Calories in Beers, Wine and Spirits

Okay, no preamble, let’s get straight into the numbers.

Beers

There isn’t actually a huge variation here. Your typical pint of beer or lager contains around 230kcal and for a 330ml bottle it’s 135kcal. That’s equivalent to a Mars bar (51g) or a Cadbury’s Creme egg.

calories in beer
Typical calories in a pint (568ml) or bottle (330ml) of beer
BrandStrength (%)Pint (568ml)Bottle (330ml)
Kronenbourg5.0244142
Corona4.5239139
Peroni5.1235137
San Miguel5235137
Budweiser4.5232135
Cobra4.8228132
Sol4.4228132
Heineken5.0227132
Stella Artois4.8227132
Becks4.8226131
Guinness4.1210122
Carlsberg Pilsner3.8210122
Amstel4.1176102
Calories in popular UK Beers

Wine

The number of calories in wine varies by strength, because the higher the alcohol content, the more calories. Reds (Merlot, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon) are generally stronger than Whites (Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay) but as you see from the table below, the difference is marginal. As a rough rule, a bottle of wine will be around 600kcal, the same as a large bag of Maynard’s Wine Gums (190g).

calories in wine glass bottle
Typical calories in a bottle of wine (750ml)
AlcoholStrength (%)Medium Glass (175ml)Large Glass (250ml)Bottle (750ml)
Red Wine13.5146208625
White Wine13141201605
Rose Wine12.5138197590
Calories in Wine

Spirits

Much like beers and wines, spirits are pretty similar across the board. The one exception being Sambuca, which is 35% sugar and far more calories per shot than its counterparts. A 25ml shot of spirits is around 55 calories, the same as you’d get in a Custard Cream.

calories in tequila whiskey gin rum vodka spirits shot 25ml
Typical calories in a 25ml shot of spirits
AlcoholStrength (%)Single (25ml)Double (50ml)
Sambuca3882164
Tequila4055110
Whiskey4055110
Gin4052104
Rum4052104
Vodka4051102
Brandy4050100
Calories in popular UK spirits
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