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By pat on Sun, 04-14-02, 01:29

I don't know if anyone else worries about this one. If I'm out at a party, I never feel comfortable having a drink. I have had Absolute vodka since getting this stupid allergy, but I'm never sure what else I can have. Any ideas out there?

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By lex on Sun, 04-14-02, 19:41

Quote:Originally posted by pat:
[b]I don't know if anyone else worries about this one. If I'm out at a party, I never feel comfortable having a drink. I have had Absolute vodka since getting this stupid allergy, but I'm never sure what else I can have. Any ideas out there?[/b]

I sometimes find myself getting paranoid about these kind of things, too. It's usually not a paranoia that has much basis in reality, but I do exactly the same thing!

I tend to stick with the same drinks again and again, same as I do with food. Basically, if it's not something I've had at home, I'm reluctant to try it. Unless it's a party where there are bowls of peanuts lying around, of course, in which case I can be found in a pub several streets away. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

[This message has been edited by lex (edited April 14, 2002).]

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By Gwen Thornberry on Mon, 04-15-02, 08:59

Well, its honestly not something I think about too much. I know amaretto (sp!) is made from almonds, but as far as I'm aware thats the only drink to watch out for. OK, there are a few flavoured vodkas out there, but they're usually fruit flavoured, and I've never even given it a thought. I really should though........

In the pub I usually stick to Smirnoff / Boru vodka and coke or drink Miller or Bud anyway, everything else goes straight to my head! I bring my own drink to parties, so no surprises there!

Gwen

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By Cayley's Mom on Mon, 04-15-02, 13:36

Hazelnut liquor is also known as Frangelico - that's one we have to watch out for as my husband is allergic to hazelnuts.

Carolyn

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By nopeanuts on Mon, 04-15-02, 17:20

FAAN had this list a while ago:

Advocaat (Dutch Eggnog): Egg Yolks
Amaretto : Almonds
Bailey's Irish Cream: Milk
Creme de Noisette: Hazelnuts
Creme de Noix: Walnuts
Creme de Noyeaux: Almonds
Cuervo Almondrado: Almonds
Frangelica: Hazelnuts
Nocino: Walnuts
Pistachia: Pistachios
Parline: Pecans

Sue

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By Cayley's Mom on Mon, 04-15-02, 17:25

Just to clarify - the hazelnut liqueur is spelled Frangelico and Frangelica - it's a difference in the name brand - but they're both hazelnut containing. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Carolyn

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By Kim canada on Wed, 04-17-02, 00:49

Watch out for gin! Bombay Sapphire and Tanqueray (probably all other types of gin) contain ALMONDS. Interestingly enough, I drank loads of gin and tonics before developing my anaphylactic allergy to almonds and I truly believe that my overindulgence in almonds found in food and drink triggered my allergy.

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By Cayley's Mom on Wed, 04-17-02, 01:49

Kim - Are you sure about the almonds in *all* gin? I ask because I know there is a product called "Marzipan Gin" or "MarGin" for short, which contains almonds, but regular gin is made with only juniper berries.

I also know gin "marries" well with almond flavouring (some would beg to differ) so certain drinks, like "Sloe Gin" with sloe berries will contain almond essence.

But I can't find any info on regular gin containing almonds. Where did you find the info? I have a PA/TNA adult friend who would really like to know! And by the way - vodka and tonic is a FAR superior drink to gin and tonic, in my humble opinion. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Carolyn

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By Cayley's Mom on Wed, 04-17-02, 01:56

Never mind Kim. I found some on-line info that includes 'bitter almond' as a gin ingredient - from a company called "Plymouth" which makes gin.

Hmmmm... why aren't major allergens declared when hidden in liquor like this? Good call, Kim.

Carolyn

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By Gwen Thornberry on Wed, 04-17-02, 08:46

Carolyn,
Does that mean that a lot of gins use almond? I'm not a gin drinker anyway, but I'm sure I'd probably drink it in a cocktail or such.
Thank you all for the information on allergens in alcohol btw, its really helpful for me. Guess I'll stringently have to stick to my vodka or MGD from now on!

Gwen

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By Cayley's Mom on Wed, 04-17-02, 14:34

Hiya Gwen! How ya been? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

What I would do, if I was PA/TNA is call the gin manufacturers individually so they can give you a proper ingredient list. Some brands do contain bitter almond - but how do you know which ones? So call, then, when you order a drink in a restaurant or pub, you can ask for it to be made with a specific *safe* brand. You might have to pay a higher price for a premium brand rather than the pub house brand liquor, but it's obviously worth it!

It's too difficult to find proper liquor ingredient lists on-line - again, I'd just call. Hope this helps. Happy pubbing!

Carolyn

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By nopeanuts on Tue, 03-11-03, 03:23

Just re-raising.

