Watch the Calories!
Calories, one word we hate thinking of in general, and even more when it has to do with drinks. At Hipcask, we end up tasting (read drinking) a lot of wines, beers and spirits and got us thinking of how much calories we end up consuming.
2 large gin + tonics have more calories than a McSpicy Chicken Burger
Calories in wines are always tough to calculate. Wines from the same grape will vary from winery to winery and vintage to vintage, but here is a general guide line. What this also shows is that 2 large Gin + Tonics are about 500 calories, more than calories in a McSpicy Chicken Burger and 2 large vodka + Red Bulls are about 660 calories, same as that of an order of large fries from McDonalds.
Wines 180 ml
Spirits 60 ml
Beer 300 ml
Mixers 300 ml
Red Bull 250 ml
All calorie values are approximate.
This article was first published on March 1, 2014.