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Jul 18, 2005 06:34 PM


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Does anyone know of a comprehensive source for nutrition/dietary counts for alcohol? In particular I am curious about Campari, what is the carb count per ounce. All of the calorie/food count books I have ignore aperitifs altogether. I know that most of these bitter beverages have sugar in them but I'd sure like to know how much before I pour myself a Malaria Killer and wreck what I have managed for the day even though I am using diet tonic.

No slams or arguments about low carb eating please, for some of us it is the best way to control our weight. Each to their own. And too much bandwith has been wasted on it.

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  1. Found this, not sure if it is exactly the Campari product you are interested in.


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    1. re: Chino Wayne

      I'd email them.

      I LC too and have emailed a few beer companies and they've been very responsive about providing me the nutrional info. I have tons of LC links you're welcome to have, but none have alcohol info - I don't think there's a comprehensive list out there.

      1. re: ohmeohmy


        I should have googled better

        1 oz:

        Calories 80 ( Kilojoules 334 )

        % Daily
        Total Fat 0 g 0%
        Saturated Fat - 0%
        Cholesterol - 0%
        Sodium 0 mg 0%
        Total Carbohydrates 8.1 g 3%
        Dietary Fibre 0 g 0%
        Sugars 0 g
        Protein 0 g
        Note: A dash indicates no data is available.

        1. re: ohmeohmy

          Thank you! I've been wondering about the carb content of liquor/spirits myself but hadn't gotten around to googling. Interestingly, Atkins shows red wine as having more carbs than white wine, while this link shows the opposite.

          1. re: MMRuth

            Makes sense to me, since this is a link to a "down under" web site, where everything is reversed, like the seasons. ;-)


            1. re: MMRuth

              Since many red wines, especially Zinfandel, has a higher alcohol content than white wines, it is not suprising that it has a higher calorie count.

              1. re: MMRuth
                JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

                Something worth noting- all base spirits (vodka, gin, tequila, whisky, even rum) are carb-free. So, a gin and diet tonic will have 0 grams of carbohydrates.


                1. re: JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

                  Which is what I had after finding out the carb count of Campari. Now, I managed to buy more gin today but somehow forgot to pick up more diet tonic. Sigh! The new issue of Saveur arrived yesterday and there is an article on Nantucket. On the cover and in the article is a G&T made with fresh mint along with the lime. Looks good to me!

                  1. re: Candy

                    So, Campari turns out to be as bad as I feared. (I'm not low-carbing but I am on Weight Watchers.) However, I find that you can use a little bit of Campari in a gin or vodka drink (can you say "Negroni?) and get a bigger flavor bang for your buck. Campari is not only fattening but around here it is very expensive.

                    Maybe try gin or vodka tonic with a little Campari?

                    1. re: bibi rose

                      Maybe a half oz. for some color and a bit of that nice bitterness? It is not cheap here either but I happened to notice a bottle stored with other items we don't use too much down stairs yesterday and thought hmmm I've not had a Malaria Killer in a long time and then went to search out the carb count.

                      I'm making a Chambord Panna Cotta this week for a bridal shower and I'd not bought any Chambrd in a long time. Ouch! on the price, the small bottle was over $20.00 and the recipe calls for a full cup.

        2. would you post the recipe for the Malaria Killer?

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          1. re: edinaeats

            It is just an oz. or two of Campari, ice and topped off with (in my case) diet Scheweppes Tonic. Quite bitter and refreshing.

          2. It's simple: 1 ounce of alcohol= 105 calories. 12 oz. of beer 150 calories. Best way to watch one's weight is limiting caloric consumption.

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            1. re: beevod

              For you. I count carbs.