We all know that drinks can pack a good amount of calories, but the problem is that you don't always get the calorie counts on the glass (fountain drinks, restaurants, etc.), which can make calculating the calories a tough feat.
In light of this WebMD has created an easy list of general calorie counts for common beverages. I suggest printing yourself out a copy and keeping it in your wallet.
|12-ounce light beer||110|
|12-ounce regular beer||160|
|8-ounce coffee with cream and sugar||30|
|5 ounces of wine||120-130|
|6-ounce wine spritzer||80 calories|
|16-ounce sweetened tea||160 calories|
|12-ounce diet soda||0|
|12-ounce soda||150 calories|
|20-ounce smoothie||410 calories|
Keep in mind that the calorie counts are not exact, but a generalization to give you something to go by. For example, if you're getting a smoothie with peanut butter and whipped cream, it's probably going to be a bit more than 410 calories.