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Offline ProbablyJack

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Alcohols to avoid with a severe Nut and Peanut allergy?
« on: July 17, 2016, 11:05:09 AM »
I've limited myself to Jack Daniels and coke and Southern Comfort over the last few years and somehow survived. Accidentally had Amaretto the other day whilst drunk and not knowing what it was.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Tempted to attack a Smirnoff Ice in a bit because it's so hot, though am unsure about it still. I wish Alcohols had ingredients and allergy warnings on them like foods do.

Offline Macabre

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Re: Alcohols to avoid with a severe Nut and Peanut allergy?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2016, 11:09:39 AM »
First of all, welcome! It's awful how alcohol doesn't have to be labeled.

There is better bourbon to have that I can't imagine would be any less safe than JD.

I will look for a thread we have on this.
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Offline starlight

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Re: Alcohols to avoid with a severe Nut and Peanut allergy?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2016, 11:37:38 AM »
Also see these:

http://www.nutmums.com/nut-free-alcohol/
http://itsnutfair.blogspot.com/2014/10/drink-aware-nut-allergies-beware_25.html
http://missallergic.blogspot.com/

You've been lucky with Southern Comfort. It supposedly contains tree nut derivatives. I imagine since it usually contains apricot, it's probably almond, since the two tend to be interchangeable (lots of artificial almond extracts are made from apricot).

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Re: Alcohols to avoid with a severe Nut and Peanut allergy?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2016, 11:40:38 AM »
Oh, but in answer to your question, so far I haven't run into any Smirnoff Ice flavors that weren't safe. So far so good on Mike's Hard varieties as well.  :cocktail:

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Re: Alcohols to avoid with a severe Nut and Peanut allergy?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2016, 12:08:40 PM »
Any allergies besides Tree Nuts?

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Offline Jessica

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Re: Alcohols to avoid with a severe Nut and Peanut allergy?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2016, 02:46:14 AM »
These are supposed to be safe for pa and tna:

Tito's Vodka
New Belgium beer
Corona beer
USA
DD18-PA/TNA
DD16 and DS14-NKA

Offline nameless

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Re: Alcohols to avoid with a severe Nut and Peanut allergy?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2016, 08:41:28 PM »
Of note --- in bars getting a hard alcohol mixed drink is a risk factor because of how bartenders "wash" the mixing devices. Rather...not wash. They usually just get a spray or rinse of water, so allergens can remain. Same with any blender drinks.

So - be sure to order your drink at the actual bar and with the actual bartender. Explain you are allergic to some alcohols with nut derivatives. Ask for your drink to be mixed in your actual drinking glass or a completely clean/fresh mixer.

There are some microbeers or specialty brewers that use actual nuts in their beer. "Nut brown ale" doesn't mean it contains nuts (it's about the color) but I have seen a "Black walnut beer" that had actual walnuts used in the brewing process.

good luck!
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