Last updated on June 11, 2019
Finding a safe and delicious gluten free alcoholic beverage has become growingly difficult.
From the ongoing debate about distilled alcohol being gluten free or not to the accidental mix ups by the bartender, it’s a challenge to find a gluten free alcoholic beverage that works for you and your diet.
The Ultimate Gluten Free Alcohol List
In this gluten free alcohol listing, you’ll find all the beers, hard ciders, vodkas, rums, tequilas, and other hard liquors that are gluten free. Just note that if a product or brand has (don’t drink if allergic to gluten) it’s because it’s not truly safe for anyone with Celiac or a gluten sensitivity. Although those alcohols are “gluten free” or “wheat free” there is still a very small trace of gluten in them, even after the distillation process. Although this trace of gluten is microscopic, really sensitive Celiacs or gluten allergenic folks may have a negative reaction to those products.
So just be safe and drink what you think is best for your body.
Here’s what you’ll find in this gluten free alcohol listing. (Just click on the category to be taken straight to the specific section of the list)
- Gluten Free Beer
- Gluten Free Hard Cider
- Gluten Free Vodka
- Gluten Free Tequila
- Gluten Free Rum
- Gluten Free Gin
- Gluten Free Hard Soda
- Gluten Free Hard Seltzer
- Other Gluten Free Liquors and Alcohol
- Frequent Asked Questions
- Gluten Free Cocktails
Although I am very confident in this listing, I am human, so mistakes may have been made. I urge you to please double check the labels of alcoholic beverages to ensure that they are truly gluten free.
So with that being said, let’s just straight into this gluten free alcohol list.
Gluten free beers are becoming more available and more delicious by the day. With plenty of craft breweries popping up, the issue is no longer trying to find a gluten free beer, but instead, trying to find the perfect one for your palette.
- Alley Cat Scona Gold Kolsch
- Against the Grain
- Bards Beer
- Billabong Brewing
- Brewdog Vagabond Pale Ale
- Brunehaut Blanche
- Burning Brothers Brewing
- Drummond Gluten Free
- Epic Brewing Company Glutenator
- Estrella Damm Daura
- Ghostfish Brewing
- Green’s Gluten Free Beer
- Ground Breaker Ale
- Hambleton Ales
- Ipswich Ale Celia Saison
- Joseph James Brewing Fox Tail
- Lammsbräu by Neumarkter
- Minhas Lazy Mutt
- Mongozo’s Exotic Flavored Pilsners
- New Grist
- New Planet Beer
- Nickel Brook Gluten Free
- Nouvelle France
- Omission Beer (don’t drink if severely allergic to gluten)
- Ramapo Valley Brewery Honey Beer
- Rebellion Brewing
- RedBridge Beer
- Schnitzer Bräu
- Sprecher’s Gluten Free Beer
- St. Peter’s
- Steadfast Pale Ale
- Tumma Kukko
- Whistler Forager
- World Top
If you absolutely HATE beer, then you should definitely try a delicious hard cider. Plus, there are a log of brands that are gluten free! Just remember that not all hard ciders are gluten free because some brands do barley for enzymes and flavor. So be sure to read the labels carefully.
Here are all the gluten free hard ciders that you can check out:
- Ace Pear Cider
- Angry Orchard
- Blue Mountain Cider Company
- Blackthorn Cider
- Bulmer’s Hard Cider
- Crispin Cider (including Fox Barrel products)
- Gaymer Cider Company
- Harpoon Craft Cider
- J.K. Scrumpy’s Organic Hard Cider
- Lazy Jack’s Cider
- Magner’s Cider
- Newton’s Folly Hard Cider
- Original Sin Hard Cider
- Smith and Forge Hard Cider
- Spire Mountain Draft Cider
- Strongbow Cider
- Stella Artois Apple and Pear Hard Cidre
- Woodpecker Cider
Vodka is a very tricky alcohol for gluten free drinkers. You see, technically, during the distillation process of the vodka, the gluten proteins from wheat based vodkas is supposed to be removed. However, many people have claimed that these vodkas (made from wheat) still contain gluten, thus leaving them feeling sick and nauseous. So to be safe, stay away from all wheat based vodkas if you have Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity.
However, you can still opt for a non-wheat, potato, corn, or grape based vodka which are typically cleared for gluten free consumption.
