Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Gluten Free Spirits/ Happy Hour Survival
0

13 posts in this topic

I'm not a huge drinker. Every now and then I go to Happy Hour with some co-workers at our local tavern.

But now.. what can I drink?

I'm a Vodka mixer or Rum type of girl. I figured that Tequila would still be drinkable as that is made from Agave plant.

Anyone have any tips or ideas as to what I can drink for a Happy Hour outing?

I already know about Chopin Vodka, but I don't think that's carried at a regular run of the mill type Tavern that we go to for Happy Hour.

This is my first Happy Hour since Diagnosis

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Kinky is my new favorite mixer. Flavored vodka, just mix it with soda like Sprite. Or any fruit flavored soda.

Captain Morgan's spiced rum.

Watch out ordering any named drinks that could be made differently by bartenders.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not a drinker any more, but used to be. I was always particular about what I ordered and would recommend the same now to any celiac. Don't order a drink simply by name. Order it by brand. I can't really make recommendations as to brands that are gluten free as I haven't investigated, but once you know you'll be able to order a drink by telling the bartender the name of the drink you want, the brand of alcohol you want, and what else you want in it. Unless you have verified ahead of time what types of mixers and such they are using, and if it is a busy place, I would stick with things mixed with sodas. You can't go wrong with Coke or Sprite.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've made the personal choice to avoid gluten-grain derived alcohols, although

the science states the distilled liquid is safe, I just avoid it anyway. I'm neurotic.

I'm ok with that. So, I stick to Tito's (corn vodka) or potato vodka if they have it.

If not, I just get wine. A lot of bars will have a hard cider you might enjoy, and there

is the rare joint that has a gluten-free beer! Never hurts to ask.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Taken from glutenfreeveganmom.com:

RUM

GLUTEN-FREE: ‘Safe’ to Consume

Bacardi 151, Bacardi 8, Bacardi Flavored Rums, Bacardi Gold, Bacardi Select, Bacardi Superior

Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

Malibu Rum

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Oh yeah rum is good! I just drink vodka on account of I'm Polish, hahahaha.......

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Distilled spirits are safe.

If not, I'd be dead by now. :D

I have tried the potato vodka, but it's not likely to be in a bar well speed rack for making mixed drinks.

I have had Smirnoff and Stoly without any issues.

Rum is safe

Agave tequila is good! --ask for

Jose Cuervo Especial Silver (blanco)

Most bars carry that.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agave tequila is good! --ask for

Jose Cuervo Especial Silver (blanco)

Most bars carry that.

Jose and I used to be fine friends! Any bar not stocking that is one that no one should reasonably be in.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jose and I used to be fine friends! Any bar not stocking that is one that no one should reasonably be in.

Agree! Cuervo 1800 --very good stuff. First time I ever tried tequila--it was this one. That was back in the 1920's ;)

I had a margarita tonight . I made it with Corazon blanco..100% agave ...it was yum.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had no trouble with any distilled spirits exceptthe sour mash bourbons such ar Jack Daniels and Jim Beam. That is probably just a quirk of my system.

Be careful with tequila. I find that it tends to make my clothes fall off.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Be careful with tequila. I find that it tends to make my clothes fall off.

Holy crap! I thought that was just me.........

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If distilled grain spirits weren't gluten free, then I'd be in some serious trouble...

All distilled alcohols are gluten free. However, some extremely super sensitive people do have trouble and avoid them. however, since you're just starting out gluten-free and don't know yet, then it won't hurt to try.

If you want to be safe, stick to rum, tequila and potato vodkas.

Don't get coolers or anything premixed/flavoured unless you've seen the ingredients.

Ciders are good. If a bar has cider on tap, make sure they use a dedicated line (never used for beer).

And if you go somewhere regularly, buddy up with the owner and sucker them into getting some gluten free beer (it's worked for me!)

Oh, a mixed drink tip: ask for a pint glass. Then you don't feel all silly with your little glass of rum and coke that is mostly ice and disappears in 5 seconds.

Cheers!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, a mixed drink tip: ask for a pint glass. Then you don't feel all silly with your little glass of rum and coke that is mostly ice and disappears in 5 seconds.

Cheers!

Now, here's a girl after my own heart.!! :D

I agree, state your order and punctuate it with ..and make that a TALL please!

