Before you rush out to happy hour, we have some very important information for you. All those half-off drinks you plan on imbibing come with a side of calories, and some of them more than others. Not such a happy hour after all, is it?
If you’re hoping to drink smarter (or at least less calorically) this summer, you’ve come to the right place. We set out to find how many calories are found in wine, beer and popular spirits, and we’ve broken it down for you below.
Keep in mind that not every brand of a type of drink contains the same number of calories. For example, the calorie content in wines ranges greatly, anywhere between 125 calories per serving for a white or red to 300 calories per serving for a dessert wine. You should also note that you might not have an easy time finding the calorie content for your favorite drink, because alcohol companies are not legally obligated to provide nutritional information. And also remember that once you add a mixer to any of the spirits listed below, the calories shoot up pretty quickly.
Here are the calories counts ― read them and weep.