Calories in alcohol: A comparison

Our comparison list of calories in alcohol will arm you with the knowledge to pick the healthiest beverage next time you go for a drink.

By Natalie Bahadur

Calories in wine, beer and pina coladas
There's no denying that sitting down to one of your favourite drinks is an enjoyable way to unwind. But when one drink turns into three or four, there's more to worry about than just the hangover you'll be nursing in the morning. If you're watching your waistline, those drinks are adding up in the calorie department faster than you may realize, so it may be time to step back and take a closer look at what you’re consuming. Check out our detailed comparison list of the calories in alcohol to find out how many calories the most popular alcoholic beverages contain, and to discover some sensible alternatives.

Calories in alcohol: A comparison of 18 drinks
White table wine

A good meal goes great with a glass of wine, but are you sure you know what it could be doing to your waistline? An average serving of white table wine can add up to about 121 calories and if you’re prone to a second glass, well, you can do the math.
How to cut the calories: A wine spritzer made with white wine and club soda has about 62 calories per serving, which means you'll save yourself half the calories of a glass of wine.

Beer
A bottle of regular beer contains about 148 calories. And just like wine, we know it's hard to have only one – so if you opt for a second you'll have consumed 300 calories.
How to cut the calories: Go light! In the same serving size, a light beer has 100 calories.

Pina colada
You're going to want to sit down for this one. According to Forbes, the average pina colada packs a whopping 644 calories, which, as they point out, is more calories than a Big Mac.
How to cut the calories: Virtually any other drink you have is a better choice than this sneaky, high-calorie cocktail.

Planning a night out on the town? Find out the calorie count of some of your favourite pub foods here.

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