To help you make wise choices when ordering drinks, we’ve listed the 10 cocktails with the highest and lowest calorie counts.
Tips for Toasting Light
- Choose diet or light soft drinks
- Substitute tonic water with a lighter counterpart, like sparkling mineral water or carbonated water
- Dilute your juice, whether it’s fresh or from concentrate, with club soda and add extra ice
- Substitute cream with 2% milk when making creamy cocktails
The Top-5 Calorie-Filled Cocktails:
780 calories for a 350 ml (12 oz.) glass*
The more types of alcohol there are in a cocktail, the more likely it is to be high in calories.
740 calories for a 350 ml (12 oz.) glass
Due to high alcohol content, it offers as many calories as a burger – so consume with moderation. And watch out for giant margarita glasses – they can hold up to 1000 calories.
650 calories for a 300 ml (10 oz.) glass
Combining coconut milk, pineapple juice and white rum is the perfect way to rack up the calories.
425 calories for a 180 ml (6 oz.) glass
Like all cocktails with a cream base, this one is chock-a-block with fat and calories.
5 Mai Tai
350 calories for a 150 ml (5 oz.) glass
Rum, orange liqueur, cane syrup, barley syrup… This cocktail tastes like a dessert and has just as many calories.
The Top-5 Low-Cal Cocktails:
90 calories for a 300 ml (10 oz.) glass
Made with simple syrup, white rum and tropical fruit juices, this drink keeps its calorie count to a minimum.
92 calories for a 300 ml (10 oz.) glass
150 calories for a 150 ml (5 oz.) glass
160 calories for a 300 ml (10 oz.) glass
161 calories for a 300 ml (10 oz.) glass
*Caloric values are approximate only. They may vary depending on the ingredients and quantities used.