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Like many drinks, alcohol contains calories -- and too many calories can lead to weight gain.  The amount of calories in an alcohol drink vary widely by type, but should be counted in your daily calorie intake if you’re watching your weight.

Here are some rough counts, but if you want to find the exact number of calories in your favorite drink, check out the What's in your drink section.

  • 1.5 ounces of distilled spirit: 97 calories
  • 5 ounces of white wine: 120 calories
  • 5 ounces of red wine: 125 calories
  • 12 ounces of beer: 153 calories

 

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