The surprising amount of sugar in YOUR favourite Christmas cocktails

Hold the eggnog! Christmas drinks including snowballs and mulled wine contain FOUR teaspoons of sugarbut it’s good news if you like champagne cocktails and hot toddies

  • ExpressDentist.com analysed the sugar content of popular Christmas cocktails
  • Worst cocktail for your teeth is the Mudslide which has five teaspoons of sugar
  • Grapefruit gin sour mocktail came second with over 17g of sugar in one serving
  • Il Natale season is looming and is a time where many like to indulge and enjoy some sweet treats and our favourite festive tipple is no exception.

    Interested in the best and worst cocktails for our teeth, ExpressDentist.com discovered 20 of the most popular cocktails we enjoy over Christmas and then analysed the sugar contentand the results aren’t so sweet…

    They found that the worst cocktail for your teeth in terms of sugar content is the Mudslidea creamy coffee-flavoured beveragewhich has a whopping 22 grams of sugar which amounts to over 5 teaspoons.

    This is almost 75% of your recommended daily intake which is 25g for women and 38g for men.

    ExpressDentist.com discovered 20 of the most popular cocktails we enjoy over Christmas and then analysed the sugar content. They found the worst cocktail for your teeth in terms of sugar content is the Mudslide, which has a whopping 22 grams of sugar

    ExpressDentist.com discovered 20 of the most popular cocktails we enjoy over Christmas and then analysed the sugar content. They found the worst cocktail for your teeth in terms of sugar content is the Mudslide, which has a whopping 22 grams of sugar

    Second on the list is a grapefruit gin sour mocktail with over 17 grams of sugar in just one serving.

    Ranking in third place is the classic Snowball which has over 16 grams of sugar in one serving

    Second on the list is a grapefruit gin sour mocktail with over 17 grams of sugar in just one serving (sinistra) and ranking in third place is the classic Snowball which has over 16 grams of sugar in one serving (giusto)

    COCKTAILS AND THEIR SUGAR CONTENT
    Rank Cocktail Sugar content (in grams) % of daily sugar intake in one serving
    1 Mudslide 22 73%
    2 Grapefruit gin sour mocktail 17 57%
    3 Snowball 16 53%
    4 Christmas Punch 16 53%
    5 Espresso Shrub Martini 14 47%
    6 Mulled Wine 13.6 45%
    7 Poinsettia 13 43%
    8 Sloe Gin Fizz 12 40%
    9 Eggnog 12 40%
    10 Irish Cream 12 40%
    11 Mulled gin 12 40%
    12 Pomegranate & vermouth mulled wine 12 40%
    13 Hot buttered rum 10 33%
    14 Boulevardier 10 33%
    15 Buck’s Fizz 9 30%
    16 Hot toddy 9 30%
    17 Champagne Cocktail 8 27%
    18 Festive Negroni 7 24%
    19 Plum brandy 5 17%
    20 Christmas Pudding Vodka 3 10%

    Second on the list is a grapefruit gin sour mocktail with over 17 grams of sugar in just one serving.

    This amounts to over 4 teaspoons of sugar which is 60% of your daily intake, so it advised to be drunk in moderation.

    Ranking in third place is the classic Snowball otherwise known as ‘Dutch Eggnog’. This festive favourite has over 16 grams of sugar in one serving, che è 4 teaspoons of sugar and more than 50% of your daily intake, potentially causing havoc on your teeth if drunk too frequently.

    Mulled wine, a go-to favourite, places 6th on the list with over 13 grams of sugar (4 teaspoons) in one serving, equating to almost half of your daily intake. The traditional Eggnog is 9th with over 3 teaspoons of sugar in one glass.

    A Christmas punch placed fourth with 16g of sugar content, making up 53% of your daily allowance

    A Christmas punch placed fourth with 16g of sugar content, making up 53% of your daily allowance

    The Espresso Shrub Martini came in fifth with  14g of sugar

    Mulled Wine ranked 6th on the list with over 13g of sugar (4 teaspoons) in one serving

    The Espresso Shrub Martini came in fifth with 14g of sugar (sinistra) while mulled wine, a go-to favourite, ranks 6th on the list with over 13 grams of sugar (4 teaspoons) in one serving

    On the other end of the scale, the cocktail that is potentially kindest to your teeth is the Christmas Pudding Vodka.

    This is a liquid variation of the traditional dessert with only 3 grams of sugar (less than one teaspoon) in one serving, è appena 10% of your daily suggested sugar intake, meaning in theory a couple more wouldn’t hurt you.

    Craig Anderson, a spokesperson from Express Dentist commented: ‘At Christmas, we often feel inclined to indulge in sugary treats and alcoholic beverages, and it is fine to treat yourself, but we recommend you do it in moderation!

    ‘The more sugar you consume daily, the more it can affect your teeth’s enamel, resulting in more visits to your dentist. Be kind to your teeth!’

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