When you’re health conscious, it’s a given that you’re going to spend time thinking about what you eat. But what you might be surprised to know is how many calories are in most alcoholic drinks. Some of the most popular drinks ring in at over 500 calories, and others at less than 100 calories.
This doesn’t mean you should never drink them, or that you should drink more than one, but it is something to be aware of as you decide on your drink of choice. It’s also worth noting that every bartender will make drinks differently and that calories are not the only thing to be considered.
With that in mind, we rounded up the average calorie count of some of your favorite alcoholic drinks — and how to lower the calorie count on some with simple swaps.