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10 Holiday Drinks to Avoid

Cup of holiday eggnogHere are 10 of the highest-calorie drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, that you're likely to come across this holiday season.

  1. Peppermint Mocha (coffeehouse) made with whole milk and whipped cream.
    Per 16-ounce serving: 470 calories
  2. Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino (coffeehouse), made with pumpkin spice flavors, milk, ice, and whipped cream.
    Per 16-ounce serving: 470 calories
  3. Hot Buttered Rum, made with butter, brown sugar, spices, whipped cream, and rum.
    Per serving: 418 calories
  4. White Russian, made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and 1 1/2 ounces liquid light whipping cream.
    Per serving: 355 calories (or 286 if you use half-and-half instead of whipping cream)
  5. Eggnog (regular store-bought, not including any added liquor)
    Per 1-cup serving: 350 calories
  6. Hot Chocolate (coffeehouse), made with steamed milk, mocha syrup, vanilla syrup, and whipped cream)
    Per 12-ounce serving: 320 calories
  7. Mud Slide, made with vodka, Kahlua, Bailey's Irish cream, and half-and-half.
    Per 4-ounce serving: 295 calories
  8. Martini
    Per typical serving (2 1/2 ounces gin, 1/2 ounce vermouth, 1 cup ice, and 1 green olive): 185 calories
  9. Champagne
    Per 1-cup serving: 182 calories
  10. Sparkling Cider
    Per 8-ounce serving: 140 calories


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