Did you know a glass of mulled wine contains the same calories as three pieces of chocolate orange? Check out the calories and units in the top festive drinks.
Bucks Fizz. Eggnog. Mulled wine. For 11 months of the year, they wouldn’t be top of your shopping list. But when December hits, bottles start flying off the shelves.
Whilst Christmas is all about enjoying yourself it’s important to keep an eye on what you’re drinking during the festivities so that you don’t regularly exceed the low risk drinking guidelines for men and women of no more than 14 units a week and put on any extra Christmas plump in the process.
Our handy guide to Christmas drinks will help you stay within the guidelines and stop you from piling on the pounds.
Units: 1.5 units in a 125ml glass
Equivalent to: 2 pigs in blankets
Units: 0.9 units in a small (50ml) thimble glass (17.5% strength)
Equivalent to: small slice of chocolate log
Units: 2.3 units in a 175ml glass
Equivalent to: three pieces of chocolate orange.
Irish cream liqueur (Baileys etc)
Units: 0.9 units in 50ml measure
Equivalent to: two mini mince pies
Units: One per (25ml) measure of 40% brandy
Equivalent to: 3 cocktail sausages.
Want to know how many units and calories are in other alcoholic drinks? Our Unit and Calorie Calculator has all the information you need.