Nutrition and Your Health:
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
PART E: TRANSLATING THE SCIENCE INTO DIETARY GUIDANCE
Table E-3. Estimated Caloric Content of Alcoholic Beverages*
Information on some typical drinks requested and consumed by
Americans was collected from several online sources. An Internet
search identified a Web site with consistent dietary information
and recipes (www.drinksmixer.com).
Other potential resources (e.g., trade associations, consumer
groups, company web sites) yielded little or no information on
the caloric content of mixed drinks (made with liquor).
*Caloric content will vary by recipe. +Anheuser-Busch website. Available
Accessed on June 2, 2004. ++Drinkmixer Web site. Available
Accessed on June 2, 2004. +++Calorie King. Available at:
Accessed on June 2, 2004. ++++Recipe provided by www.webtender.com
as "typical rum and coke recipe." Serving size is based on the
recipe and calorie information was calculated with Coca-Cola calorie
information and rum.