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How many calories are in vodka?

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A 1.5-ounce jigger of 80-proof vodka has approximately 96 calories, while 1.5 ounces of 100-poof vodka contains approximately 123 calories. Vodka contains no fat, carbohydrates or protein.

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Vodka is usually made by distilling fermented grains or potatoes, although some vodka brands use sugars or fruits. Traditionally served neat, vodka is also used in many mixed drinks and cocktails, such as the vodka tonic, vodka martini, Bloody Mary, Black or White Russian, greyhound and screwdriver. All vodkas sold in the United States must have at least 40 percent alcohol by volume, while European vodka must be al least 37.5 percent alcohol by volume.

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