Want to know what's in your drinks? Easy - just tell us a few things about what you drank and our unit calculator will work out the number of alcohol units and calories you consumed.
Find out how many units and calories are in your drinks and get personalised feedback about how likely you are to be at risk from the effects of alcohol.
What did you drink on Friday?
The government advises that people should not regularly drink more than the daily unit guidelines of 3-4 units of alcohol for men (equivalent to a pint and a half of 4% beer) and 2-3 units of alcohol for women (equivalent to a 175 ml glass of wine). ‘Regularly’ means drinking every day or most days of the week.
Calories in alcohol
The alcohol unit calculator shows you the number of calories in the alcohol you have consumed. Many people are very surprised by the number of calories in alcoholic drinks - it is easy to make the mistake of thinking that drinks are calorie-free. Learn more about the calories in alcohol.
What is an alcohol unit?
One alcohol unit is measured as 10ml or 8g of pure alcohol. This equals one 25ml single measure of whisky (ABV 40%), or a third of a pint of beer (ABV 5-6%) or half a standard (175ml) glass of red wine (ABV 12%).
Find out more about alcohol units and measures. For more information on the impact drinking can have on your health, take a look at our Effects of alcohol page. If you're worried about your drinking, you should consult your GP.
Can’t find your drink?
Work out your alcohol units for yourself with this handy sum: Strength (ABV) x Volume (ml) ÷ 1000 = No. of units.
E.g. Pint of Stella: 4.8 x 568 ÷ 1000 = 2.7
Daily unit guidelines
You should not regularly exceed:Find out how many units are in your favourite drink
Calories in alcohol
You may be suprised exactly how many calories are in your favourite drinks.More about calories in alcohol
What is a unit?
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