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    Gluten-Free Cocktails with Malibu Rum

    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

    Looking for some great gluten-free cocktails with Malibu Rum? Look no further.

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    Celiac.com 03/19/2021 - Even in light of the FDA ruling that all distilled alcohol is gluten-free, we get lots of questions about alcohol, especially flavored alcohols, such as Malibu Rum. We recently did an article clarifying that Malibu Rum is gluten-free and safe for people with celiac disease

    In celebration of the end of winter and the approach of warm weather cocktail season, we'll be looking to include some great gluten-free cocktail recipes for you to enjoy all spring and summer long.

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    Here are some great gluten-free cocktails that you can make with Malibu Rum Original, and with other Malibu flavors. You can find more gluten-free rum cocktail recipes at the Malibu Rum website.

    Some Great Gluten-Free Cocktails with Malibu Rum:

    Malibu Piña Colada


    • 1 part Malibu Original
    • 1½ parts Pineapple juice
    • ½ part Coconut cream

    To Mix:

    • Pour everything into a shaker with ice.
    • Shake well, pour and enjoy!

    Malibu Coconut Water Piña Colada

    For anyone looking for a low calories version of the classic Piña Colada, this is your drink.


    • 1½ part Malibu Original
    • 1½ part Coconut water
    • 2 part Pineapple juice
    • ½ part Fresh lime juice

    To Mix:

    • Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker.
    • Shake well and strain into a chilled glass filled with ice cubes.
    • Top up with pineapple juice and a slice of pineapple.

    Malibu Lime Frozen Daiquiri


    • 1 part Malibu Lime
    • ½ part Fresh lime juice
    • ½ part Simple syrup
    • (if using Rose's Lime Juice, mix one to one with Malibu Lime)

    To Mix:

    • Blend all ingredients in a blender with ice.
    • Pour into a cocktail glass and top with a slice of lime.
    • Serve immediately.

    Malibu Mojito


    • 1 part Malibu Original
    • ⅓ part Fresh lime juice
    • 3 parts Soda water
    • 10 Mint leaves

    To Mix:

    • Muddle the mint leaves and lime juice in a glass.
    • Add ice.
    • Add Malibu Original and top with soda water.
    • Stir gently and serve.

    Malibu & Pineapple


    • 1 part Malibu Original
    • 2 parts Pineapple juice

    To Mix:

    • Pour everything into a glass with ice.
    • Enjoy!

    Malibu Bay Breeze


    • 1 part Malibu Original
    • 1 part Cranberry juice
    • 1 part Pineapple juice

    To Mix:

    • Pour all the ingredients into a glass with ice.
    • Stir gently.
    • Top with sliced pineapple or other fruit.

    Malibu Lemonade

    For anyone looking to put a spin on the classic Tom Collins, try this version.


    • 1 part Malibu Original
    • ⅓ part Lemon juice
    • 2 parts Soda water

    To Mix:

    • Fill a glass with ice cubes.
    • Add Malibu, Fresh Lemon juice and Soda Water.
    • Top off with a wedge of lemon.

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    This is good news for the occasions when "grain-free" alcohol is not available. However, GRAINS Non-organic wheat, oats, barley, buckwheat, millet, and rye all contain glyphosate (herbicide).  One must weight their options.

    Red Bridge beer is made from sorghum, but it too is now exposed to herbicide's. I prefer vodka labeled as "made from potatoes".  I do so love an Omission beer on occasion with its "ultra" version having a mere 4 carbs thereby being "keto" friendly.  

    The other problem is a "rotten" gut in addition to "aging".  Processed foods are not tolerated with the addition of chemically extracted oils (hexane-bleach-defoaming agents-deodorizers that mask the putrefied oils).  Pressed oils are the only ones tolerated.  Preservatives produce diarrhea. Spices are now bugging my gut.  I cook 99.9% of the time. Yeast is a gluten cross-reactor so breads are out!

    I was able to find a restaurant in a small senior community that now serves mostly gluten free foods.  The food was gluten-free but I got "yeasted"!  There are very few food to enjoy, so I have found myself consuming more and more alcohol to put dispel the misery.  

    My life as a celiac can be captioned as this : diarrhea-diarrhea-diarrhea.  I am totally bummed out.

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    I'm not aware of grain alcohols containing glyphosate, so you need to post a link to info that would back this up. Distillation effectively removes nearly all contaminants, including gluten. 

    I'm sorry to hear you're having so many issues, but feel free to join our forum where others who've dealt with similar issues might be able to offer some advice.

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