Spirits, one of many common hiding spots for gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley and rye, is an easy place to start when overhauling your diet in the New Year. Why bother eliminating gluten? Especially in your cocktails? First, removing gluten amps up energy, clears skin, and eliminates many of the unhealthy symptoms you thought were normal, like “allergies.” Second, making over Happy Hour is simple because so many spirits are gluten-free, even if you have to pass on your signature whiskey drink.
Some gluten-free alternatives to check out:
- Organic or biodynamic wine
- Potato vodka
- Tequila and mescal
- Gluten-free beers