Worst Cookout Party Drinks

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    Summer is right around the corner, which means poolside parties and barbecues. But don't get caught in the bad habit of constantly drinking fruity summer cocktails, which are filled with calories and carbs ... For example, 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 are going to get in this drink.

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  • 0521091230_M_450_Beer.jpg
    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.

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    Although it's not as colorful as some other summer drinks, a mint julep contains more than 450 calories. It's made of bourbon, mint and sugar.

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  • 0521091230_M_350_Margaritas.jpg
    Margaritas, made with tequila, triple sec and frozen limeade concentrate, can contain more than 800 calories if the concentrate is high in sugar.

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