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Calories in tequila

Tequila is certainly one drink that people just never seem to get “sick” and tired of. But, pleasure is not the only thing tequila fans get from this fiery drink. Another thing to have in mind as well is the calorie count.

Brief history

The place of origin is considered to be none other than the city of Tequila, and it's use dates back to the 16th century.  It is made from blue agave cactus plant and can be purchased in different varieties as follows: white tequila (i.e. tequila blanco/plata), gold tequila (i.e. tequila joven/oro), rested tequila (i.e. tequila reposado), aged tequila (i.e. tequila añejo) and extra aged tequila (i.e. tequila extra añejo).

Calories revealed

Even though many are baffled by this, tequila, as such, has a fairly high calorie count. For this reason, it is always recommended, to drink it in moderate amounts and not overdo it, since it can cause not only unwanted hangover, but also unwanted calorie buildup. Getting down to numbers, the nutritional information regarding tequila (1.5 fl. Oz) look like this:

 

  • Calories count – 97 (daily value 0%)
  • Total carbs count – 20 g (daily value 0%)
  • Sugar counts – 0 g
  • Cholesterol counts – 0 mg (daily value 0%)
  • Sodium counts – 20 mg (daily value less than 1.0%)
  • Protein counts – 0 mg (daily value 0%)
  • Calcium counts – 0 mcg (daily value 100%)
  • Potassium counts – 0.8 mg (daily value 0%)
  • Alcohol counts – 11.3 g (daily value 40%)

 

As far as the calorie counts of specific tequila brands are concerned, the list goes as follows: 

 

  • 1 ml of ordinary tequila contains 2 calories;
  • 1 oz of Patron Silver Tequila contains as much as 69 calories;
  • 1 oz of Jose Cuervo Clasico Silver Tequila contains 69 calories;
  • 1 oz of Sauza Tequila Gold contains 69 calories;
  • 1 serving of Margarita’ Tequila, Limencello, Orange Liquer, Simple Syrup and Lime Juice contains astonishing 374 calories;
  • 1 serving of Margarita Cadillac (made with tequila, grand marnier, triple sec and bode daddys margarita mix) contains 316 calories;
  • 1 oz Cabo Wabo Anejo Tequila has 69 calories;
  • 1 oz Grr’s Tequila Sunrise has 340 calories;
  • 1 oz Classic Margarita Cocktail has 218 calories;
  • 4 oz Tequila Sunrise have 253 calories;
  • 1 oz 1800 Tequila has 69 calories;
  • 1 oz Cabo Wabo Tequila Blanco has 65 calories;
  • 1 oz of Tequila Rose has 75 calories;
  • 1 serving Archer Farms Tequila Lime Salsa Medium has 15 calories. 

 

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