How Many Calories Are in a Shot of Tequila?

In a shot of tequila that is a serving size of 1 1/2 ounces, there are approximately 104 calories. This amount of tequila also contains 8 grams of carbohydrates. A smaller serving size of 1 ounce has about 69 calories.

When mixers are added to tequila for cocktail drinks, the calories tend to increase due to the added sugar and fruit juices. For example, a 12-ounce margarita cocktail that contains tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and margarita mix can have 540 calories. Similarly, cocktails like a matador or tequila sunrise can contain more calories because of the added ingredients.

Tequila is an alcoholic beverage made from the agave plant. It is a popular drink in Mexico. There are different categories of tequila, such as anejo and white tequila. While white tequila is unaged and placed in stainless steel containers, anejo is an aged tequila that is stored in oak barrels.