Calories in Vodka Wine

Calories in Vodka Wine

Vodka and wine are two alcoholic beverages that you might be able to consume without wrecking your diet, as both are fairly low in calories. Department of Agriculture warns can have harmful effects if consumed heavily.

Wine Types

The calories in wine can vary depending on type and brand. In general, the USDA reports, red wine has slightly more calories than white: 5 ounces of red wine has 105 calories, compared to 100 calories in 5 ounces of white wine. You will find a few more calories in a sparkling wine or champagne. A dessert wine, like a port, can give you double the calories of a white wine like chardonnay.Canada Goose Outlet

Vodka Proof

When it comes to calories in vodka, the strength makes a difference. The USDA lists a 1 1/5 ounce shot of an 80 proof spirit which is 40% alcohol by volume like vodka at 64 calories. The calories go up as the vodka gets stronger. A 100 proof shot of vodka will give you nearly twice as many calories. Adding flavor, however, to the vodka as many popular brands do doesn give it more calories. Vodka can be made from a variety of products, including potatoes, wheat, corn and rye, or a mixture of grains. There even a vodka made from milk by Vermont Spirits and a low calorie, electrolyte induced vodka from Voli Spirits. Unlike wine, vodka is usually consumed within a cocktail instead of by itself. Drinking vodka with a mixer like tonic water, orange or cranberry juice will add calories. That 100 calorie vodka can quickly become a 300 calorie mixed drink. You will usually drink wine straight, though, keeping the calories exactly at the original amount.

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