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Drinking = good. Fat = bad.

Get Drunk Not Fat is a site that lists and ranks alcohol based on amount of included alcohol % versus calorie content. We have worked directly with beer, wine and liquor manufacturers to bring you the most accurate calorie and carbohydrate information.

Look, we all know that drinking heavily is bad for you but since that hasn’t stopped anyone from doing it, at least you can be aware of the ramifications of doing so. (Also, if you’re trying to get your date smashed off that new 55 calorie beer, you better grab a 20 pack.)

We are not doctors and are not recommending that any type of drinking is healthy or a part of a balanced diet. We also realize that the list is not complete. (Hey, we’re humans, not encyclopedias.) If you have information that you think we should have, please send it to us using the “Submit Alcohol” form.

Do you have something else to say? Do you want to pay lots of money for our service and/or advertise on this site? Please use the “Contact Us” form and get in touch with the staff. (We’re also open to accepting/trying free samples!)

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Question: How is the Calories from Alcohol determined? What is Calorie to Alcohol Ratio?
Answer: Calories from Alcohol is derived by taking a beverage’s Alcohol by Volume (ABV%) multiplied by the ratio of calories in pure ethanol vs. calories in that beverage.
For instance a 12 oz Budweiser contains 145 calories and contains 5.0% alcohol. If you multiply 0.05 x 1905.733 (calorie in 12oz pure ethanol) / 145 (calories in Budweiser) = 65.71%. The remaining 34.29% of calories are from carbs and protein in the beer.
Let’s look at another example of Bacardi 151. ABV is 75.5% and calories per 1.5oz is 183 calories. Pure ethanol is 238.21 calories per 1.5oz.
0.755 (ABV) x 238.21 (cals pure ethanol) / 183 (cals Bacardi 151) = 98.28% calories from alcohol.

Question: How did you determine the amount of calories in pure ethanol?
Answer: There are 7.1 calories per gram of ethanol http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=691502
First convert grams to ounces by a 28.3495 multiplier http://www.metric-conversions.org/weight/ounces-to-grams.htm
Next factor in the density of ethanol 0.789 g/cm3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol
7.1 x 28.3495 x 0.789 = 158.81 calories per ounce of pure ethanol


Question: How is the price calculated on getdrunknotbroke.com?
Answer: Let’s use the 80 proof Vodka example:

– $9.99 for 1.75 liter (price taken from national grocery store chain)
– 1.75 liter = 59.17 ounces
– 59.17 x 40% (alcohol content) = 23.67 ounces pure alcohol
– $9.99 / 23.67 oz = $0.422 per ounce of pure alcohol

Question: Your calorie information does not match what I find on some popular websites that list calorie information. Why is that?
Answer: Mostly because these sites are inaccurate! Whenever possible GDNF contacts the manufacturer directly to get the calorie and ABV information to ensure accuracy. If you have any questions on the accuracy of our data please use the “Contact Us” form and we will respond as soon as we can.
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  • RamenN00D

    Keep up the great work guys, love Get Drunk Not Fat!

  • Bob

    Best site I have found. You’re honest. I’ve been drinking Mad Dog and buying five liter boxes of wine. It takes a lot of that stuff and I still don’t really get a buzz. It’s very expensive but the main thing is I’m starting to look like a fat hog! I have to change my drinking habits. I hate being fat. I don’t eat that much but have been drinking gallons of wine. I wind up drinking the same amount of alcohol as if I bought rum but it gets spread out over the day which is why I never really get off. Thanks for your investigation into this matter.

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    • Brian Michael

      We also have some great healthy low cal alcoholic recipes at http://www.lowestcaloriealcohol.com

    • Gordon Freeman

      Drink vodka mixed in carbonated soda such as diet ginger ale. You will get a buzz after a few drinks. then stop, it won’t get better if you keep going. The carbonation pushes it into the bloodstream faster and creates buzz.

  • TheSheriff

    Great stuff, whenever i hear or think of a drink that im not sure on the healthiness, this is my go to site lol

  • Anna

    Can you give me the calorie content of Stroh 54 rum?



  • Nexar

    I thought more calories meant more fat. Where have I gone wrong? You are saying more calories is better…. or have I misunderstood again. hic!

    • R. Toby Richards

      More calories FROM ALCOHOL means less calories from the non-alcoholic ingredients (such as the malt in beer). Therefore more of the calories you consume are going toward getting you drunk. If you have less calories from alcohol, then you are getting more calories from the additives. Therefore, you are getting drunk by consuming unnecessary non-alcoholic calories.

