Cocktails: Calories & Nutrition Facts
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The nutritional value of cocktails varies greatly depending on the ingredients used – some cocktails are very low in calories while others can be very high. Refer to the calorie counter for your favorite cocktails to determine their nutritional value.
Nutritional Value of CocktailsThe nutritional value of cocktails varies greatly depending on the ingredients used. For example, a martini containing several types of liquor may not provide any vitamins or minerals while a mixed drink made with fruit juice could contain vitamin C, calcium, and other nutrients. For the most part, liquor is low in carbohydrate, fat, and protein content so the nutritional value for cocktails largely depends on the mixer you choose.
Calorie ContentThe calorie content of cocktails varies greatly from one type to another but, for the most part, they are higher in calories than beer, wine, and hard liquor alone. According to the USDA, a 1.5 ounce shot of hard liquor (like rum, vodka, or gin) contains just under 100 calories while the average mixed drink can range from 250 to over 800. Choosing seltzer or diet soda as a mixer instead of juice or another beverage can help keep the calorie count down. Refer to the calorie calculator to determine the number of calories in your favorite cocktails.
Because certain cocktails can be high in calories and carbs, you need to be careful what and how much you drink. As you will learn, however, drinking cocktails in moderation can provide certain health benefits.