The Periodic Table of Booze

“So how many calories are veiled behind an alcoholic drink?

Well, it depends on the type of alcohol, the amount of residual sugar from fermentation, and whether the drink contains added sugar or flavorings.

We’d like to introduce you to our periodic table of booze—a comprehensive depiction of the ABV and estimated number of calories and carbs per standard serving of 119 alcoholic beverages.

As per the CDC’s guidelines, a standard serving size is is equal to 14.0 grams (0.6 ounces) of pure alcohol. Generally, this amount of pure alcohol is found in:

12 ounces of beer (5% alcohol content).
8 ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content).
5 ounces of wine (12% alcohol content).
1.5 ounces or a “shot” of 80-proof (40% alcohol content) distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, whiskey).”

Read further from Sunnyside (June, 2022)

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