‘Tis the season, to enjoy time with family, friends and co-workers in various settings. For adults, this means potentially imbibing in an alcoholic beverage or two. If you’re doing your best to watch your calories this time of year, you might want to consider the caloric intake pertinent to your drink choices.
Listed below is a sampling of popular holiday drink options, starting with the lowest to highest calorie count per average sized drink (counts are approximate and vary by type/brand, sugar content and alcohol content by volume):
Champagne: a 4 ounce glass has 80 calories
Light Domestic Beer: a 12 ounce glass has 100 calories
White Wine: a 5 ounce glass has 120 calories
Red Wine: a 5 ounce glass has 125 calories
Domestic Beer: a 12 ounce glass has 145 calories
Craft Beer: a 12 ounce glass has 160 calories
White Russian: a 3.5 ounce glass has 260 calories
Gin (or Vodka) & Tonic: a 12 ounce glass has 275 calories
Irish Cream: a 3 ounce glass has 300 calories
While you’re out celebrating the season, keep these counts in mind when you make your beverage decision. As always, drink responsibly and DO NOT drink and drive! With available transportation options such as The Lift bus service (download the free RideHop app for real-time data), local Uber and Lyft drivers, or, having a designated driver, it’s pretty easy to find safe alternatives. Cheers!