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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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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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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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I stick to wine, and lots of it :D

Of course! Me too! But I thought that was implied. :lol:

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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.

It's only 4:52, but I'm old enough and who cares?

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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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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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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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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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What is in a Black Russian?

Kahlua + Vodka = Black Russian

Kahlua + Vodka + Milk = White Russian

Kahlua + Coffee = yummy :)

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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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Kahlua + Vodka = Black Russian

Kahlua + Vodka + Milk = White Russian

Kahlua + Coffee = yummy :)

Oh! Thanks! The milk in the white russian always kept me away from the whole "russian" genre.

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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!

My Irish Hubs, who views Guinness as "mother's milk"---says the Green's Dubble ale is close enough.

(I do wonder if he lies about that so I do not feel guilty that he gave it up for me.) :D

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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!

Ah yes. Guinness. I plan to request a glass of this on my deathbed. B)

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My Irish Hubs, who views Guinness as "mother's milk"---says the Green's Dubble ale is close enough.

(I do wonder if he lies about that so I do not feel guilty that he gave it up for me.) :D

THANKS! I have never seen Green's in the stores around here. :angry:

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THANKS! I have never seen Green's in the stores around here. :angry:

The local beer distributor here happily orders it for us. See if your nearby one will for you too! :)

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Ah yes. Guinness. I plan to request a glass of this on my deathbed. B)

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'll share that thought with the hubs.

I have to say the Guinness I had in Ireland was just ridiculously creamy and delicious (and I don't even drink it as a rule) ...this was years ago, of course. :(

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I am going to have to try to get a hold of some Greens. I found the website for the North American destributor.

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I am going to have to try to get a hold of some Greens. I found the website for the North American destributor.

My link

Maybe you guys could ask your local beer distributor to order it for you. They are pretty good about that.

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Deep South ladt here. Bourbon and branch... that's bourbon and water above the Mason-Dixon. I do find, though, that sour mash bourbons such as Jack Daniels, give me a reaction. Others don't.

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