    • Michael Edwards

      Calories are just units of energy that your body has stored. Most people need between a 2500-4000 calorie diet, depending on how your body is and what kind of work you do. American soldiers in WW2, for instance, had a ~4000 calorie diet, because they were fed incredibly well.

      Basically, not too much, but too much is better than not enough.

    • Brian Michael
  • R. Toby Richards

    How do carbs factor in to your grading scale?

  • Esther Angel

    This site is intelligent & insightful, It will help keep people healthy.

  • torrey225

    I’m trying to work out the units but the density is throwing me off. Why do you leave it at 158 kcal*g/oz*cm3. This seems wrong.

  • Kimbery

    Everclear, a pure grain alcohol, has the lowest calorie-to-alcohol ratio. 190 proof (White Lighting) as I like to call it mixing rule of thumb as far as I’m concerned is poured to party goers weight and as follows: amounts are for 190- proof (95% ABV) – 1 oz = 100lbs / 1.5oz = 150lb / 2oz = 200lb / 2.5oz = 250 / 3oz = 300lb – minus 1/4oz for ladies (approx 5oz Juice to each 1oz White Lightning) – 151 proof (Moonshine) will work fine also yet your party goers may increase drink consumption by one or two drinks to achieve their approx sweet spot of 0.06 – each 151 cocktail equals a lower % of BAC and in return increasing your workload as host via making or generating more cocktails and not to mention increased calorie consumption for party goers – Creating a Delicious White Lightning Cocktail (up to 200lb) to weight amount (refer to the above literature or reference guide for an more/less weight pour) – pour white lighten (2 oz.= 200lb) in a pint glass add 9 to 10 oz pineapple or grapefruit juice (white or red) – add ice to large shaker (Large Shaker – 30oz) ice cube amount ¼ full (6 to 7 typical ice cube tray size) combine the two together into the stainless steel 30 oz shaker. Cover with the pint glass and shake – 30 seconds to 1 minute or till shaker has condensation (Be creative and have fun, showing off your shaking abilities)-Uncouple glass from shaker and pour into a solo cup or a previously ice filled pint glass, discard ice when glass is cold (old school) and fill from shaker or pour into a fresh frozen pint (straight from the freezer as I do) – garish with (pineapple,lime, or lemon wedge, etc.) top off with smoothie straw and/or cocktail umbrella of there desired color and enjoy. – ¼ lime – or – 1 to 2 oz. of pineapple juice can be added or squeezed into white lighting before topping with Grapefruit Juice/Pineapple Juice/Cranberry Juice etc. for great added taste. White lighting is really about your pure fruit juice combinations – ladies really like pineapple juice and your NFL 300lb quality friends will love you even more because two and their done (they be in their sweet spot approx 0.06 and NOT feeling bloated) experiment with more juices even organic juices or even fresh squeezed – Word of Caution: never mix with anything but pure juice combinations – Remember your creating a sort of tincture so factory made/blended soft drinks (aspartame, high fructose corn sugar, etc) will make your party goers sick and you being a host, never forget alcohols diminishing point of return – because it tends to be a really clean buzz (attempt to count cocktails and remember to take keys when warranted) – and its not recommended to mix non-juice drinks they might blame the white lighting cocktail because they may be unfamiliar with it – example: “Oh, I’d like a jack and diet coke now” (refer to above) – the deadtender You wanna to try one these bad boys 🙂 (get your drink on)

  • Brian Michael

    Great site! We also have some great healthy low cal alcoholic recipes at http://www.lowestcaloriealcohol.com

  • bradley

    You have an error somewhere in your calculation. I’m looking at whiskeys, and at a glance you list Jack Daniel’s and Wild Turkey 80 proof as the same calories and same percent alcohol (both are 80 proof). If they have the same calories and alcohol, they must have the same score, but Jack Daniel’s scores higher than the Wild Turkey. Maybe an input error? I haven’t gone through and looked for other similar situations if they exist in your list.

    However, the overall list is very useful and an excellent tool for those of us looking to get the most buzz for our proverbial buck/calorie!!


  • Homeslice

    Corona has 4.6? In Mexico all the beers have the alcohol content listed on the label. Never saw a single one of the lighter colored ones over 3.6 (Pacifico)Are they brewing a stronger brew for export? Are your numbers wrong? Are their numbers wrong?

  • Tyler Hill

    Hi, I love this site but where can I source the information you get from, say, Goose island IPA, a division of In-Bev, who do not list their nutritional information? There are results from the internet that run from 151 calories to 312 but no hard facts

  • Phil

    Hey gents you have some unit issues with your calorie/oz calculation
    The correct equation is (7.1 cal/g)(.789 g/cm3)(29.575 cm3/fluid oz)= 165.67 cal/oz by volume.