You better watch out! Celebrating the holiday season with family and friends often means having a festive drink or two. But oh, can those calories add up quickly! Feast your eyes on the stats from these holiday favorites – they just might put you in the mood for one of the season’s best qualities – sharing.
Hot-Buttered Rum: With a combination of brown sugar, butter, rum, and whipped cream, no wonder a cup has 418 calories and 17 grams of fat – Yikes! [webmd.com]
Eggnog: A seasonal favorite – with alcohol, 8 ounces has 394 calories; skip the booze and it’s 343 calories and 19 grams of fat, including 11.3 grams of saturated fat. [thecaloriecounter.com]
Peppermint Hot Chocolate (hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps): 6 ounces of this chocolatey minty goodness will set you back 203 calories and 3.7 grams of fat. [drinksmixer.com]
3 lesser evils
Mulled Red Wine: 5 ounces – 125 calories [mayoclinic.com]
Spiced Apple Cider: 8 ounces – 117 calories [recipezaar.com]
Irish Coffee: 9 ounces – 160 calories [drinksmixer.com]
Gotta be careful out there! My favorite holiday drink is good ol’ hot chocolate (I also like it with a little peppermint extract instead of schnapps) – and I’ll only have one, thank you!
What’s your favorite?