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What Is Your Favorite Alcoholic Drink?


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#1 user853

 
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:11 AM

I am now a recovering beer drinker (seriously, gluten free beer blows, sorry) and looking for some good - and easy to make - drinks. I have found a few ciders to be OK, but most aren't really my favorite (and those with added flavors give me a headache)!

What are your favorite drinks? Here are mine so far..

- Hot Whiskey with Powers Irish Whiskey (best winter drink, Powers is triple distilled and there are no gluten ingredients in their mash (according to their website).

- Salty Dog with Ciroc Vodka - Grapefruit and vodkawith a salted rim. Ciroc is a grape vodka, so totally gluten-free, and my favorite!

- for the beer connoisseur, the most amazing cider/beer replacement I have found is Spire Mountain Dark and Dry Apple Cider! Unfortunately it is not available in the midwest, where I live.

Anyone else want to share?
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

I was always a beer drinker before being diagnosed. Other alcoholic beverages just do not give me the same pleasure. So now I have aquired a taste for gluten-free beer. After 5 years, either I have forgotten what real beer tastes like, or gluten-free beer is getting better. I will agree with you that some of it is pretty bad, but I quite like La Messagere (the red only), New Planet (had it on a trip to Boulder and wish I could buy it here), and Bards. If I am out where these are not available I will ask for a Strongbow (Cider).
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:21 AM

If you want a warm drink, I like to use non-hard cider. Get the good kind with the bits in it. Microwave to warm. Add - rum & cinnamon schnapps or cinnamon syrup or carmel coffee syrup. You have to check which are gluten-free.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:22 AM

I stick to wine, and lots of it :D
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

I stick to wine, and lots of it :D



Of course! Me too! But I thought that was implied. :lol:
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

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Red wine is always fine, too.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

Oscar and I totally agree!!!!!!!

I'm about ready to go have a Bombay Sapphire martini---freezing cold and bone dry--as in absolutely no vermouth :lol: ---right now.

Thank God for gut healing. I admit it, I missed booze.


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:51 PM

We know your fave, Oscar.... I think we should rename it "Oscartini" :)
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

Red wine - any will do in a pinch, but partial to Old Vine Zin
Cosmo - out on the town
Black Russian - favorite drink in the snow

currently abstaining do to some pesky gut inflammation, but have tolerated red wine quite well and very often whilst living gluten-free - and plan to again just as soon as possible :D
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

Vodka & lime juice. If I want a sweet drink I just make it vodka, lime juice & sugar. OR & this is yum, yum, yum! Vodka & apricot nectar. To die for!
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:22 PM

A fine sipping anejo or reposado tequila on the rocks. Don Julio is very smooth , melts in your mouth. There also some new organic tequilas available on the market that are preety good.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:40 AM

OR & this is yum, yum, yum! Vodka & apricot nectar. To die for!


OHHh! I have to try that! I love apricot nectar, but don't drink it often. My mom would give that to us when we were sick as kids. She also gave us blackberry brandy, but that is a different story. I wonder if blackberry brandy is gluten free....
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:40 AM

Black Russian - favorite drink in the snow


What is in a Black Russian?
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:44 AM

What is in a Black Russian?

Kahlua + Vodka = Black Russian

Kahlua + Vodka + Milk = White Russian

Kahlua + Coffee = yummy :)
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3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

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Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:44 AM

I will agree with you that some of it is pretty bad, but I quite like La Messagere (the red only), New Planet (had it on a trip to Boulder and wish I could buy it here), and Bards. If I am out where these are not available I will ask for a Strongbow (Cider).


Thanks! I have nev er seen the La Messagere. I think that New Planets "IPA" is pretty good, but I am just not a fan of IPAs. Their ale is terrible! I am not a fan of Bards. I am pretty sure that I am not going to find anything to beat a Guiness!
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