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Worst summer cocktails
Feel like having a cool summer drink to beat the heat? Think again! These calorie-laden cocktails will have you packing on the pounds in no time. 

Wine Coolers

Malt liquors, like wine coolers, often taste lighter than other alcoholic beverages and therefore are easier to consume. But don't be fooled: The average wine cooler contains at least 200 calories.

Pina Colada

Pina coladas are one of the worst summer drinks you can have if you are on a diet: A mixture of rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream and brown sugar, a typical pina colada can contain approximately 650 calories.

Mudslide

A mudslide is like a milkshake, but with lots of alcohol: Kahlua coffee liqueur, Bailey's Irish cream and ice cream (and chocolate syrup drizzled on top). This tasty treat has more than 850 calories and about 20 grams of fat.

Mojito

Mojitos are a concoction of sugar, lime juice, rum and club soda. And we all know that sugar = calories. Mojitos typically contain anywhere from 220 to 240 calories per drink.

Margaritas

Margaritas, made with tequila, triple sec and frozen limeade concentrate, can contain more than 800 calories if the concentrate is high in sugar.

Daiquiri

A strawberry daiquiri is a good way to consume at least 200 calories, if not more. Made with strawberry Schnapps, rum, lime juice, sugar and strawberries, the fruit is about the only nutritional value you are going to get in this drink.

Beer

On average, one bottle of beer contains about 150 calories and 13 grams of carbohydrates. And when was the last time you went to a party and drank only one beer? Say you have six beers ... that's at least 900 calories and 78 carbs, not to mention any food you might be snacking on.

Worst summer cocktails

Feel like having a cool summer drink to beat the heat? Think again! These calorie-laden cocktails will have you packing on the pounds in no time. 

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