How Many Calories in a Caesar Alcoholic Drink?

A Caesar cocktail is an alcoholic drink that pairs vodka with Clamato juice and Tabasco and Worcestershire sauces. Depending on the proof of your vodka and the amount of Clamato juice you use, the calories in this cocktail may vary. Count on between 150 and 177 calories per serving.


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A Caesar cocktail is made with 1.5 ounces of vodka poured over a highball glass — typically 8 to 12 ounces — full of ice and filled with Clamato juice. Add a few dashes each of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces and garnish the drink with a stalk of celery, the DrinksMixer website instructs.

Calories in Vodka

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Nutrient Database, 1.5 oz. of vodka, also known as a "jigger," has a varying number of calories depending on its proof. A jigger of 80-proof vodka has 97 calories, while a jigger of 100-proof vodka has 124.

Other Calories

Pour 8 fluid ounces — 1 cup — of Clamato juice into your glass, and you add 50 calories to your Caesar cocktail. The number of calories in a few dashes of Worcestershire and Tabasco is so negligible it doesn't contribute to your drink's calories total; a small stalk of raw celery adds only 3 extra calories.

Discretionary Calories

The calories in alcohol, sweets and fatty foods are known as "discretionary calories" — calories you have left over after you eat a healthy diet. Most people don't have as many discretionary calories as they think, particularly if they don't get regular exercise. On average, a physically inactive adult female aged 31 to 50 can have 195 discretionary calories, and an adult male of the same age is allotted 290, according to the USDA.

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