Unit & Calorie Calculator
Want to know what's in your drinks? Easy - just tell us a few things about what you drank and our unit and calorie calculator will work out the number of alcohol units and calories you consumed.
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The government advises that people should not regularly drink more than the lower risk 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.
Being high in sugar means alcohol can contain lots of calories - seven calories a gram in fact. That's almost as must as pure fat. Calories from alcohol are 'empty calories', they have no nutritional value.
Learn more about the calories in alcohol including ways to reduce the calorie content of your alcoholic drinks.
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) divided by 1000 = No. of units.
E.g. Pint of Stella: 4.8 x 568 divided by 1000 = 2.7
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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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