Lowest Calorie Alcohol Chart: Surprising Facts

Medically Reviewed By Kayla Loibl | Last Edited : November 14, 
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A common question among individuals who may, or may not have an addiction concern, is which drink has the lowest calorie alcohol. For many, the interest in low calorie drinks is healthy related.

If you are interested in learning more about calories found in alcohol, this link would be a good resource to review. This page would include caloric drink charts including various wines, beers, hard seltzers and mixed beverages.

Another page that can be helpful to you would be physical effects of calories in alcohol. Many find that this page can help provide a better understanding for how our bodies metabolize calories in alcoholic beverages.

This page will build on the information on the first link with additional charts including lowest calorie liquor chart.

What are the Benefits to Low Calorie Drinks?

Before we get into what drinks have lower calories, let’s take a minute to talk about what the benefits are to choosing a drink with lower calories.

One factor would be that calories coming from alcohol has little, if any, nutritional benefit. You may be able to argue a slight benefit depending on what a drink is made with (for example, fruit juice), however most drinks provide no substantial benefit to our health.

As a result, calories from alcoholic drinks are commonly referred to as “empty calories”. If we consume more calories than we burn in a day, then we would store the calories which can lead to weight gain.

So the benefit of lower calorie drinks is that you are avoiding some of the unnecessary calories in drinks. Many liquors can be mixed with soda’s, however choosing a mixer like seltzer, or soda water, would be a lower calorie choice as they have zero calories.

Low calorie drinks does not correlate with a lower percentage of alcohol. This is important to remember, as some may not be aware. Another factor that contributes to having a lower calorie drink would be the serving size of the drink. The standard drink sizes may vary from what we can pour ourselves at home.

Drinks 100 Calories or Less

Obviously, some alcoholic beverages are more weight-friendly than others. Many individuals consider the amount of calories in their drinks when choosing beverages. The reasons can be different for each person. The following alcohol calorie chart includes mixed drinks that are 100 calories or less. Please keep in mind the serving size listed for each drink, as this may vary from drink to drink.

As shown below, rum mixed with diet coke has the lowest amount of calories for a single mixed drink. If a person was to have a drink such as rum neat or rum on the rocks, then the amount of calories would be lower than if it was mixed with soda. This is followed closely by the calories in vodka and diet coke. Dark rum and tequila drinks having a higher caloric count when compared to other drink options.

It's too easy to overdo it with alcoholic calories. While drinks mixed with diet sodas have a lower calorie count, there are other ingredients in the soda that can decreases its health benefits.

Lowest Calorie Liquor Chart

Drink Serving Size Calories
Vodka and Seltzer 12 ounce 65 Calories
Champagne 125 ml 86 Calories
Red Wine 175 ml 100 Calories
Scotch on the rocks 35 ml 80 Calories
Gin & Tonic Single (25 ml) 93 Calories
Vodka and Diet Soda Single (25 ml) 54 Calories
Rum and Diet Soda Single (25 ml) 52 Calories
Dark Rum Single (25 ml) 96 Calories
Tequila Single (25 ml) 97 Calories
Whiskey & Lemonade Single (25 ml) 82 Calories
Jack Daniels and Diet Coke Single (25 ml) 58 Calories
Southern Comfort and Lemonade Single (25ml) 84 Calories
Southern Comfort and Diet Lemonade Single (25ml) 60 Calories
Martini Rosso Single (50 ml) 70 Calories
Lambrini Bianco M/ Dry 150 ml bottle 82 Calories
Lambrini Bianco M/Dry 175 ml glass 96 Calories
Martini Bianco Single (50 ml) 73 Calories
Martini Extra Dry Single (50 ml) 48 Calories
Martini Extra Dry Double (100 ml) 95 Calories
Vermouth, Dry Single (50 ml) 54 Calories
Vermouth, Sweet Single (50 ml) 76 Calories


Beer’s That Are 100 Calories or Less

Similar to the section above, please be aware of the serving size being referenced with each calorie count.

The lowest calorie beer shown on the chart below would be Budweiser Select 55 with 55 calories per 12 oz serving. Many low calorie beers will fall between the 80-100 calorie range.

As individuals are becoming more mindful of the calories in their drinks, beer companies are competing with each other to develop lower calorie drink options.

This can be seen as a positive for individuals who are interested in lower calorie options. As time goes on, one can bet that there will be several new drink options that can be added to the chart.

