7 Alternatives To Beer

While beer may be a popular beverage choice for many people (myself included), it’s not for everyone. I love trying different gins for instance. Fortunately, there are many delicious and satisfying alternatives to beer that can be just as enjoyable. I’d like to cover a few options for you to consider.

Whether you’re looking to avoid alcohol, have a gluten intolerance, or simply want to try something new, there are plenty of options available.

One option is cider, a fermented drink made from apples or other fruit. Cider comes in a variety of flavours and can be either sweet or dry.

Another popular alternative is wine. Wine can be a great choice for those looking for a drink that is lower in alcohol content but still has complex flavours.

Non-alcoholic alternatives to beer include flavoured sparkling water, kombucha, and tea. These options offer a refreshing and healthy alternative to beer while still satisfying your thirst.

With so many alternatives to choose from, there’s no reason to limit yourself to beer alone. Let’s take a look at some of my favourite beer alternatives.

Gin – With so many gin distilleries popping up, you’re going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to gin options. Choose a gin with lots of flavour and complexity, like a London Dry Gin. Serve it up in a rocks glass over ice with tonic water (a 2:1 ratio is best), garnish it with a lime or lemon wheel and you’re good to go!

Tequila – Tequila is perfect for summer days. Pour over ice and mix with a splash of lime juice and your favourite soda water. Add a twist of lime to the top and sip away!

Whiskey – Irish whiskey can offer up some complexity in flavor, so don’t be afraid to try something new! Try it on the rocks with a few drops of bitters and a splash of soda water. For an added zest, try adding a twist of lemon or orange peel.

Vodka – Whether you prefer it straight up or on the rocks, vodka can be enjoyed in many formats. Try serving it up with a splash of cranberry juice and topped off with club soda for an easy sipper that’ll hit all the right notes.

Wine – Wine lovers will love exploring new varietals and styles when looking for an alternative to beer! From sweet rosé to bold red blends, there is something for everyone. Pour your favourite over ice and top off with sparkling water for a refreshing summer treat.

Mezcal – If you’re looking for something smoky and bold, try mezcal! Serve it up in a rocks glass with a splash of orange juice, then garnish with an orange twist.

Cider – Hard cider is perfect for when you want the taste of beer but not the heavy carbonation that many beers have. Pour your favourite over ice and top off with ginger ale or club soda to get the just right balance of sweet and tart flavours. Enjoy!

Phew! With all of these options, you won’t miss beer for a second! So go ahead and share your favourite alternative to beer with friends at your next get-together.

Cheers to alternatives! 🍻 🥂 🍷 🍸 🥃

How Many Calories In Beer and Popular Beverages?

Alcoholic drinks are a ubiquitous part of many social gatherings, but they can also be a significant source of empty calories.

While most people are aware that sugary cocktails and beer can add to their waistline, the exact number of calories in different alcoholic beverages may not be as well-known.

The calorie count of a drink can vary depending on the type of alcohol, the serving size, and any mixers or additives used.

Understanding the caloric content of your favourite alcoholic beverages can be an important step towards maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. It can also help you make more informed choices about what you drink, especially if you are watching your weight or trying to reduce your overall calorie intake.

In this article, we will explore the caloric content of various alcoholic drinks, including beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails. We will also provide tips on how to make healthier choices without sacrificing the enjoyment of a good drink.

If you’re counting calories, be sure to check out how much is in your favourite tipple!

Gin (neat) has a whopping 97 calories per 25ml serve. If you mix it with tonic, that skyrockets to around 180 per 100ml. Of course, if you go for the diet option and opt for soda instead, you’ll save yourself a few calories – just 80 per 100ml.

Full strength beer serves up 150-170 calories in every 100ml, while mid strength sips in at about 120-140.

If you prefer whiskey (neat), get ready for around 105 calories per 25ml serve. But if you mix that with coke, the calories climb to around 180-200 per 100ml.

Finally, vodka and soda adds up to around 74-80 calories per 100ml.

It pays to pay attention when you’re out having a drink – some drinks pack more of a calorie punch than others!

Remember to always drink responsibly and in moderation. Enjoy!