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Cocktails for diabetics

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Keesha, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am sure diabetics are allowed some alcoholic drinks while on vacation. Does anyone have any suggestion as to what cocktails to have when going to a bar for a drink? Something that will not send my blood sugar skyrocketing? Thank you.


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  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I am no expert on cocktails. Red or dry white wine is fine, as are most spirits (not rum), but the mixers need to be sugar free - not the sweet fruity ones normally associated with cocktails.
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Yes, most spirits (liquors) are OK and dry wine
     
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    Natalie1974 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A G&T over ice with a really good squeeze of lime juice is my favourite...although not sure you can really call it a cocktail ;)
     
  5. ChrisSamsDad

    ChrisSamsDad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cuba Libre - Rum with Diet Coke and a slice of lime is good.
    Long Island Iced tea - again, with diet coke, there's a bit of sugar in the syrup, but like 5g or something.
    I don't know if it has a name, but I drink it a lot - Sloe Gin and diet ginger ale.
    Aperol Spritz, which is Aperol and Prosecco
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    SunnyExpat Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Sloe gin can contain a lot of sugar.

    Daiquiri, leave out the sugar though.
    Dry Martini
    Maybe a Manhattan, depending on how sweet the vermouth is.

    The problem with cocktails is they all tend to have a sweet liqueur in, there aren't many without.
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Champagne cocktail - that is, champagne with a shot of brandy.

    Just make sure the champagne is dry and there is someone to help you home.:cool:
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Dirty martini - I have a Manhattan sour - no syrup in it - I also cope with a proper made Bellini which is made with crushed peaches and not archers liqueur- my favourite is spicy Bloody Mary made with vegetable juice- only one of any of these though - then back to a glass or two of wine
     
  10. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A big thank you to all the people who answered my questions.


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  11. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    My favourite first got hooked on it whilst in Cyprus was a Brandy Sour gorgeous.

    A typical recipe for a Cypriot Brandy Sour should include

    5 cl (2 parts) Cypriot brandy (typically KEO VSOP or Haggipavlu Anglias brands)
    2.5 cl (1 part) Cypriot lemon squash
    2-4 drops of bitters (Angostura or Cypriot **** Drops brands)
    Top up with soda water (some use lemonade instead)
    Ice

    The Lemon juice would need to be changed to a sugar free version of course.
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  12. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    A true champagne cocktail usually has a cube of sugar in it, I think?
     
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    hornplayer · Well-Known Member

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    A Hedgehog. That's vodka and champagne, half and half. - Four weeks in Russia and that's all I drank. And I do mean ALL. No water, no coffee, no nothing.

    - I hadn't had a diphtheria jab and there was an out break in St Petersburg. The doctor told me to drink lots of vodka and not to kiss any Russians. .... One out of two wasn't bad


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    wd6ecc Type 2 · Active Member

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    word of warning check your blood sugar after drinking alcohol which tends to crash your blood sugar mine crashes to around 3.6 after about 5 hours
     
  15. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Did you pass out when your blood sugar crashed to 3.6? Would eating something with cocktails help with blood sugar control?


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    colsan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Why not Rum? It doesn't contain any carbs.
     
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    It depends on the rum.

    Dark rum especially is sweetened.
     
  18. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Yes, sorry.
    I have been looking up about this. I simply assumed that as it is made from raw sugar cane and/or molasses it must have natural sugar in it. Clearly this must disappear during the distilling stage.
     
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    A lot of spirits have sweeteners and flavours added back in though, either by storage, or simply added, after distillation, to give each one their individual taste.
     
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    It would think it depends where you go as to what is on offer. Spirit and a diet mixer is fairly safe but I was advised to only drink with food and to be aware of a possible hypo the morning after. I had one when swimming at about 11 am after a few G&Ts the night before.
     
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