Memorial Day Buzz: What’s Your Caloric Alcohol Intake?

Memorial Day Buzz: What’s Your Caloric Alcohol Intake?

May 26, 2017
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If you are getting ready for a long Memorial Day weekend, you will probably be enjoying a nice barb-b-q. You can’t have Memorial Day without a good barb-b-q and in most cases the alcohol is plentiful.

But, do you know how many calories your chosen distilled spirit is costing your waistline?

•Light (12 oz): 103•Regular (12 oz): 153
•Sherry (2 oz):
•Port (2 oz):
•Champagne (4 oz):
•Vermouth, Dry (3 oz):
75
90
84
105
•White (5 oz):
•Red Wine (5 oz):
•Veremouth, Sweet (3 oz):
•Sweet (3.5 oz):
121
125
140
165

Calories In Mixed Cocktails

•Daquiri (2 oz):
•Traditional Martini (2.25 oz):
•Extra Dry Martini (2.25 oz):
•Mojito (6 oz):
•Cosmopolitan (2.75 oz):
112
124
139
143
146
•Whiskey sour (3.5 oz):
•Manhattan (3.5 oz):
•Margarita (4 oz):
•Piña Colada (9 oz):
160
164
168
490

Does Alcohol Turn Into Sugar?

No, alcohol does not turn into sugar after the body processes it. This myth is something I’ve often wondered and looked into it myself. When you drink, our body considers alcohol to be poison, so your liver starts to detox it immediately.

However, the amount of sugar in each alcoholic beverage differ. The fact is, alcohol affects your blood sugar and can cause it to spike or drop when you drink. Still, your body will turn carbohydrates in your body into sugar once your blood sugar drops.

If you are looking to drink this holiday weekend or in general, know how your choice of distilled spirit metabolizes in the body.

Top 10 Mixed Alcohol Drinks With The Most Sugar & Carbs

Mixed Drinks Grams of SugarGrams of Carbs
•Mai Tai
•Mojito
•Sangria
•Seabreeze
•Gin & Tonic
•23.71
•23.47
•22
•17.75
•14.96
•29.76
•24.94
•22.59
•19.86
•15.77
•Screwdriver
•Grasshopper
•Kamikaze
•Rum & Coke
•Tequila Sunrise
•14.36
•14.06
•13.70
•12.87
•11.21
•18.49
•15.31
•15.40
•15.32
•14.77

Beer & Wine: Low Sugar But High Calories

Beer does not contain sugar and a bottle of non-sweet, dry red wine contains roughly 4 grams of sugar.

However the low sugar content, a bottle of red wine (4 glasses) is approximately 500 calories for a 750 ml. If you have 4 regular beers, there isn’t any sugar but you’ll be ingesting 612 calories.

Alcohol That Contains No Carbs

BrandyGinVodkaWhisky

Killed Your Buzz Yet? Final Alcohol Facts

If you are health conscious and sensitive to anxiety or depression, be warned that alcohol is a depressant. Let’s face one major fact: everyone handles alcohol differently. Some personalities can drink socially, while other types cannot handle a sip of alcohol. It’s not only a matter of preference but also of your personal make up. Understand how alcohol affects your blood sugar as well as the empty calories you are drinking, not to mention the sugar content, especially that of mixed alcohol beverages.

Have A Fun & Safe Memorial Day Weekend!

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