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Contrary to popular belief, the calories consumed out of a glass are equally potent in the weight-gain department as those which are chewed. Since drinking becomes more and more popular over the holidays, I thought I’d take some information from my book, The Everything Flat Belly Cookbook and share the calorie content on everything from eggnog, to screwdrivers and beer. Check it out and make wise decisions this New Years Eve. And of course, when it comes to alcoholic beverages – please don’t drink and drive!

All drinks are labeled for 8-ounce servings unless otherwise noted.

Beverages. Calories

Alcohol: 100 proof. 669

Alcohol: 90 proof. 596

Alcohol: 86 proof. 565

Alcohol: 80 proof. 524

Apple cider. 95

Beer (Budweiser). 98

Beer (Bud Light) . 72

Bloody Mary . 177

Club soda. 0

Coffee, black. 2

Coffee liqueur. 762

Coffee, with cream. 48

Coffee, with cream and sugar. 91

Cola. 97

Cranberry-apple juice drink . 152

Cranberry juice cocktail . 132

Cream soda. 98

Crème de menthe. 841

Daiquiri . 422

Diet soda. 0

Eggnog. 306

Full Throttle Original Energy Drink. 220

Full Throttle Zero. 5

Gin and tonic. 172

Ginger ale. 70

Grape juice. 138

Grapefruit juice, canned and sweetened. 104

Grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed . 88

Hot cocoa. 197

Kahlua. 762

Lemon-lime soda . 108

Lemon juice, freshly squeezed. 57

Manhattan. 508

Martini. 506

Milk, skim. 79

Milk, 1%. 102

Milk, 2%. 113

Milk, whole. 145

Milk, goat whole . 156

Milk, sheep whole. 245

Milkshake, chocolate. 270

Milkshake, strawberry. 256

Milkshake, vanilla. 254

Orange juice, freshly squeezed . 102

Orange soda. 109

Piña colada. 422

Pineapple-orange juice drink. 122

Pineapple juice. 127

Powerade . 65

Powerade Zero. 0

Propel Fitness Water. 10

Red Bull . 100

Red Bull, sugar free . 10

Root beer. 93

Screwdriver. 186

Starbucks Caffe Latte with 2% milk . 100

Starbucks Cappuccino with 2% milk . 80

Starbucks Espresso . 5

Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

(12 ounce with whipped cream) . 300

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino

(12 ounce no whipped cream). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280

Starbucks Tazo Chai Tea Latte. 100

Tea, unsweetened. 2

Tea, sweetened. 77

Tea, low-cal instant. 5

Tequila Sunrise. 249

Tom Collins. 125

Tomato juice . 39

Tonic water . 77

Vegetable juice cocktail . 43

Vodka martini. 506

Water. 0

Whiskey sour. 308

Wine, dessert . 311

Wine, red. 163

Wine, rose. 161