Drink Serving Size Calories
Amstel Bier Lager ½ Pint 71 Calories
Amstel Light 12 oz bottle 92 Calories
Banks Bitter 1 Pint 85 Calories
Beck’s Premier Light 12 oz bottle 64 Calories
Best/Premium Bitter ½ Pint 99 Calories
Boddingtons Draught Bitter ½ Pint 94 Calories
Bud Ice ½ Pint 82 Calories
Budweiser Select 55 12 oz bottle 55 Calories
Busch Light 12 oz can 95 Calories
Carling ½ Pint 96 Calories
Carling Rock ½ Pint 94 Calories
Carlsberg Lager ½ Pint 91 Calories
Corona Light 12 oz bottle 100 Calories
Corona Premier 12 oz bottle 90 Calories
Fosters ½ Pint 97 Calories
Genesse Light 12 oz can 100 Calories
John Smiths Bitter ½ Pint 74 Calories
Laguintas Day Time IPA 12 oz can 98 Calories
Low Alcohol Bitter ½ Pint 37 Calories
Low Alcohol Bitter Pint Pint 74 Calories
Low Alcohol Lager ½ Pint 45 Calories
Low Alcohol Lager Pint 91 Calories
Michelob ULTRA 12 oz bottle 95 Calories
Michelob Ultra Amber 12 oz bottle 95 Calories
Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Organic Light Lager 12 oz bottle 85 Calories
Miller 64 12 oz bottle 64 Calories
Miller Light 12 oz can 96 Calories
Milwaukee’s Best Light 12 oz can 96 Calories
Natural Light 12 oz can 95 Calories
Premium Lager ½ Pint 82 Calories
Regular Lager ½ Pint 82 Calories
Regular Bitter ½ Pint 85 Calories
Saint Archer Gold Light Lager Beer 12 oz can 95 Calories
Sinner Ruby Redbird 12 oz bottle 95 Calories
Skol Lager ½ Pint 68 Calories
Slightly Mighty Lo-Cal IPA 12 oz can 95 Calories
Trophy Bitter ½ Pint 85 Calories
Whitebread Best Bitter ½ Pint 94 Calories

Hard Seltzers That Are 100 Calories or Less

Similar to the sections above, please be aware of the serving size being referenced with each calorie count.

The lowest calorie hard seltzer option would be Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water coming in with 88 Calories.

Drink Serving Size Calories
White Claw 355 ml 100 Calories
Bud Light Seltzer 355 ml 100 Calories
Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer 355 ml 90 Calories
Truly Hard Seltzer 355 ml 100 Calories
Corona Hard Seltzer 355 ml 90 Calories
Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water 355 ml 88 Calories

Concerning Signs from Drinking Alcohol

Alcohol is among the most widely-used psychoactive substances in the world. It could have powerful effects on a person’s mental state and mood. It is important to note the concerning signs for alcohol use. If you consume alcoholic drinks, do so responsible and in moderation. Individuals who drink alcohol regularly or consume larger quantities, are at a higher risk for developing health concerns and an addiction to alcohol.

Signs to be aware of would be:

· Drinking more than you initially intended

· Drinking more frequently than in the past

· Missing important family and social events

· Your drinking has a negative impact on your career

· Your drinking has a negative impact on your relationships

· Experiencing hangovers frequently

· Blacking out

If you, or someone you know, can identify with any of the above points, take time to do your research. These do not mean that an individual is an alcoholic, or will become an alcoholic. However, if you are experiencing negative consequences from your drinking it is worth exploring.

Talking to someone you trust could be a place to start. Some choose to talk about their concerns with their Primary Care Physician and hear their feedback. Others feel that attending therapy is a positive choice as this can help address other concerns that they may be facing.

There are other resources for those wishing to quit drinking; these can be used in conjunction with hypnosis or as stand-alone treatments:

If you found this page helpful, then the following may be of interest to you:

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Lead Writer/Reviewer : Kayla Loibl

Licensed Medical Health Professional 


I am a Mental Health Counselor who is licensed in both New York (LMHC) and North Carolina (LCMHC). I have been working in the Mental Health field since 2015. I have worked in a residential setting, an outpatient program and an inpatient addictions program. I began working in Long Island, NY and then in Guelph, Ontario after moving to Canada. Read More


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