Here are all the safe gluten free vodka brands that you can purchase and enjoy:
- Blue Ice Vodka
- Bombora Vodka
- Boyd and Blair
- Cayman Blue Vodka
- Chopin Polish Vodka
- Cold River Vodka
- Devotion Vodka
- Famous Vodka
- Fleischmann’s Vodka
- Krome Vodka
- Luksusowa Vodka
- New Amsterdam
- Ocean Vodka
- Pau Maui Hawaiian Vodka
- Smirnoff Vodka
- Teton Glacier Vodka
- Three Olives
- Tito’s Vodka
- VDKA 6100
- V-One Vodka
- 360 Vodka
When tequila is made the traditional way with a blue agave plant is naturally gluten free. However, there are cheap brands that contain gluten, which are called “mixto.” So to make sure that your tequila is gluten free, be sure that the bottle says, “100% agave.”
Listed below are only the popular gluten free tequila brands:
- 1519 Tequila
- 1800 Tequila
- Cabo Wabo
- Don Julio Tequila
- Don Sergio
- El Jimador
- El Padrino
- Herradura Tequila
- Jose Cuervo
- Patron Tequila
- Suaza Tequila
Rum, which is a distilled alcoholic drink made from molasses and sugarcane is generally considered gluten free. The only time you have to worry about whether or not they contain gluten is if a flavor is introduced to the rum. But if you stick with a plain rum, you are usually in the clear.
- Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum
- Bacardi (only Gold, Superior, 151, and flavored)
- Bayou Rum
- Bundaberg Rum
- Captain Morgan Rum
- Cruzan Rum
- Malibu Rum
- Mount Gay Rum
- Myer’s Rum
Gluten Free Gin Brands
Technically, through distillation gin is usually gluten free. However, it is recommended that if you are allergic to gluten or live with Celiac Disease, then you should avoid all gins that are made from wheat, rye, and barley and instead try gin derived from other sources like corn, potatoes, and grapes.
Gluten Free Hard Sodas
Although many major hard root beer and soda companies brew with malt, there are a handful that are brewed with gluten free ingredients. Here are all the gluten free hard soda brands that you can try:
Gluten Free Hard Seltzer
Hard seltzer are made from purified water that has been infused with delicious fruit flavors along with alcohol that has been derived from gluten free malt alcohol. Here are all the gluten free bubbly hard seltzer beverages that are gluten free:
Other Gluten Free Liquors and Brands
- Americanaki Ouzo
- Bailey’s Irish Cream (if allergic to gluten, don’t drink)
- Calvados (most, if not all brands are safe)
- Brandy (all brands are safe, just watch out for flavored brandy)
- Fireball Cinnamon Whisky (don’t drink if allergic to gluten)
- Harvey’s Bristol Cream
- Hennessy Cognac
- Jack Daniel’s
- Jameson Irish Whiskey (don’t drink if allergic to gluten)
- Johnnie Walker Scotch (don’t drink if allergic to gluten)
- Kahlua (don’t drink if allergic to gluten)
- Pura Still
- Sambuca (most, if not all brands)
- Skinny Girl Margaritas
- Wild Turkey Bourbon
General Gluten Free Alcohol FAQs
Here are the most popular gluten free alcohol questions most readers tend to have:
Is wine gluten free?
Yes, all wine is gluten free!
Most wine tends to be gluten free from an ingredients perspective. The only time wine may be suspect to glutenous ingredients or cross contamination is from the wheat paste/sealant used in wine barrels.
This sealant sometimes tend to leak into the wine thus cross contaminating the wine.
However, most wineries are starting to remove this paste from their barrels.
So if you do have any questions about whether or not a wine contains gluten, it’s advised to contact the winery directly to see if their wines or barrels contain any wheat or glutenous ingredients.
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Is distilled alcohol gluten free?
Although hard liquors such as vodka, bourbon, whiskey, gin, and scotch are made from glutenous grains, they are actually made gluten free through the rigorous distillation process.
So basically even though some liquors are made with gluten, after distillation, all the gluten is removed from the final product.
Thankfully, there are a couple fool proof liquors that are usually always gluten free such as tequila which is made from agave, rum which is made from sugar cane, and brandy which is basically distilled wine.
All of which are not made from wheat or any glutenous main ingredients.
Is rum gluten free?
