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What is the sugar content of gin?

When gin is used with mixers, the sugar content often increases significantly. The Daily Mail indicates a typical gin and tonic has 3 1/2 teaspoons of sugar, which is just over a full tablespoon. The World Health Organization recommends adults limit their sugar intake to no more than 6 teaspoons, or 2 tablespoons, per day. Without taking into account what other foods have been eaten, having two gin and tonics in a single day exceeds the suggested limit. Source: caloriecount.about.com

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