A Seagrams Escape Strawberry Daiquiri is a sweet, frozen cocktail made with strawberry flavored malt beverages and rum. It’s a popular drink due to its fruity, sweet taste. However, the sugar content of the strawberry daiquiri may cause some to be concerned about its carbohydrate content.
A 12 oz serving of Seagrams Escape Strawberry Daiquiri contains approximately 36g of carbohydrates.
Nutritional Information for Seagrams Escape Strawberry Daiquiri
To determine the carbohydrate content of a Seagrams Escape Strawberry Daiquiri, we need to examine the nutritional information for each ingredient:
- Seagrams Escapes Strawberry Daiquiri Malt Beverage – 12 oz serving contains 31g carbohydrates
- Rum – Does not contain any significant carbohydrates
- Ice – Does not contain any significant carbohydrates
So in a typical 12 oz strawberry daiquiri made with 1 oz rum and filled with ice, the majority of carbohydrates come from the Seagrams malt beverage itself. Given a 12 oz serving contains 31g carbs, a standard drink would contain approximately 36g of carbohydrates.
Carb Content of Other Flavors
While this article focuses on the strawberry flavor, Seagrams Escape also comes in other fruit flavors which have slightly different carb contents:
|Seagrams Escape Flavor
|Carbs per 12 oz
|Jamaica Me Happy
As you can see, the carb content ranges from 30-38g per 12 oz serving depending on the particular fruit flavor.
Does Mixing with Sour Mix Change the Carbs?
Some recipes for daiquiris call for using sour mix instead of, or in addition to simple syrup. Sour mix contains lemon and/or lime juice plus sugar. The carb content of sour mix can vary greatly depending on the recipe, but in general it contains about 15-30g of carbs per 8 oz.
Adding a few ounces of higher carb sour mix would increase the total carb count of the drink slightly. However, since much more of the drink’s volume comes from the Seagrams malt beverage itself, the overall carbohydrate content would remain very similar.
How Many Carbs Compared to Other Drinks?
Compared to other mixed drinks like margaritas or piña coladas, a Seagrams Escape Strawberry Daiquiri is relatively high in carbohydrates:
|Drink (12 oz serving)
|Seagrams Escape Strawberry Daiquiri
|Margarita (2 oz tequila)
The Seagrams malt beverages contain significantly more carb grams per serving compared to straight spirits like tequila or rum mixed with zero carb ingredients like lime juice and soda water.
Is a Strawberry Daiquiri Considered a Low Carb Drink?
Given the 36g of carbohydrates per 12oz serving, a Seagrams Escape Strawberry Daiquiri would not be considered a low carb drink option by most carb conscious diets:
- Keto diet – Generally aims for under 25g net carbs per day
- Low carb diet – Aims for 40-60g net carbs per day
- Paleo diet – Does not include grain-based malt beverages
However, for the average diet, a 12 oz serving would represent about 12% of a 2000 calorie daily intake. So while not particularly low in carbs, a single strawberry daiquiri could potentially fit into a moderate carbohydrate diet.
Tips for Lower Carb Daiquiri Options
For those watching their carb intake, there are some easy ways to reduce the carbs in a strawberry daiquiri:
- Use sugar-free malt beverages like Smirnoff Ice Zero Sugar
- Swap some of the malt beverage for soda water or diet soda
- Use fresh strawberries instead of sweet mixers
- Add more rum and less malt beverage
With some simple adjustments, you can easily make a lower sugar daiquiri that still has plenty of strawberry flavor.
Does the Daiquiri Glass Size Change the Carbs?
Daiquiris are often served in wide glasses ranging from around 8-14 oz. Naturally, the total carb count will increase for larger portion sizes:
Sticking to a smaller 8-10 oz glass will help keep carb counts lower while still letting you enjoy the sweet strawberry flavor.
Should You Avoid Seagrams Escape Altogether?
While Seagrams Escape Strawberry Daiquiris are high in carbohydrates, that doesn’t mean they need to be avoided altogether:
- Enjoy them in moderation – Having the occasional daiquiri can be part of a balanced diet.
- Split one with a friend or order the smaller size option.
- Drink them very slowly to make them last longer.
- Pair them with low carb foods to help balance out a meal.
By being mindful of portion size and frequency, you can work an indulgent strawberry daiquiri into your healthy diet every now and then.
A 12 oz Seagrams Escape Strawberry Daiquiri contains about 36 grams of carbohydrates, making it one of the higher carb mixed drink options. For those limiting their carb intake, options like sodas, fresh juice drinks, or low carb malt beverages would provide less carbohydrates. However, strawberry daiquiris can still be enjoyed occasionally by those watching their carbs through careful portioning and balancing with lower carb choices.