Rum is gluten free.
Since rum is made from sugar cane and molasses, it is usually safe to drink. The only time you need to worry about any glutenous ingredients is when flavors are added to the rum.
As a result, we recommend sticking with plain rums. But if you want a little flavor in your life, be sure to double check with the rum brand and examine the ingredients on the bottle thoroughly.
Popular gluten free rum brands include Malibu, Kraken, and Captain Morgan. Bacardi has quite a few gluten free rum options but those include gold, superior, 151, and flavored.
Is gin gluten free?
Yes, gin made from potatoes and grapes is gluten free.
Although most gin that is made from wheat, barley, and rye, is made gluten free through distillation, those that are allergic to gluten or live with Celiac Disease tend to react negatively to most gins.
That’s why it’s advised to stick with gin variations that have been made from grapes and potatoes.
By far the most popular and safe gluten free gin is made by Cold River Gin which is derived from potatoes and G-Vine which is derived from grapes.
Famous gin brands like Hendrick’s and Bombay are technically gluten free through distillation, but since they are made with wheat, barley, and rye, these are usually unsafe for those with sensitivities.
Is tequila gluten free?
Yes, if the tequila is made the natural way using blue agave, it is gluten free.
However, if the tequila is sold or marketed as mix, then these variations will sometimes include gluten.
As a result, that’s why it’s so important to opt for a tequila that has bee made with 100% agave and that’s it.
And don’t worry, the age or color of the tequila will not affect whether of not it contains gluten.
Is beer gluten free?
The popular beer brands you know and love are not gluten free. This includes the likes of Budweiser/Bud Light, Miller, Coors, Blue Moon, Stella Artois, Corona, and Michelob just to name a few.
However, there are quite a few specialty breweries that excel in creating naturally gluten free, gluten reduced, and gluten removed beers.
Popular gluten free options include Redbridge (Anheuser-Busch), Bard’s Gold Lager, and Glutenberg.
Just be sure to watch out for gluten removed beers which are made with gluten containing ingredients but have them removed through distillation. Unfortunately, this process is not 100% perfect resulting in U.S. retailers not being allowed to sell/market these particular beers as gluten free.
Popular gluten removed beers include Omission, New Planet, and Green’s.
For a better understanding of gluten free beer brands and specific options, be sure to read our in-depth guide.
Is vodka gluten free?
Although most experts tend to consider vodka to be gluten free even if it’s made from wheat, rye, or barley, those that suffer from gluten allergies, sensitivities, or Celiac disease react to vodka that has been been made with glutenous grains.
That’s why to stay on the safe side, we recommend opting for a vodka that has been made from gluten free ingredients like grapes, corn, or potatoes.
Popular safe brands include Ciroc, Titos, and Smirnoff.
Be sure to read our more in-depth rundown on vodka.
Is hard seltzer gluten free?
Yes hard seltzer is gluten free. Most if not all hard seltzers are made using purified water, fruit flavors, and malt alcohol. Plus, most brands tend to opt for a sugar free variation of there hard seltzer beverages.
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Popular Gluten Free Alcoholic Drinks
Here are some awesome articles about some of the best gluten free alcoholic drinks and cocktails you can make with all the gluten free liquors listed above.
Plus, you can generally use this listing as a menu of all potential drinks that you can order at most bars and restaurants.
So with that being said, here are the most popular cocktails that can me made using the gluten free liquor. Just be sure to request one of the alcohols listed above to ensure a truly gluten free experience.
- Old Fashioned
- Moscow Mule (Ginger beer is naturally gluten free)
- Whiskey Sour
- Mint Julep
- Vodka Cranberry
Plus, below, you’ll find some great recipes that you can try at home. Trust me, these are not to be missed.
- 8 Gluten Free Cocktail Recipes
- Glutenista’s Gluten Free Drink Recipes
- Gluten Free Alcoholic Mixed Drink Recipes by Yummly
- Gluten Free Recipes and Cocktails by Gluten Free Recipe Box
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Looking for a gluten free shopping list?
If you want to make gluten free cocktails at home but want to make sure all your mixers and add-ins are gluten free free, be sure to check out our awesome grocery shopping guide!
Thanks for reading. If you have any other gluten free alcohol suggestions, please leave a comment below.
And on a side note, we are always updating this listing so be sure to keep it bookmarked.
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