Alcohol is a regular drink at beaches, parties, clubs and we regularly forget that alcohol also contains calories that are absorbed easily into the body as extra weight. Besides being high in calories, alcoholic drinks don’t have any nutritional value. Some cocktails have more calories than one hamburger meal.
With their easy, sweet and fruity tastes, you will easily order more than one. But think about the ingredients in one average cocktail. Just vodka, rum, gin and whiskey alone contain more calories than beer and wine. Cocktails contain two or more different types of alcohol. The calorie bomb becomes even bigger when syrup and drinks are added to the cocktail and some cocktails even contain sugar.
Here’s how many calories there are in some of the most famous cocktails:
Long Island Ice Tea – 780 calories
Margarita – 740 calories
Pina Colada – 644 calories
White Russian – 425 calories
Mai Tai – 350 calories
Screaming Orgasm – 309 calories
Sex on the beach – 270 calories
Gin/Vodka and Tonic – 200 calories
Mojito – 160 calories
Cosmopolitan – 150 calories