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Q: Alcoholic beverage caloric content, etc? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Alcoholic beverage caloric content, etc?
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: showone-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 08 Nov 2006 07:14 PST
Expires: 08 Dec 2006 07:14 PST
Question ID: 781038
For health reasons I am trying to find out the nutritional information
of a particular brand of peppermint schnapps (Rumplemintz brand). It's
made in Germany. I want to know how many calories are in a serving
(shot)? The fat content? The carbs? Sugar?
Subject: Re: Alcoholic beverage caloric content, etc?
Answered By: aliciadenney-ga on 08 Nov 2006 08:22 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello, Showone!

First of all, thank you for choosing Google Answers! Interesting
question! I, too, am often searching for the nutritional values of
alcoholic beverages because I really am curious about how a liquid can
actually put on pounds, and in turn, of course which to avoid totally,
which to limit and which to drink up!

Before I go into the actual nutritional content of your beverage in
question, I thought you might like to know just how alcohol can be
conducive to weight gain:

For this information, my search strategy simply -- and bluntly --
entailed the following string on Google:
"How does alcohol make you fat?"

The following is a direct excerpt from the site

"Alcohol can be used as an energy source by the body. By itself it is
high in energy content, it contains 7 calories of energy per gram;
this is close to the caloric density of fat, at 9 calories per gram.
If you also take into account that many alcoholic drinks also contain
added sugars then most alcoholic drinks can add a substantial amount
of extra calories to the diet. For this reason many experts recommend
limiting consumption of alcohol when trying to lose weight."

"The energy from alcohol cannot be stored so it must be oxidised and
converted into energy for immediate use by the cells. While our body
uses up all the alcohol circulating in the blood, the oxidation of
fats, carbohydrates and protein becomes suppressed; because of this
more of these macronutrients are forced into storage than under normal
conditions without alcohol. Alcohol can make you fat in an indirect

It would then naturally follow that, in order to combat this process
by which the body moves into storage mode, they key would be to seek a
beverage that is high nutrient, low energy, rather than high energy,
low nutrient. Our bodies separate the two, and since alcohols are more
immediately available as energy, default to that source first, while
pushing the other elements of the beverage into storage ... fat.

For further reading on the subject of how and why alcohol can cause
weight gain, I suggest the following sites:

This guy has an interesting faux case study way of describing the
mechanism, as well as ways to combat:

This site has a good breakdown and comparison chart of different types of alcohol:

I understand the preceding information was not a direct request from
you, but I thought you might find it complementary.

Now for your answer. Procuring this information was much more
challenging than I had originally anticipated, and it took several
different modes of research for me to hit my "eureka" moment. After
many searches utilizing the spelling "Rumplemintz," I called my friend
who runs a local liquor store and asked him to  reearch the correct
spelling for me, as I was unable to confirm in my searches. I recall
looking at a bottle of it and noting unique spelling, but it wasn't
until my friend reported back to me that my suspicions about the
spelling were confirmed: It's "Rumple Minz: A Strong Peppermint
Flavored German Schnapps."

I found precisely the information you requested on the site, which is quite a definitive, comprehensive source of
information on alcoholic beverages.

So, without further ado:

Alcohol (ABV): 50.0% (100 proof)

Nutritional Information
(per 1 oz serving)

Calories (kcal): 103
Energy (kj): 433
Fats: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 11 g
Protein: 0 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugars: 10.9 g
Cholesterol -
Sodium: 0 mg
Alcohol: 14.2 g


Rumple Minze Recipes!

hahah! Check out those drink names! My personal faves: 
The "Dead Hitler," "German Mouthwash" and "Liquid Crack."

Answering this question was a pleasure. Please, showone, if you have
any desire for further clarification, PLEASE feel free to ask! I am at
your service!

Thank you again for choosing Google Answers!

Lastly, if you're so inclined or inspired, here are a few lines from
one of the most popular German drinking songs. :)

In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus,
Eins, Zwei, g'suffa.
DA läuft so manches Fäßchen aus
Eins, Zwei, g'suffa.
DA hat schon mancher brave Mann,
Eins, Zwei, g'suffa,
gezeigt, was er so vertragen kann!

(In Munich is the Hoffbrau pub--
One, two, drink up!!
Where the kegs are everflowing
One, two, drink up!!!
There is always some brave man,
One, two, drink up!!!
Who wants to show how much he can drink!)

Thanks again!
showone-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $20.00
Spectacular answer. it's everything I hoped for an "then some". Well worth it.

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