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Calories in Alcohol

Calories in Alcohol

Love it or loathe it, alcohol is one of the Nation’s favourite treats. However, with suppliers not needing to indicate the calories on their bottles, it’s often pot luck as to how big a dent your favourite tipple will put in your daily calorie quota.

Don’t worry though! We surveyed the alcohol preferences of our members and also visitors to our website and came up with some interesting findings.

Our handy calorie counter chart shows how many calories in a selection of alcohol products, so you can plan your evening out well in advance! Plus if you need more info, you can search our food database to find the calories in over 60,000 foods and drinks to calculate the calories in your serving.

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Baileys, Irish Cream, Original

21st in our list of 30 favourite tipples when we surveyed visitors to our website, Baileys didn't even feature with our members so perhaps it is only a drink best enjoyed at Christmas. 

Calories in 100ml of Baileys Irish Cream:

Calories 327.0kcal
Carbohydrate 25.0g
Protein 3.0g
Fat 13.0g
Fibre 0.0g
Alcohol 13.5g

Calories in a glass of Baileys (50ml): 164kcal

Beer, Bitter, Canned

Twelfth with visitors and 9th most popular drink with our members, the good old pint of bitter is still a firm favourite.

Calories in 100ml of beer :

Calories 32.0kcal
Carbohydrate 2.3g
Protein 0.3g
Fat 0.0g
Fibre 0.0g
Alcohol 3.1g

Calories in a pint of beer: 182 kcal

Beer, Guinness, Stout

Traditionally prescribed to beef you up after an illness, stout only made number 17 in our visitor's favourites, while members seem to have given it a wide berth.  Proof perhaps that knowing the calories in alcohol helps make sensibe drink choices?

Calories in 100ml of Guinness:

Calories 30.0kcal
Carbohydrate 1.5g
Protein 0.4g
Fat 0.0g
Fibre 0.0g
Alcohol 3.3g

Calories in a pint of Guinness: 170 kcal

Champagne, Average

Higher in calories than beer, Champagne hits the mid point in our members' top 30, while visitors seem to have taken a dislike to the bottle of bubbly - it didn't feature at all.

Calories in 100ml of Champagne:

Calories 73.7kcal
Carbohydrate 1.4g
Protein 0.3g
Fat 0.0g
Fibre 0.0g
Alcohol 9.6g

Calories in a small glass of Champagne (125ml): 92.1 kcal

Gin, 40% Volume

"I don't like tea, I like gin" says the pensioner in the top rated advert for a well known supermarket in 2011.  And with members voting it 6th most popular drink and visitors to our website voting it 7th, we think there's more of you out there thinking the same thing. Despite it having the most calories per 100ml - a small shot will cost you just 56 calories.

Calories in 100ml of gin:

Calories 222.0kcal
Carbohydrate 0.0g
Protein 0.3g
Fat 0.0g
Fibre 0.0g
Alcohol 31.7g

Calories in a shot of Gin (25ml): 56 kcal

Lager, Stella Artois

With more calories than bitter, lager was however voted a little higher as the number 7 most popular drink with visitors, while our members logged it as a mediocre 13.

Calories in 100ml of lager:

Calories 45.0kcal
Carbohydrate 3.0g
Protein 1.2g
Fat 0.0g
Fibre 0.0g
Alcohol 5.2g

Calories in a large can (550ml) of lager: 247.5 kcal

Sherry, Sweet

Perhaps the drink we most associate with our grannys, sherry is making a comeback in popularity - vistors to our website voted it in at number 9, even though the calories per 100ml are higher than those of wine.

Calories in 100ml of sherry:

Calories 136.0kcal
Carbohydrate 6.9g
Protein 0.3g
Fat 0.0g
Fibre 0.0g
Alcohol 15.6g

Calories in a glass (50ml) of sherry: 68 kcal

Wine, White, Medium

White wine tops the list of favourites with visitors to weightlossresources and is a close second for members.  A small glass is under 100 calories, and makes it the drink of choice for those wanting to lose weight.

Calories in 100ml of white wine:

Calories 74.0kcal
Carbohydrate 3.0g
Protein 0.1g
Fat 0.0g
Fibre 0.0g
Alcohol 8.9g

Calories in a small glass (125ml) of white wine: 93 kcal

Wine, Red

Red wine reverses our findings for white wine - it tops our members' list, while it's second for visitors.

Calories in 100ml of red wine:

Calories 83.5kcal
Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 0.1g
Fat 0.0g
Fibre 0.0g
Alcohol 11.6g

Calories in a small glass (125ml) of Red Wine: 104 kcal

Wine, Rose, Medium 

Members voted rose wine as their third favourite alcoholic drink, showing again that wine is a firm favourite with those people filling in a food diary

Calories in 100ml of rose wine:

Calories 78.8kcal
Carbohydrate 2.1g
Protein 0.4g
Fat 0.0g
Fibre 0.0g
Alcohol 10.9g

Calories in a small glass (125ml) of rose wine: 98.5 kcal

Whisky

Whether you're drinking whisky or whiskey, the calories are the same. Our visitors voted it as their third most popular spirit, and members gave it the thumbs up as their second favourite.

Calories in 100ml of whisky:

Calories 222kcal
Carbohydrate 0.0g
Protein 0.0g
Fat 0.0g
Fibre 0.0g
Alcohol 32g

Calories in a shot (25ml) of whisky: 55.5 kcal

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