Calorie Content of Alcoholic Drinks
The following table is intended to provide a basic guide to the Calories contained in a number of alcoholic drinks.
It is not designed to give precise values for individual products as there will be variation within a sector for example if lower in alcoholic strength or higher in sugar. Instead it is aimed at giving a broad picture of the calories found in a limited range of products. The figures are averages values taken from generally accepted data and are given in standard measures as found in UK pubs.
You should always drink within drinking guidelines i.e. women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units a day and men should not regularly consume more than 3-4 units a day. To help put the calorie content into context, the number of alcohol units found in each drink has also been given.
Figures are based on McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods Integrated dataset, data from responsible drinking.eu and The Brewers of Europe
Based on the UK definition of a unit being 10 ml/8g of pure alcohol