MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Here’s a little tip if you’re planning on drinking at your 4th of July party – your drink, may be stronger than you think.

And depending on how it’s made, you could be consuming more than you intended.

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The National Institutes of Health says most people don’t realize how much alcohol is actually in a drink.

So they’ve created a new online alcohol calculator to help.

A “standard drink” is the amount of alcohol in a 12-ounce beer, five ounces of wine or one and a half ounces of distilled spirits.

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So, for example, a margarita isn’t just a single drink, it’s actually closer to 1.7 drinks.

A mojito or Pina Colada is 1.3 drinks.

And remember heat increases thirst but alcohol is a diuretic.

Doctors recommend drinking no more than one standard drink an hour.

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To stay hydrated, alternate water or club soda with the alcoholic beverage.