Are you drinking your weight in calories? Each year, the holidays roll around and rich desserts, calorie-laden dishes and festive cocktails seem to work their way into every meal. It can be difficult to stay on course. Nevertheless, practice self-control as fellow partygoers indulge in a spread of holiday goodness. Even though many are keen on what foods to indulge in moderation like cookies, cakes, pies, puddings – the list goes on, they still may pack on pounds. Few are aware that some of the holiday’s most popular drinks are just as bad, if not worse than helping yourself to a second slice of pie. For a list of holiday cocktails that make the naughty list, check out the most popular holiday drinks ranked from most calories to least.
On average, this decadent, chocolatey cocktail – a mixture of Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and to top it off, vodka – packs a powerful punch – 625 calories! Can you say calorie bomb?
We all know that heavy cream, coffee-flavored liquor, and vodka make for one smooth-tasting libation. What you should also know is that this creamy cocktail packs one caloric punch. Anywhere from 257 to 500 calories, depending on serving size, to be exact!
Sure, creamy eggnog goes hand-in-hand with the holiday season. But, it won’t do any favors for your waistline. Created with whipped-cream, eggs, sugar and a bourbon mixture, this holiday staple typically contains 150 milligrams of cholesterol, 40 grams of sugar, 14 grams of fat and about 460 calories per serving.
Candy Cane Martini
Usually calling for a combo of cream, chocolate-based liqueur and simple syrup, it’s no wonder this cute cocktail adds up to around 298 calories per serving – in addition to 25 grams of sugar.