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Think Calorie Comparisons

  • 5 regular 12-ounce beers = 725 calories
  • 5 shots of liquor = 500-1000 calories
  • 5 5-ounce Cosmopolitan = 1,700 calories
  • 5 8-ounce Long Island iced teas = 2,630 calories
  • 5 8-ounce Margaritas = 2,265 calories
  • 5 10-ounce rum and coke = 1,780 calories
  • 2 large glasses of wine (320 calories) = a cheeseburger
  • 4 gin and tonics (700 calories) = medium A&W Chocolate Milkshake
  • Double vodka and tonic (160 calories) = a doughnut
  • 3 Pina Coladas (840 calories) = White Castle Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
  • Two glasses of champagne (380 calories) = a slice of chocolate cake
  • Alcopops (175 calories) = slice of pizza
  • Two Zombie cocktails (600 calories) = normal size fish and chips

Follow this link to Marquette University calorie calculator to convert your alcohol intake into calories: http://www.marquette.edu/dsa/alcohol/calorie.shtml

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Think percent of alcohol content of beverages

  • Beer: The darker and more bitter the beer, the more alcohol it contains
  • Wine: Generally the sweeter the wine, the less alcohol it contains. Red wines tend to have more alcohol than white wines
  • Liquor: The darker the liquor, the more alcohol it contains. Clear liquors generally have about 40 percent alcohol. The sweeter the liquor, the lower the alcohol content.

 

 

 

 

by kempenk — last modified May 08, 2015 08:17 AM