Are There Carbs in Vodka?


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Vodka does not contain carbohydrates, sugars, fat, protein or sodium because it is pure alcohol. An ounce of 80-proof vodka contains 64 calories. Alcoholic beverages that have been distilled to the point that they are pure alcohol contain only calories.

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Other liquors that have no carbohydrates are gin, whiskey and rum. Drinkers concerned about carbohydrate intake should consider the mixer that is used. Many mixers are high in sugar, calories and carbohydrates. Lemon juice, lime juice, diet sodas and sugar-free drinks are all good mixers for a low-carbohydrate cocktail. One easy cocktail combines an ounce of rum with a can of chilled diet cola for a beverage with no carbohydrates and 64 calories.

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