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What are the calories in hard liquor?

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The number of calories in a typical serving of hard alcohol depends on the percent of alcohol by volume. Hard liquor types include vodka, tequila, gin and whiskey.

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Beer, wine, sake and hard cider do not count as hard liquor. A typical serving of alcohol is 1.5 ounces, which is the same size as a typical shot. Some examples of the calorie count in hard liquor include Jose Cuervo Especial (Gold), which is 40 percent alcohol (80 proof) and has 96 calories; Bacardi 151 Rum, which is 75.5 percent alcohol (151 proof) and has 183 calories; Bombay Sapphire Gin, which is 47 percent alcohol (94 proof) and has 97 calories; and Grey Goose Vodka, which is 40 percent alcohol (80 proof) and has 97 calories.

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