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How many calories are in a vodka soda?

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Mixing vodka with soda can vary the calorie count considerably, as the cocktail being prepared may contain either calorie-free soda water, calorie-free diet soda or regular soda, which is not a calorie-free beverage. Vodka is an incredibly diverse drink, and it is used as the primary alcohol in many drinks and cocktails.

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How many calories are in a vodka soda?
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Calorie totals are generally not presented on most alcoholic beverages, however, the United States Department of Agriculture totals 64 calories per 1-ounce serving of 80-proof vodka. Many recipes call for 1 1/2 shots of vodka, which totals 3 ounces or 192 calories.

Aside from a non-alcoholic mixer, people have to consider how much vodka they plan to use when making a vodka soda and whether the soda base contains calories itself. A vodka soda can be a sensible drink option if a calorie-free, non-alcoholic base is used, and the amount of vodka used in the drink doesn't exceed the total amount of the non-alcoholic base.

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