5 unhealthy cocktails that have way more calories than you think
With the holiday season already here again, there are likely lots of fun parties to attend. And with parties come much eating, drinking, and being merry. All the while, the calories keep piling on. Not even your drinks are safe bets. These five cocktails are loaded with calories, which means you may want to avoid them as much as you can.
Watch Out For The White Russian
A White Russian is made with vodka, Kahlua, and cream, so as you might imagine, it’s not a healthy drink. Its 500 calories ring in the same as a McDonald’s Big Mac, just for reference. While this drink certainly is popular in the winter time, it may be best to stick to just one if you’re set on ordering it.
Flavored Margaritas Are Not Your Friends
A plain, scratch Margarita alone only has 200 calories. It’s when you start adding things to this classic drink that it begins to take a turn for the worse. Strawberry, mango, or any fruit-flavored margaritas are full of sugar, often with upwards of 500 calories each glass. What’s worse, at restaurants, they’re often made with a store-bought mix rather than real fruit, which only makes matters worse.
Long Island Iced Tea Has Nothing In Common With Real Tea
The Long Island Iced Tea is a popular drink because it has a lot of bang for its buck. This drink has equal parts gin, vodka, light rum, and tequila, mixed with cola. With all that alcohol alone, the calories add up, not even mentioning the soda. You may want to steer clear of this cocktail if you know what’s good for you. Your body will thank you for it, not just the morning after, but when you step on the scale as well.
If You Like Piña Coladas, You’re In For A Sad Surprise
You can’t expect a drink made from rum, coconut cream, coconut milk, and pineapple juice to be healthy, not in the slightest. With all that sugar, the piña colada usually runs to at least 500 calories. On top of that, it has lots of fat, including saturated fat. One might be worth it, but definitely not two.
It’s Either Eggnog Or Pie
Eggnog is a classic holiday drink, with unfortunately about 400 calories in one glass. Those calories come from the fact that eggnog itself is sugar, egg yolk, milk, and heavy cream. When you add spiced rum on top of that, you’re in trouble. However, if you plan to skip seconds and thirds on pie helpings, by all means, indulge in an eggnog cocktail.