The summer frozen drink season is just beginning, so here is a look at calorie counts in some popular summer alcoholic drinks.
Today’s special is a frozen margarita.
DietFacts.com lists the following calorie counts. They vary according to who is making the drink.
A frozen strawberry margarita at the Olive Garden restaurant chain comes in at 340 calories and no fat. So one would be about a seventh of an average man’s daily calorie requirement, not bad. Going beyond two, though, would mean one less meal for the day to balance out the calories from the drinks. Alternatively, some extra time on the treadmill would burn off those calories.
A frozen margarita at Red Lobster, according to DietFacts, comes in at a higher calorie count of 470 and also has a lot more sodium, 590 mg compared with only 25 mg at Olive Garden.
Other sites list a wide range of calorie counts for the drink, as high as one saying 740 for another chain’s drink. This summer specialty seems a tougher one to pin down calorie-wise; making your own at home likely will mean fewer calories since you’ll control the ingredients.