Alcohol Facts & Calorie Guide

FUN FACTS


  • The effects of alcohol on the body occur when ethanol enters our bloodstream and passes through the membranes of cells in your brain, heart, and other organs.

  • Muscles absorb alcohol faster than fat. Therefore, people with larger muscle mass and lower body fat have higher alcohol tolerance.

  • Alcohol is processed in the liver, where enzymes help break down ethanol into acetaldehyde and acetate.

  • Binge drinking can lead to hangovers, which are caused by chemical byproducts created during alcohol processing.

  • Red wine contains resveratrol, a substance which helps control cholesterol, prevent blood vessel damage, and stop blood clots. Therefore moderate red wine drinking is considered to have a healthy effect on the heart.


White Wine 5oz. 120kcal

Red Wine 5 oz 125 kcal

Champagne 5oz 106 kcal

Beer 16oz 215kcal

Cider 16 oz 210kcal


Vodka 1.5oz 96kcal

Rum 1.5 oz 96 kcal

Tequila 1.5 oz 104kcal

Jagermeister 1.5oz 155kcal


Cocktails:


VODKA TONIC

1.5 oz vodka

= 96 kcals

4 oz tonic

= 40 kcals

Total = 136 kcals


RUM & COKE

1.5 oz rum

= 69 kcals

4 oz. coke

= 46 kcals

Total = 142


GIN & TONIC

1.5 oz tonic

= 110 kcals

4 oz tonic

= 40 kcals

Total = 150


OZ TO ML CONVERSIONS


1.5 oz. = 44 ml 2.5 oz = 74 ml 3.5 oz = 103 ml

4 oz = 118 ml 5 oz. = 147 ml 16 oz = 473 ml