Which alcoholic beverages have the most calories?

How many calories in that mug of beer, glass of wine, or shot glass? It can be a guessing game.alcoholic drinks

Labels for most beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages aren’t required to list calories…or even ingredients. You can thank the U.S. Treasury Department for that industry-friendly, consumer-hostile rule. The Center for Science in the Public Interest fought—and lost—that battle.

A group of major beer companies have announced plans to voluntarily list calories, carbs, fat, and protein—but not ingredients—on their product labels by the end of 2020. (They’ll disclose ingredients on a website, the label, or via a QR code on your smartphone.)

For now, we compiled these numbers from websites and some labels, and by contacting companies.

Here’s a sobering thought: Alcohol is responsible for 88,000 deaths in the United States each year. It’s a factor in about 60 percent of fatal burns, drownings, and homicides, 50 percent of severe trauma injuries and sexual assaults, and 40 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes, suicides, and fatal falls.

Calories in Alcohol Chart

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Hard Cider (12 oz.)


Light Beer (12 oz.)


Budweiser Select 55 55
Beck’s Premier Light 60
Miller 64 64
Michelob Ultra Amber 90
Budweiser Select 100
Busch Light 100
Coors Light 100
Corona Light 100
Kirin Light 100
Michelob Ultra 100
Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus 100
Miller Lite 100
Natural Light 100
Bud Light 110
Miller High Life Light 110
Bud Light Lime 120
Michelob Light 120
Sam Adams Light 120

Beer (12 oz., unless noted)


Busch 110
Bud Ice 120
Abita Purple Haze 130
Abita Strawberry Lager 130
Guinness Draught 130
Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy 130
Natural Ice 130
Rolling Rock 130
Rolling Rock Amber Lager 130
Beck’s Dark 140
Bud Light Platinum 140
Busch Ice 140
Heineken 140
Miller High Life 140
Omission Lager 140
Pabst Blue Ribbon 140
Yuengling Traditional Lager 140
Beck’s 150
Beck’s Oktoberfest 150
Budweiser 150
Corona Extra 150
Founders All Day IPA 150
Kirin Ichiban 150
Landshark Lager 150
Magic Hat #9 150
Michelob Amberbock 150
Shock Top Lemon Shandy 150
Stella Artois 150
Yuengling Black & Tan 150
Allagash Saison 160
Allagash White 160
Beck’s Sapphire 160
Hoegaarden 160
Michelob Lager 160
New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale 160
Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner 160
St. Pauli Girl Lager 160
Blue Moon Belgian White 170
Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager 170
Budweiser Black Crown 170
Guinness Nitro IPA 170
New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA 170
Redd’s Apple Ale 170
Samuel Adams Summer Ale 170
Shock Top Belgian White 170
Victory Prima Pils 170
Best Damn Apple Ale 180
Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale 180
Blue Moon White IPA 180
Omission Pale Ale 180
Samuel Adams Boston Lager 180
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat 180
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat 180
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 180
Sierra Nevada Porter 180
New Belgium Ranger IPA 190
Samuel Adams Octoberfest 190
Samuel Adams Winter Lager 190
Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA 190
Ballast Point Sculpin India Pale Ale 200
Leffe Blonde (11.2 oz.) 200
Omission IPA 200
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA 200
Sierra Nevada Stout 210
New Belgium Trippel Belgian Style Ale 220
Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale 230
New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA 230
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA 240
Allagash Black Belgian Style Stout 250
Founders Breakfast Stout 270
Victory Golden Monkey 270
Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout 320

Malt Beverages (11-12 oz., unless noted)


Mike’s Lite Hard Lemonade 150
Henry’s Hard Orange Soda 190
Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita (8 oz.)S 200
Bud Light Lime Mang-O-Rita (8 oz.)S 200
Bud Light Lime Raz-Ber-Rita (8 oz.)S 200
Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita (8 oz.)S 200
Smirnoff Ice Original 200
Bartles & Jaymes Strawberry Daiquiri 210
Best Damn Cherry Cola 210
Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita SplashS 210
Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita Splash 210
Bartles & Jaymes Fuzzy Navel 220
Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita (8 oz.) 220
Henry’s Hard Cherry Cola 220
Henry’s Hard Ginger Ale 220
Mike’s Hard Lemonade 220
Mike’s Hard Mango Punch 230
Bartles & Jaymes Margarita 240
Best Damn Root Beer 240
Bartles & Jaymes Piñ–a Colada 250
Sparks Lemonade (16 oz.) 350
Sparks Blackberry (16 oz.) 380

Hard Seltzer (12 oz.)


