Regular vodka can have a particularly strong flavor — but add a dash of fruit or vanilla flavoring and suddenly it becomes much more palatable.
Flavored vodkas are available in tastes ranging from green apple to raspberry to blueberry, and make excellent mixers in cocktails.
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Usually, the calories in flavored vodka (as well as the carbs in flavored vodka) don't differ from those in regular vodka, as all vodkas are made by fermenting grains including rye, wheat, barley or corn — but sometimes it varies with flavors and brands.
A single shot of flavored vodka, which is about 1.5 ounces, contains:
- 96 calories
- 0 grams of carbs
A standard 1.5-ounce drink is about 40 percent alcohol — also known as "80 proof" — according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. As the proof (or alcohol content) of the vodka increases, so does the number of calories; as the proof decreases, the number of calories also decreases.
Here's a closer look at the calories and carb counts in different brands of vodka.
Smirnoff Flavored Vodkas
That said, sometimes there can be more calories in flavored vodkas (and more carbs in flavored vodkas) than regular vodkas. Here are the calories and carbohydrate counts in some of Smirnoff's flavored vodkas.
Calories in Smirnoff Flavored Vodkas
Calories in 1 shot (1.5 oz)
Carbs in 1 shot (1.5 oz)
Smirnoff Green Apple Drink
In addition to flavored vodka, Smirnoff also makes an Ice Green Apple cooler, which is a malt beverage. According to Calorie King, one 12-ounce serving contains:
- 252 calories
- 40 grams of carbs
The Smirnoff Green Apple alcohol content is at 4.5 percent. Green apple flavors are also used in a wide range of mixed drinks, such as martinis and appletinis.
Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka
Most of the calories in Smirnoff Vanilla vodka come from alcohol and the drink has 35 percent alcohol by volume, which is lower than most pure vodkas. One shot has:
- 92 calories
- 1 grams of carbs
If you're not going to be drinking Smirnoff Vanilla shots and you're tracking calories or carbs, remember to consider the mixer you choose. A sweet mixer that complements the vanilla flavor is likely to be higher in sugar and calories.
Smirnoff Blueberry Vodka
According to Fitbit, a single shot of flavored Smirnoff blueberry vodka, which is about 1.5 ounces, contains:
- 95 calories
- 1 gram of carbs
Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka Drink
Smirnoff's Ice Raspberry cooler has about:
- 248 calories
- 40 grams of carbs
Smirnoff's Ice Raspberry Burst is a ready-to-drink flavored malt beverage that contains 4.5 percent alcohol. The calories in these Smirnoff raspberry vodka drinks come from alcohol and sugar.
Smirnoff Cherry Vodka Drink
Smirnoff Ice Black Cherry is a ready-to-drink flavored malt beverage that contains 4.5 percent alcohol. Per 12-ounce serving, Smirnoff's Ice Black Cherry cooler contains:
- 231 calories
- 35 grams of carbs
Smirnoff Cranberry Vodka Drink
According to Calorie King, a 12-ounce serving of Smirnoff's Ice Cranberry cooler contains about:
- 257 calories
- 38 grams of carbs
Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka Drink
According to Calorie King, a 12-ounce serving of Smirnoff's Ice Watermelon cooler has:
- 235 calories
- 37 grams of carbs
Vodkas are made by fermenting grains but manufacturers may use essences of citrus or other fruits, such as orange or blueberries, to flavor vodka.
Stoli Ohranj is an orange-flavored vodka made by Stolichnaya. A Russian vodka with strong orange scents, it also contains hints of other citrus flavors, including tangerine, mandarin and kumquat. It contains about 40 percent alcohol (80 proof).
A single shot of Stoli orange vodka, which is about 1.5 ounces, contains around:
- 100 calories
- 0 grams of carbs
This is likely similar to the number of calories in orange vodka in general. For example, Gordon's Orange Vodka contains about 81 calories and 2 grams of carbs per 1.5 ounce, according to Calorie King.
Per 1.5-ounce shot. Stoli Blueberry Vodka (35 percent alcohol) has:
- 103 calories
- 0 grams of carbs
None of the blueberry vodka calories comes from fat. In general, both regular vodka and blueberry vodka contain no fat, no protein, no sodium, no cholesterol, no fiber and no sugar.
If you're using orange or blueberry vodka in a cocktail, keep in mind that stirring in soda or juice can add even more calories. If you're watching your weight, you can consider mixing it with zero-calorie soda or low-calorie juice.
UV Blue Vodka
UV Vodka is a raspberry-flavored vodka that's made with vine-ripened raspberries. A single shot of UV Blue Vodka, which is 1.5 ounces, contains:
- 100 calories
- 7 grams of carbs
UV Blue Vodka calories come strictly from alcohol. There is no fat, protein, cholesterol, sodium, potassium or protein in UV Blue Vodka.
While you can use it to make martinis and other mixed drinks, you can also mix it with seltzer water to cut down on calories.
Cherry-flavored vodka shots are a popular drink. But cherry-flavored vodka is also used in mixed drinks, like cocktails, to add a sweet taste.
Absolut Cherry Vodka
Skyy Cherry Vodka
Burnett’s Cherry Vodka
Mixing this vodka with fruit juices or soda may boost its nutritional or caloric value, however.
A Rococo cocktail, for instance, combines cherry vodka with triple sec and 1 ounce of orange juice. Depending on the type of orange juice brand you use, 1 ounce of orange juice nets about 14 calories.
Vodka Cruiser is a ready-to-drink Australian vodka brand that comes in a range of flavors, including raspberry, pineapple, guava, strawberry and more. The number of calories in Vodka Cruisers varies depending on the flavor. Also available are sugar-free flavors, which have fewer calories.
According to Calorie King Australia, each bottle of Vodka Cruiser (about 175 mL or 6 ounces) contains around:
- 173 calories
- 25 grams of carbs
The Vodka Cruiser Sugar-Free has 0 grams of carbohydrates. Vodka Cruisers have an alcohol content of 4.6. percent.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism "What Is a Standard Drink?"
- Calorie King: "Smirnoff Vodka Pre-Mix, Twist of Green Apple (35% alc.)"
- Calorie King: "Smirnoff Vodka Pre-Mix, Twist of Vanilla (35% alc.)"
- Calorie King: "Smirnoff Vodka Pre-Mix, Twist of Raspberry (35% alc.)"
- Calorie King: "Smirnoff Vodka Pre-Mix, Twist of Black Cherry (35% alc.)"
- Calorie King: "Smirnoff Vodka Pre-Mix, Twist of Cranberry (35% alc.)"
- Calorie King: "Smirnoff Vodka Pre-Mix, Twist of Watermelon (35% alc.)"
- Calorie King: "Smirnoff Twisted V, Green Apple (5% alc.)"
- Calorie King: "Smirnoff Twisted V, Raspberry (5% alc.)"
- Calorie King: "Smirnoff Twisted V, Black Cherry (5% alc.)"
- Calorie King: "Smirnoff Twisted V, Cranberry (5% alc.)"
- Calorie King: "Smirnoff Twisted V, Watermelon (5% alc.)"
- MyFitnessPal: "Stoli - Vodka Orange"
- Calorie King: "Gordon's Orange Vodka (30% alc.)"
- Fitbit: "Nutritional Information, Diet Info and Calories in Blueberry Vodka from Smirnoff"
- MyFitnessPal: "Skyy - Vodka Skyy Cherry"
- MyFitnessPal: "Burnetts - Cherry Vodka"
- UV Vodka: "UV BLUE"
- Absolut: "Cherry Vodka"