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I've been diagnosed with Celiac disease for about 6 months now. I'm interested in trying some new alcohol but fear of being gluten-ed. I've been sticking with Growers Cider and wine, but with the Christmas social season starting, I was wondering about a few others. I know Carolin's Irish liqueur is gluten free (it states that it is on their website) but what about peach schnapps, or watermelon liqueur? What alcohol do you guys usually drink that is safe? I stay away from all Vodka, no matter if it was made from potato since I have always had bad reactions to Vodka. Thanks!

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I've been diagnosed with Celiac disease for about 6 months now. I'm interested in trying some new alcohol but fear of being gluten-ed. I've been sticking with Growers Cider and wine, but with the Christmas social season starting, I was wondering about a few others. I know Carolin's Irish liqueur is gluten free (it states that it is on their website) but what about peach schnapps, or watermelon liqueur? What alcohol do you guys usually drink that is safe? I stay away from all Vodka, no matter if it was made from potato since I have always had bad reactions to Vodka. Thanks!

Here is some information:

http://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/Gluten-Free-Alcoholic-Beverages/Page1.html

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Bad news first: no beer. Yep...that hurts. Though some decent gluten free beers are coming to the market. And I would avoid most liqueurs.

Good news: most liquors are safe (vodka, rum, gin, tequila, scotch, etc). And wine is also safe.

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Bad news first: no beer. Yep...that hurts. Though some decent gluten free beers are coming to the market. And I would avoid most liqueurs.

Good news: most liquors are safe (vodka, rum, gin, tequila, scotch, etc). And wine is also safe.

When I first went gluten free I was SO happy I could still drink wine!

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i think for many who are healing the straight spirits are too harsh on the tender gut and it can be confused with a gluten reaction. for me i often have issues figuring out if the issue was gluten, soy, dairy, or just something stupid i ate.

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Thanks for bringing up the topic, we went to a formal affair several weeks ago and I swear I was glutened well it was the Vodka. We on the way out to another affair tonight and I know I'll be fine Sunday. :rolleyes:

http://www.gfreefoodie.com/the-great-gluten-free-vodka-debate-the-answers-please/

Yep, I learned one glass is great and two is too much. Now I'm a cheap cheap date.

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Who wants alcohol anyway? :P

Me! I do.

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I don't drink much alcohol at all but I do cook with it often. I have quite the collection in my cupboard!

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You may want to take it easy the first time you try it as some find their tolerance level has changed. I tried it for the first time this week after not having any for 8 months. My tolerance was OK, but I had a two-day hangover. I plan on abstaining when we have company spending several nights here, as having company can be tiring enough!

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Changes to tolerance level are fairly common. It is not clear why, as alcohol is generally believed to be absorbed via the stomach, not the intestine. During the healing process, reactions can occur to just about anything, and may mimic the reaction to gluten. That does not mean that you ingested gluten--only that your body has not yet healed completely.

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Who wants alcohol anyway? :P

I drink plenty of alcohol to make up for not having gluten :P

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I have found that I can only drink about 2 glasses of wine and suffer a pretty bad hangover the next day <_< . BUT...I can sip at least 5 of Jose or Patron and wake up feeling fine the next day! :D I think it's the sulfites, but more testing needs to be done to know for sure :P

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Well I'm not anywhere near the legal drinking age. And no one here in Utah drinks very much. No one I know anyway, I live in a very mellow place where people really don't drink alcohol, I would say most wouldn't even know what patron is :P In another post I said no one here really drinks much coffee either. We all indulge in Mountain Dew or a Slurpee from 7-11. When I say no one here drinks much coffee or alcohol I am saying no one I know. So don't start freaking out if you live in utah and drink coffee B) The only ting I've ever wanted to drink was beer and now I can't so it doesn't matter much to me.

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Thanks everyone. I am starting to realize everything changes when you are healing. I still don't think I am fully healed as I have made some mistakes and had some cross contamination as I slowly learn. I had a bit of a gluten reaction last week and went out this weekend for my birthday and had 3 glasses of wine and woke up the next morning feeling pretty sick and am still recovering. I think my tolerance level has dropped a bit, especially if I am already having a reaction.

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