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My friends want me to go out this weekend, and I haven't been out for over a year so I do not want to refuse it, but I feel like I might want to have a drink or two. I havent' had a drink for a really long time.

I was wondering if anyone knows anything about what liquors are safe to drink in regards to gluten. I mean obviously beer is out of the question except for the gluten-free kind, but I do not know anything about other liquors.

Has anyone found a comprehensive list of what we can and cannot drink?

Thanks

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I don't drink, so I have no personal experience. But this link may be of help to you: https://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/Glute...ages/Page1.html


-Colleen

Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)

13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

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not sure why but the link did not work for me so am posting it again for you:

https://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/Glute...ages/Page1.html

also I have gone out a few times myself and as long as I stick to the list I have had no problems!

get out enjoy and send us a picture of your bloodshot eyes in the morning, your way overdue for a hangover!


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If I knew what I was doing years ago I would have half a clue today!

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I drink captain and coke when I go out because its so easy to find, not to mention tasty.

Please keep in mind that if this is the first time drinking since going gluten free, you will likely absorb the alcohol better and get drunk quicker. It took me a while before I re-learned how to pace myself. You also may find that your buzz feels completely different and misleads you into thinking you're less drunk than you are. Be careful the first few times. Of course, this is all assuming you haven't had drinks since going gluten free and healing your gut. :)


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Gluten free since May 2004

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The only things I stay away from are beer, whiskey and malt beverages. I also get nervous with the not-so-common alcohols like brandy or fancy liquors, so I don't drink those until I google. Vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and wine are all fine :) Have a fun weekend! Oh, I should add that the first time I went out I took a print-out of the safe list with me. Super nerdy to be pulling that out at the bar, lol.


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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I drink captain and coke when I go out because its so easy to find, not to mention tasty.

Please keep in mind that if this is the first time drinking since going gluten free, you will likely absorb the alcohol better and get drunk quicker. It took me a while before I re-learned how to pace myself. You also may find that your buzz feels completely different and misleads you into thinking you're less drunk than you are. Be careful the first few times. Of course, this is all assuming you haven't had drinks since going gluten free and healing your gut. :)

THAT explains it! I used to be the unstoppable girl, and now I'm a one-(gluten-free)beer queen. Now I have an excuse, yay!


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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not sure why but the link did not work for me so am posting it again for you:

https://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/Glute...ages/Page1.html

also I have gone out a few times myself and as long as I stick to the list I have had no problems!

get out enjoy and send us a picture of your bloodshot eyes in the morning, your way overdue for a hangover!

Unfortunately that list is full of errors.

Some are so basic as to be laughable; were they not to make us ill whereas other are more degrees of certainty.

Seriously though, would you trust a list says "Mead - distilled from honey." when Mead is not distilled but fermented?

If the list is wrong on something so basic as this how can you possibly trust your health on it?

For instance (and this is still one item of BS on that list, sticking with Mead)

Braggot a type of mead is made with malt... but the whole list is so full of errors its hardly worth trying to correct them and so far from scientifically accurate it is worse than a joke. I would,'t know where to start pointing out the inaccuracies in that list they are so diverse and Scott is certainly not interested in FACT or likely to correct the list so I see no point listing the many errors... since they will not be corrected.


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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I found this post looking for information regarding gluten free alcohol...I have had quite different experiences then many I have read. I have severe reaction to gluten based alcohols even those distilled many times. I have tried vodka and whiskey after reading they were gluten free and have amazingly strong reactions to both specifically vodka previously my favorite mainstay. I now only drink gluten-free beer New Grist is my fav and tequila only Patron Silver and Milagro silver. If I drink tequila I wake up peachy-keen if I drink vodka I will be sick for days. I was wondering if anyone else has such reactions to gluten liquors and if I am just beyond sensitive. I don't "cheat" I got way to sick to even consider it two years after my diagnosis I am still in the process of healing as even the smallest cross contamination leaves me very ill. So I am wondering if some people tolerate gluten alcohols just like some can tolerate a piece of cake or slice of pizza once and a while? I am also wondering if there are others who are so sensitive/damaged/not healed that this is out of the question? I guess not everyone has the same reaction? Because it is on the gluten free list it took me months to figure out it was the vodka undermining my efforts to heal.

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My friends want me to go out this weekend, and I haven't been out for over a year so I do not want to refuse it, but I feel like I might want to have a drink or two. I havent' had a drink for a really long time.

I was wondering if anyone knows anything about what liquors are safe to drink in regards to gluten. I mean obviously beer is out of the question except for the gluten-free kind, but I do not know anything about other liquors.

Has anyone found a comprehensive list of what we can and cannot drink?

Thanks

rum and coke is ok, red and white wine are also ok,if you can find it gluten free beer is out there as well, also good scotch w2orks too

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Here is my basic understanding that I stick to:

100% SAFE: Wine, Rum, Tequila and gluten free beers.

SEMI-SAFE: Distilled alcohols: Vodka, Gin, Whiskey. These are known to be gluten-free due to the distilling process removing, something like 99.9% of gluten.

UNSAFE: Beer & malt drinks(Smirinoff Ice, Mike's Hard Lemonade, etc.)

It really isn't that hard to drink gluten-free... but it can be hard on the wallet.

There are some vodkas made from grapes or potatoes that are 100% safe. If you can find them, I suggest giving them a try. Especially support the ones that are marketed gluten free! I just found the new Bombora and CorranBong vodkas made from grapes and marketed to the gluten-free crowd.

When I feel the need to be "one of the guys" and drink from a bottle, I get Woodchuck apple cider beer.


Mike H.

Kansas City

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Not been too successful for me. Gluten-free alcohols are rarely available in pubs or restaurants -- not even in the liquor stores too much either.

I've discovered that ciders can have barley added and that's not listed on the bottle. The fermentation of sake (Japanese rice wine) includes koji a mold that can be derived from barley. Cheap sake often has rice syrup additions of unknown origin as well.

Wine coolers contain barley malt, so they're out.

I have at least found out that Smirnoff vodka is 100% corn.

Wine is fine for every other celiac except me, because I can't take the sulfites. Organic wines are also stuffed with sulfites as well.

http://gfkitchen.server101.com/GFAlcohol.htm#Wine

For what it's worth the above list helps more.

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I can drink any distilled spirits except gin. I think it must be the botanicals that are added after distillation to give flavor. I can drink bourbon, scotch, rum and tequila with no reaction.

My favorite is a potato vodka (I think from Poland) called Luksusowa (Spelling is close) It is available in most liqour stores here and is not expensive.

Red or white wine (including sparkling) give me no trouble.

Someone earlier mentioned a diminished tolerance. Do watch out for that. And remember, the amount can give you a bad reaction just as it does our non-celiac friends.

Gluten free beer (I like Redbridge) is great with pizza or Mexican, but here it is about never available in a bar or restaurant. I do wish more places carried it, and they will if enough of us ask for it.

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Gluten free beer (I like Redbridge) is great with pizza or Mexican, but here it is about never available in a bar or restaurant. I do wish more places carried it, and they will if enough of us ask for it.

Ditto. I'm about to call my local grocery store and see about requesting it. I know of one bar in town that sells it and it just so happens it was *my* bar so I lucked out big time.


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