When it comes right down to counting calories, it’s difficult to know how many are in the cocktails we love to sip and shake. The game of calorie counting becomes a game of hunt and gather. It’s difficult to find exact calories per ounce for the wine and liquor we love. The infographic charts below detail general guidelines for calories per ounce in basic liquors, popular liqueurs, specialty liqueurs, popular mixers, fruits, and fruit juices.

These calorie counts have been compiled from numerous sources (listed on the infographics). They are meant as a helpful guide for those looking for quick general reference. Please keep in mind these are average calories per ingredient. Calories vary by brand.

Calories in Basic Liquor

Helpful guide to calories in common basic liquors so you can enjoy delicious low calorie cocktails with your favorite alcohols.

Infographic includes calories per ounce in 80 proof, 86 to 90 proof, 94 proof, 100 proof, Bourbon, Brandy, Cognac, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Whiskies

Calories in Vodka and Flavored Vodka

Helpful guide to calories in common vodka and flavored vodkas so you can enjoy delicious low calorie cocktails with your favorite alcohols.

Infographic includes calories per ounce in citrus vodka, coconut vodka, espresso vodka, kaffir lime vodka, mango vodka, pineapple vodka, raspberry vodka, ruby red grapefruit vodka, vanilla vodka, whipped cream vodka

Calories in Popular Liqueurs

Helpful guide to calories in popular liqueurs so you can enjoy delicious low calorie cocktails with your favorite alcohols.

Infographic includes calories per ounce in Amaretto, Butterscotch Schnapps, Coffee Liqueur, Crème de Cassis, Crème de Menthe, Irish Crème Liqueur, Peach Schnapps, Sour Apple Schnapps, Triple Sec

Calories in Specialty Liqueurs

Helpful guide to calories in specialty liqueurs so you can enjoy delicious low calorie cocktails with your favorite alcohols.

Infographic includes calories per ounce in Benedictine®, Chartreuse®, Cointreau®, Drambuie®, Frangelico®, Galliano®, Grand Marnier®, Godiva®, Maraschino Cherry Liqueur, Midori®, Pernod®, Sambuca®, Southern Comfort®, Tia Maria®

Calories in Popular Mixers

Helpful guide to calories in popular mixers so you can enjoy delicious low calorie cocktails with your favorite alcohols.

Infographic includes calories per ounce in Almond Milk – Unsweetened, Club Soda, Coconut Water, Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer, Grenadine, Honey, Lemon-Lime Soda, Orgeat Almond Syrup, Sparkling Water, Sugar-free Syrups, Tonic Water

Calories in Fresh Fruit

Helpful guide to calories in common fresh fruit so you can enjoy delicious low calorie cocktails with your favorite alcohols.

Infographic includes calories per ounce for fresh fruit measured for cocktail garnish use. These fruits include: Blackberries, Cherries, Cranberries, Granny Smith Apple Slice, Grapefruit Slice, Lemon Wedge, Lime Wedge, Orange Wedge, Peach Slice, Pineapple Slice, Raspberries, Strawberries

Calories in Common Fruit Juices

Helpful guide to calories in common fruit juices so you can enjoy delicious low calorie cocktails with your favorite alcohols.

Infographic includes calories per ounce in Mott’s Apple Juice, Kern’s Apricot Nectar, Fresh Grapefruit, Fresh Lemon, Fresh Lime, Mango Nectar, Tropicana Trop50 Orange Juice Light, Passion Fruit Juice, Dole Pineapple Juice, POM Pomegranate Juice, Ocean Spray Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, Ocean Spray Diet Blueberry Juice, Ocean Spray Diet Blueberry Pomegranate Juice, Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry Juice, Ocean Spray Ligh Cranberry Juice, Ocean Spray Light Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice





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[This post has been updated from January 2013]

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