Delicious But Not Nutritious: Think Twice About These Common Alcoholic Beverages

Whether you’re sitting on the beach with a freshly-blended piña colada or you enjoyed a few brews from the latest craft brewery with your buddies, there’s hardly any doubt that drinking alcohol is just flat out enjoyable. However, does drinking come with a price? Nearly anyone who’s ever imbibed would agree that yes, alcohol does have some nasty effects.

Don’t get us wrong here, either — we’re not exclusively referring to having one too many, and we’re also not condoning any sort of reckless, excessive consumption of alcohol. Due to the high sugar content in many alcoholic drinks, in addition to a myriad of other additives and things that your body probably doesn’t want inside of it, you really can feel worse off of what’s legally and socially accepted as a “moderate” amount of alcohol. Seriously.

Helping You Steer Of Alcohol’s Unwanted Qualities

To further cement the obvious, no one enjoys a pounding headache, sensitivity to sound and light, an upset stomach, or any of the other less-than-desirable effects that post-alcohol consumption offers. Fortunately, there is a refreshing, low-calorie and low-sugar alternative to conventional alcoholic beverages. That’s where Kombucha Cocktails comes in!

Looking For The Best Alcohol To Drink On A Diet? Think Kombucha Cocktails!

With four delicious flavors conveniently packaged in a ready to go can, our kombucha drinks with alcohol are nothing shy of outstanding. Kombucha Cocktails believes that you should feel good about what you’re putting into your body, but you should also have fun and enjoy life. While a life without any alcohol is great and we fully support that notion, the reality is that people enjoy partaking — so why not drink better and smarter?

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Below, Kombucha Cocktails is going to cover some typically overseen alcoholic beverages that, while delicious, are packed with tons of sugar and other unwanted things for your body. Let’s take a look.

Piñada Coladas

We love rum just as much as anyone else — that’s why we created our spin on the classic Dark & Stormy with the Steadfast Stormy. While absolutely delicious, piñada coladas should probably be treated more like a dessert than a beverage that you can blow through just to have another. Most tempting to partake in on a cruise ship, beachside or other tropical-type setting, piña coladas are typically made with rum, coconut cream, coconut milk, pineapple juice, and ice.

Though rum isn’t much worse than whiskey or gin from a caloric standpoint, it is a little heavier in the sugar department. The coconut cream is really what gets you in the way of calories. The typical piña colada usually nets around 650 calories or more. That’s considerably more than the 576 calories from a Big Mac! Yikes.


A delicious holiday libation, how could we possibly bash this special beverage? Sadly, eggnog is a one-lane drive down cholesterol lane, offering 122 percent of your daily allotment in just one drink. That’s due to the combination of brandy, cream, eggs, milk, sugar, and spices. Perhaps eggnog is one of the main contributors to the classic holiday weight gain dynamic, though a hefty Thanksgiving meal is probably more responsible for kicking that off more than anything else.

Long Island Iced Tea

OK, we know what you’re thinking: of course a beverage with vodka, tequila, rum, gin, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, and cola is wildly unhealthy — and at large enough quantities, absolutely lethal. You’d be correct. However, aside from the crazy mix of different types of liquor alone, the sheer amount of calories is another thing to be concerned about for those who decided to take a ride on the diet train: you’re looking at around 780 calories per Long Island Iced Tea!

That’s all thanks to the sweet and sour mix and the cola, which almost always contain a generous amount of high-fructose corn syrup. Next time, consider sticking to one type of alcohol at a time…or opting for our much better alternative!

Sweetened Malt Beverages

Common examples include Smirnoff Ice, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and the ever-infamous Four Loko. Starting out as sprouted barley due to the fact that they’re malt beverages, the true problem lies in how sweet these beverages are. An 11.2-ounce bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade boats some 30 grams of sugar, and while Smirnoff Ice doesn’t contain any actual sugar, it is completely loaded with artificial sweeteners that just aren’t good for you. If you’ve ever had more than one of these drinks at a time, then you can most likely relate to how bad they can make you feel.

Choose The Better, Low-Calorie Alternative With Kombucha Cocktails

Low in calories, low in sugars, gluten-free, and it’s got your daily fill of antioxidants and probiotics? Sign us up! That’s the advantage with Kombucha Cocktails. Try our delicious flavors today and experience our low-calorie cocktails for yourself!

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