Be Drink Aware !
The government advises that people should not regularly drink more than the daily unit guidelines of 3-4 units of alcohol for men (equivalent to a pint and a half of 4% beer) and 2-3 units of alcohol for women (equivalent to a 175 ml glass of wine). ‘Regularly’ means drinking every day or most days of the week.
Calories in alcohol
The alcohol unit calculator shows you the number of calories in the alcohol you have consumed. Many people are very surprised by the number of calories in alcoholic drinks - it is easy to make the mistake of thinking that drinks are calorie-free. Learn more about the calories in alcohol.
What is an alcohol unit?
One alcohol unit is measured as 10ml or 8g of pure alcohol. This equals one 25ml single measure of whisky (ABV 40%), or a third of a pint of beer (ABV 5-6%) or half a standard (175ml) glass of red wine (ABV 12%).
Find out more about alcohol units and measures. For more information on the impact drinking can have on your health, take a look at our Effects of alcohol page. If you're worried about your drinking, you should consult your GP.
Can’t find your drink?
Work out your alcohol units for yourself with this handy sum: Strength (ABV) x Volume (ml) divided by 1000 = No. of units.
E.g. Pint of Stella: 4.8 x 568 divided by 1000 = 2.7
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