Cheers!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,681
    • Total Posts
      921,728
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Breakfast on the go is always trickiest for me - I go with a whole fruit - banana, apple - or a yogurt, or a small bag of nuts.  Occasionally, I have a couple of hardboiled eggs at my local pret a manger.  Much prefer breakfast at home, where I can make myself an egg and cheese sandwich with avocado on gluten free toast.  Or cereal ;-)
    • thanks for your input, the reason I do the blood test is because I found out my duagther has it recently and she carry dq2 gene,so must be from my husband or me...im in the process waiting for my genetic test back,,by the way,I do have lots of celiac symptom,so it could be gluten sensitiive you said,thanks again.  
    • No I'm in the UK, from what I've been told that's a good thing for gluten labeling and standards compliance. What you and everyone else on here says makes me sense than what the doctors are saying (a confused message at best is what they're giving me, each one with a slightly different version of it). My referral letter is in the post so on theory appointment may not be that far away. I have a load of my favourite Quorn stuff (non-gluten-free version) in the freezer so perhaps using that up may be a good way to proceed for now. I'm out at the moment and torn whether to try chips from a café, in the strict gluten-free future would probably be a no-no but in current situation probably not so bad...
    • I also only really eat one meal a day and always after I get home. I never really feel hungrey. I call it 'Pavlov's dog in reverse'.  I think it comes from so many years of food making me sick. I have gotten to the point where I now at least can eat a sandwhich and some fruit during the day but it wasn't a quick process. When folks get like that it is very important to make sure that one meal has a good amount of both calories and nutrtion.  If your diet is how you describe you are starving yourself.  You need to get yourself used to eating again.  What helped me was carrying a baggie with some nuts and dry fruit with maybe even a handful of gluten free pretzels and always some chocolate baking chips. I just ate couple pieces when I thought of it throughout the day. A little bit of cheese and a couple safe crackers, a piece of fruit or a small tin or individual serving snack pack are also good. You need to get some nutrition during the day so you can feel up to cooking a simple full meal  for dinner. I hope your feeling better soon.
    • Ok, I can't seem to find my first lot of blood tests that were done for Celiac screening, they did include TTG I remember that much, and I am getting another copy of it but another test did come in today.  I don't know how different tests are done around the world and I don't get all the medical jargon but this is what it states, ******************************************************************************* HLA DR/DQ Genotyping for Coeliac Disease, Specimen type : EDTA blood Method : Detection of sequence-specific oligonucleotides (Gen-Probe). HLA-DR - 1, 13          DRB1 - 01, 13 HLA-DQ - 5,6        HLA-DQA1 - 5,6      HLA-DB1 - 05, 06 Interpretation : No genotype susceptibility for coeliac disease.  The DQ2 and DQ8 antigens associated with increased risk of coeliac disease were not identified in this patient.  In the absence of these antigens, coeliac disease is extremely unlikely.   *******************************************************************************   I have read the horror stories of blood tests and scope biopsies not be done right or flawed but here is what I do know as of now, At the moment the most non invasive test I can have done say negative.  I have double scopes (endoscopy and colonoscopy) booked for the 12th of October with results from biopsies expected a week or two after. Chances are they will show, a) signs of coeliac disease (even if the odds are low it can still happen), b) show signs of something else entirely and we will be busy dealing with the ramifications of that or c) it will show no signs of coeliac but I will still be suffering from gluten sensitivity (which is harder/impossible to measure clinically). My GP has told me that stress and anxiety can be a cause of all the symptoms I have been experiencing and suggests if the scopes show nothing that I may benefit from something to treat anxiety, i.e. antidepressants.  Not in a, "Oh we don't know what it is so have these," kind of way, he agrees with the thought that the scopes could indeed show coeliac, something else or even be negative. I did tell him that I could have a sensitivity and that even without benefit of clinical results, some people have gone on a gluten elimination diet for a period of time to see if they get any relief.  My question is this, if the scopes come up negative and I try eliminating gluten, how long would it be before I saw any results or improvements?  I have read enough here and elsewhere to know that everybody is different, some see results within days, some see results longer but are there any guidelines for how long a test like this should be undertaken for?  I have heard everything thing from two weeks to two months.  All of this is entirely moot at this point but I know that even if the results said clear, there would always be a little part of me that wonders if it could be a sensitivity that is the problem.  Any thoughts or advice greatly appreciated, and a thank you to all those who have taken the time to respond and offer advice and encouragement so far.        
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,682
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Russ Phelps
    Joined