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Lighter Options For Hard Liquor

We all know that beer, wine, and cocktails can pack some serious calories, not to mention get you tipsy. But you can definitely make smarter choices at the bar to avoid consuming unnecessary calories and fat. How well do you know the nutritional stats on your hard alcohol drinks? Take my little quiz to find out.


Lighter Options For Hard Liquor

Which of these simple cocktails has more calories?

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kashmirkat kashmirkat 9 years
Hi - I'd just like to ask that question 1 be changed to actually say club soda - I thought it meant cola and as we call cola (like coke and pepsi :) ) soda :P Just my 2 cents :) Thanks though, I knew Irish Creme had fat, but didn't know it was that much! ouch!
fireannach fireannach 9 years
drinking definitely got the better of my waistline! since starting drinking, just about a year ago, i have gained about 15 pounds! yikes! now i stick to drinking mimosas and other lower-cal drinks, and much less frequently. besides weight gain, i probably did some serious damage to my body with my heavy drinking! now i'm working to shape back up!
emalove emalove 9 years
Yes, I do know this, but I love my vodka cocktails.
pixelsugar pixelsugar 9 years
1/3. I suck at these quizzes. Nothing is going to come between me and my beer though.
kgtg1 kgtg1 9 years
I remember the day I first discovered that tonic water had an insane amount of calories. Who would have thought!? It was a sad day. I'm a vodka-soda girl now, too.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
1/3. booo. i don't drink that much liquor. i'll stick to my wine and beer.
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
I do love gin and tonics though. It's what I order 75% of the time that I go out.
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Hey all - Guess I was feeling a little tricky when I wrote the first question, because it is asking which drink has MORE calories. So you are right, siúcra gaelach, tonic does have MORE calories than club soda. SO the gin and tonic has MORE calories and is the correct answer. Now, if you are looking to order a low cal cocktail you know that tonic as a mixer has MORE calories than club soda.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
The answer key to the first question is wrong.
siúcra-gaelach siúcra-gaelach 9 years
Which of these simple cocktails has more calories? Your answer: A vodka and soda Correct answer: A gin and tonic Though gin and vodka each have about 97 calories per 1.5-ounce, a shot of tonic water isn't very water-like at all. It has 83 calories per cup, while club soda is calorie free. didn't i get this right?? tonic water has more cals... and i said vodka soda...?
shmuffin123 shmuffin123 9 years
Also one could argue that if you are drinking Bacardi 151 Rum you are *probably* to get your "drunk" on and if that is the case it would probably take only one shot of 151. Whereas you might need 2 or more shots of Parrot Bay, so at 2 shots you are at 188 calories. Hence by drinking the 151 you are saving yourself 6 calories...hehehe...okay I've thought about this too much :)
shmuffin123 shmuffin123 9 years
I object! They should have specified vodka and CLUB soda not just soda. I was thinking soda ie: sprite, 7-up etc.
rivrchild rivrchild 9 years
Oh but gin and tonic is my favorite! Maybe I'll try the other.
chibarosa chibarosa 9 years
I totally thought the coconut rum would have more calories. Good to know! Thanks for the info!
bisou002 bisou002 9 years
at first, i was bummed i only got 2/3 (i used to be a bartender!), but that question about the parrot bay coconut rum totally threw me off! definitely would've guessed the sweeter alcohol would have more calories. you learn something new every day.
lawchick lawchick 9 years
1/3! I'm with you Lauren, at least wine doesn't have fat in it!
sassy-sugar sassy-sugar 9 years
calories smalories!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
hmmmmm this is why I only drink wine... too many calories and fat grams to keep track of!
AMP AMP 9 years
Wow at the amnt of fat in Baileys! My roommate drinks it almost every night.
hollister-chick hollister-chick 9 years
2/3 for an 18 year old isn't bad haha
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I rarely drink so 2/3 isn't so bad.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
3/3!!! Mmm i lvoe my vokda-sodas :)
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