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From New Delhi, India:

What is the sugar content in different kinds of alcohol? Which kind of alcohol has the lowest sugar content in it?


That's a good question. Here is a breakdown of the carb content of various alcoholic beverages:

regular beer 12 ounces 11-15 grams
80 proof liquor 0.5 ounces 0 grams
liqueur 1.5 ounces 10-25 grams
dry white wine 4 ounces 1-2 grams
sweet wine 4 ounces 7 grams
wine cooler 12 ounces 12-17 grams
bloody mary 5 ounces 5 grams
dry martini 2.5 ounces 2 grams

A cautionary reminder: the American Diabetes Association recommends no more than one drink per day for women and no more than two drinks per day for men. A drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 4 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of a hard liquor. Check blood sugars before drinking as well as after drinking and combine food with alcohol as it can cause hypoglycemia.


Original posting 25 Nov 2002
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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