15 Classic Cocktails With The Most Calories


A recent infographic released by party organisers, Eventa, has revealed how fattening our favourite cocktails are.

With a Long Island topping the charts at a massive 720 calories, it’s unsurprising happy hour isn’t doing our waistlines any good.

Unfortunately, there’s little you can do to shave the calories from this booze-tastic beverage, but below are some handy tips for cutting the calories elsewhere.

Use fresh fruit juice

Juices from concentrate contain more sugar than the fresh kind, so lower the count from fruity favourites, like a Zombie or Sex on the Beach, by going fresh.

Make the mix from scratch

Pre-made mixers cause sugar levels to rocket; a Margarita mix is loaded with calories, so make it from scratch to cut calories by up to half.

Use milk

Granted, the creamy texture makes a Pina Colada or White Russian sumptuous, but at 640 and 425 calories a glass, it’s incredibly fattening! Switch cream for milk – flavoured kinds, such as almond work well too – to save your belly growing.

 

15. Long Island Iced Tea

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A Long Island Iced Tea has the same calories as two sausage rolls.
720 Calories

14. Margarita

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A Margarita has the same calories as a roast beef dinner.
680 Calories

13. Pina Colada

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Pina Colada has the same calories as a tv dinner lasagna meal.
460 Calories

12. White Russian

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A White Russian has the same calories as a medium portion of Burger King onion rings.
425 Calories

11. Zombie

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A Zombie cocktail has the same calories as a bacon roll.
325 Calories

10. Sex On The Beach

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A Sex On The Beach cocktail has the same calories as a small portion of McDonald’s fries
235 Calories

9. Strawberry Daiquiri

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A Strawberry Daiquiri has the same calories as a jam doughnut.
226 Calories

8. Cosmopolitan

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A Cosmopolitan has the same calories as half a double chocolate chip muffin.
221 Calories

7. Mojito

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A Mojito has the same calories as a thin crust margarita slice of pizza.
195 Calories

6. Tequila Sunrise

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A Tequila Sunrise has the same calories as five scotch eggs.
190 Calories

5. Sangria

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A Sangria has the same calories as one creme egg.
173 Calories

4. Old Fashioned

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An Old Fashioned has the same calories as three chocolate chip cookies.
155 Calories

3. Bloody Mary

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A Bloody Mary has the same calories as a peperami stick.
123 Calories

2. Gin & Tonic

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A Gin & Tonic has the same calories as a pack of pork scratchings.
112 Calories

1. Cuba Libre

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A Cuba Libre has the same calories as one shortbread finger.
86 Calories

 

Order diet

G&Ts and rum and cokes clock in at the lowest calories, but only if you order diet. Forget to ask for diet coke or slim line tonic and you can wave goodbye to an additional 100 calories a glass.

Remember the taller the glass the heavier the calories so opt for a smaller glass and remember the tips above to avoid piling on the pounds next happy hour.