With party season in full swing, some of us may be drinking slightly more than we’re used to and likely teetering over the 14 units per week mark.
With a whole host of different drinks and glass sizes, from shots to pints – and don’t get us started on bottles – it’s easy to get confused about how many units are in your drink.
So, as your diaries begin to fill up with a whole manner of social engagements, we’ve spared some time to round up exactly what’s in the nation’s favourite drinks so you can sip sensibly this festive season.
175ml (that’s a medium glass) of vino will set you back around 133 calories and 2.5 units, according to Drinkaware.
The UK’s most-favoured drink packs in a hefty 182 calories and 2.3 units for just ONE pint.
Another beloved booze here in the UK, a 125ml glass of Prosecco or champagne totals 1.5 units and 89 calories.
You’ll be sipping away 300 calories and 2 units with just ONE Espresso Martini. That’s equivalent to 1 cheeseburger (and not the one you’re going to tuck into on the way home)!
Shockingly, just one pint of 4.5% cider contains a whopping 216 calories and 2.3 units. Who would’ve thought cider was so calorific?
Gin and diet tonic
1 single gin and diet tonic has just 55 calories and 1 unit – a better alcoholic drink choice for those drinking responsibly.
Vodka and diet coke
Another better-for-you option is a single vodka and diet coke. One glass of this classic is again 55 calories and 1 unit.
Small but mighty, 1 of these shots packs 130 calories and 1 unit, and usually marks the beginning of the end of your night.
Did we miss your drink? Head over to: Unit and Calorie Calculator | Drinkaware to find out exactly what is in your drink of choice.