin (30 ml) contains 62 kcal.

Liqueur (15%)

100 ml liqueur contains:

  • 123 calories
  • 10 g of carbohydrates
  • 0.0 g protein
  • 10 g sugar
  • 0.0 g of fiber
  • 12 g of alcohol

A glass of liqueur (30 ml) contains 37 kcal.

Sweet wine (13%)

100 ml of sweet wine contains on average:

  • 91.2 calories
  • 3.0 g of carbohydrates
  • 0.0 g protein
  • 0.0 g of fat
  • 0.0 g of fiber
  • 10.4 g of alcohol

A glass of wine (125 ml) contains 114 kcal.

Sparkling wine (12%)

100 ml of champagne contains:

  • 67 calories
  • 1.4 g of carbohydrates
  • 0.3 g protein
  • 0.0 g of fat
  • 0.0 g of fiber
  • 9.6 g of alcohol

Sparkling wine (125 ml) contains 86 kcal.

Light Beer (Lager)

100 ml of light beer on average contains:

  • 42 calories
  • 2.9 g of carbohydrates
  • 0.3 g protein
  • 0.0 g of fat
  • 0.0 g of fiber
  • 1.5 g of alcohol

0.5l of beer contains approx. 210 kcal.

Riga Black Balsam (45%)

100 ml of Riga Black Balsam (45%) contains on average:

  • 275 calories
  • 5.5 g of carbohydrates
  • 0.0 g protein
  • 0.0 g of fat
  • 0.0 g of fiber
  • 36 g of alcohol

A glass of Riga Black Balsam (30 ml) contains about 83 kcal.