- slice of lemon or lime
- salt for the rim
- 1.5 oz. tequila
- 1 oz. Cointreau or triple sec (orange liqueur)
- .5 oz. lime juice (fresh squeezed)
The energy in alcohol is 7 kcals/gram. The energy in lime juice is 4 kcals/gram. Here, we have 2.5 oz. of alcohol, which equals 70.874 grams. We also have .5 oz. of lime juice, which equals 14.175 grams.
70.874 grams x 7 kclas/gram = 496 kcals (calories)
14.175 grams x 4 kcals/gram = 56 kcals (calories)
496 kcals + 56 kcals = 552 kcals (calories)
So, this tiny little glass contains 552 calories. Wow! Can you imagine what that gigantic margarita contains? Close to 3,000 calories.
Just like sweets and fats that need to be consumed sparingly, the same goes for alcohol.