Truly Spiked & Sparkling1 100
Nauti Seltzer1 110
White Claw Hard Seltzer1 110
Spiked Seltzer1 140
Michelob Ultra Light 120
Crispin Original 150
Strongbow Gold Apple 170
Stella Artois Cidre 180
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple 190
Johnny Appleseed 210

Wine (6 oz., unless noted)


Skinnygirl1 120
Arbor Mist Chardonnay Peach (8 oz.) 150
Arbor Mist Pinot Grigio White Pear (8 oz.) 150
Red (Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel, etc.)1 150
White (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, etc.)1 150
Arbor Mist White Zinfandel Strawberry (8 oz.) 160
Korbel Brut California Champagne 160
Skinnygirl Sangria 160
Arbor Mist Arborita (8 oz.)1 170
Sweet dessert (3.5 oz.) 170
Barefoot Refresh Perfectly Pink Spritzer (8 oz.) 180
White, late harvest 210

Non-Alcoholic (12 oz., unless noted)


Busch NA 60
Coors Non-Alcoholic 60
Fre Alcohol-Removed Wine (6 oz.)1 60
O’Doul’s Non-Alcoholic Brew 70
O’Doul’s Amber Non-Alcoholic Brew 90
St. Pauli N.A. 90

Liquor & Liqueur (1.5 oz.)


Pimm’s No. 1 80
Gin, rum, tequila, vodka, or whiskey1 100
Baileys Irish Cream 140
Crème de menthe 190

Packaged Mixed Drinks (1 serving, with alcohol)


Mr & Mrs T Original Bloody Mary Mix (6 oz.) 90
Jose Cuervo Light Classic Lime Margarita Mix (6 oz.)S 100
Bacardi Mixers frozen Margarita (8 oz.) 150
Bacardi Mixers frozen Strawberry Daiquiri (8 oz.) 180
Daily’s Light Frozen Pink Lemonade (10 oz.)S 180
Daily’s Light Frozen Margarita (10 oz.)S 180
Mr & Mrs T Whiskey Sour Mix (5 oz.) 200
Jose Cuervo Original Classic Lime Margarita Mix (6 oz.) 220
Jose Cuervo Original Mango Margarita Mix (6 oz.) 220
Bacardi Mixers frozen Pi–ña Colada (8 oz.) 230
Jose Cuervo Original Strawberry Lime Margarita Mix (6 oz.) 240
Master of Mixes Mojito Mixer (6 oz.) 240
Bacardi Mixers frozen Mojito (8 oz.) 260
Daily’s Frozen Margarita (10 oz.)S 280
Daily’s Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri (10 oz.)S 280
Daily’s Frozen Pi–ña Colada (10 oz.)S 290

Restaurant Mixed Drinks


California Pizza Kitchen Irish Coffee 160
Red Lobster Caramel Appletini 160
Red Lobster Manhattan 160
Red Lobster Martini 160
Red Lobster Cosmopolitan 170
California Pizza Kitchen Moscow Mule 180
Olive Garden Mango Martini 180
Red Lobster Old Fashioned 180
California Pizza Kitchen Hand-Shaken Agave Mojito 200
Chili’s Premium Long Island Iced Tea 210
Olive Garden Sangarita 210
Olive Garden Berry Sangria 230
Olive Garden Peach Bellini 240
Olive Garden Peach Sangria 250
Chili’s Ultimate Fresh Margarita 270
Chili’s CoronaRita Margarita 290
Red Lobster Strawberry Daiquiri 290
Olive Garden Frozen Margarita1 340
Red Lobster Chocolate Martini 340
Red Lobster Bahama Mama 380
Red Lobster Traditional Lobsterita 410
Red Lobster Mudslide2 520
Red Lobster Alotta Colada3 580
Red Robin Irish Beer Shake2 780


2Contains 13 grams of saturated fat.
3Contains 7 grams of saturated fat.

SContains acesulfame-potassium and/or sucralose.

Note: Most calories have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Sources: company information and USDA.

The use of information from this article for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited without written permission from CSPI.

Calorie information was compiled from April-July 2016.

6 Replies to “Which alcoholic beverages have the most calories?”

    1. From Nutrition Action Healthletter: There are about 5 grams of carbs in a 12-ounce glass of light beer or a 6-ounce glass of wine. Most regular beers have about 12 grams of carbs per 12 ounces. Grams of carbohydrate were not available for all products in our chart, but if you’re looking for information about a particular product, the company may provide the info on their website or through customer service.

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