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How Many Calories Are in a Shot of Triple Sec?

author image Linda Tarr Kent
Linda Tarr Kent is a reporter and editor with more than 20 years experience at Gannett Company Inc., The McClatchy Company, Sound Publishing Inc., Mach Publishing, MomFit The Movement and other companies. Her area of expertise is health and fitness. She is a Bosu fitness and stand-up paddle surfing instructor. Kent holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Washington State University.
How Many Calories Are in a Shot of Triple Sec?
Triple Sec has more calories than regular liquor. Photo Credit: Bogdanhoda/iStock/Getty Images

You may enjoy the taste of Triple Sec or you may use it in a mixed drink such as a margarita. This liqueur has more calories in it than does a shot of regular liquor, even though Triple Sec packs less of an alcohol punch.

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A 1.5-oz. shot of liqueur such as Triple Sec has about 188 calories. In contrast, the same size serving of tequila, vodka or other hard alcohol has about 98 calories.


Liqueurs have a higher amount of sugar in them than do other types of alcohol such as wine, beer or regular liquor. Triple Sec has almost 11g of sugar per ounce. Hard alcohol does not generally have sugar in it.


Triple Sec has less alcohol by volume than hard liquor. It is 60-proof, meaning it is 30 percent alcohol by volume. Hard liquor often is 80-proof, or 40 percent alcohol by volume.

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