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By nonuts5 on Sat, 04-12-03, 01:54

hi, i am pa and tna. i have always wanted to try malibu rum, kahlua and vanilla vodka. i was wondering if anyone who is also pa/tna has tried these or know if they are pa/tna safe?

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By MaryM on Sat, 04-12-03, 20:05

Hi,

I have never had vanilla vodka or Malibu Rum, but I do have Kahlua on occasion and have never had a problem with it - I am PA and TNA.

Mary

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By nonuts5 on Sat, 04-12-03, 20:52

thanks so much mary. which kind of kahlua have you had? kahlua mudslide, or the drinks in the small bottles?

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By MaryM on Sun, 04-13-03, 01:54

I've never had the little bottled Kahlua drinks- I have had kahlua and cream and I have a regular bottle at home, that I sometimes put on ice cream or have what we call a baby guiness which is kahlua with baileys on top (it looks like a little guiness, but its very yummy) people drink it as a shot, but its nice to sip...

I stay away from any blended drinks when I am out b/c I never know what was in the blender before or how well it was cleaned...

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By nonuts5 on Sun, 04-13-03, 14:41

hi. i agree about the blended drinks, even though they look so good. thanks for your help, i look forward to trying kahlua mudslide! bailey's irish cream was always another one i wanted to try but i forgot to ask but it looks like you have it regularly and it's ok?

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By Kim canada on Sun, 04-13-03, 18:20

Hello
I am TNA/PA. I contacted Baileys a while back and they responded that their product is not safe as there is a small amount of vegetable oil added. They couldn't guarantee that the vegetable oil was not derived from peanuts or treenuts, so they advised me to avoid their product. Supposedly they receive different sources of oil from various suppliers from time to time, so the actual source of the oil could change from one time to the next. I was able to contact them via e-mailing their website-if you are concerned you should email them too to see if they have a different response.

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By nonuts5 on Wed, 04-16-03, 22:25

oh, interesting, thanks for the information. have you tried kahlua mudslide, or vanilla vodka or malibu rum and know if it's safe? or anyone else?

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By krasota on Sat, 04-19-03, 08:07

I drink Kahlua, but I don't buy pre-mixed drinks in bottles. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] I also drink Frangelico, but I'm not allergic to hazelnuts. Ditto Amaretto/almonds.

I've had Stoli Vanil with no reaction. I don't drink Absolut because it's a horribly rough concoction that in no way resembles "vodka". I like Luksusowa vodka and keep it in my freezer.

I have a habit of drinking cocoa with frangelico. Creme de cacao + creme de menthe + ice cream + milk (grasshopper milkshake). Milk + heavy cream + kahlua + frangelico... mmmmm....

I'm allergic to rum and bourbon, whiskey, and whisky, so I don't drink any of those at all.

ygg

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By nonuts5 on Tue, 05-06-03, 00:07

Quote:Originally posted by nonuts5:
[b]oh, interesting, thanks for the information. have you tried kahlua mudslide, or vanilla vodka or malibu rum and know if it's safe? or anyone else?[/b]

re-raising [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Kim canada on Tue, 05-06-03, 00:56

I haven't tried Kahlua or Malibu rum since I've developed my nut allergy. I am on the lookout to contact these companies and learn if they are safe. I would stay away from bottled drinks, such as Kahlua Mudslide or cooler-type drinks as these often contain oil. I talked to a Bacardi representative here in Canada a few months back and she said that the Bacardi cooler drinks in Canada have a "may contain peanut oil" warning on them. As for vodka, I am not sure if it is safe. I contacted Absolut last year and they said that they process no nut-containing vodkas. If you were up to it, you could find a safe brand of regular vodka and add a vanilla bean or two to it and let it sit for a few weeks before you remove the vanilla beans-I found this in a cookbook.

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By Scruffy on Mon, 05-12-03, 06:01

about the malibu... i drink that rum all of the time and have never had a problem.... unless i drink too much. haha

but seriously, malibu has been ok for me. when i have white russians i use kahlua and its also ok.

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By nonuts5 on Thu, 06-12-03, 15:24

Quote:Originally posted by Scruffy:
[b]about the malibu... i drink that rum all of the time and have never had a problem.... unless i drink too much. haha

but seriously, malibu has been ok for me. when i have white russians i use kahlua and its also ok.[/b]

scruffy, what kind of nuts are you allergic to? (i'm trying to figure out if i can try malibu) and have you tried absolut or schmirnoff's vanilla vodka?

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By Scruffy on Tue, 06-17-03, 03:40

Quote:Originally posted by nonuts5:
[b] scruffy, what kind of nuts are you allergic to? (i'm trying to figure out if i can try malibu) and have you tried absolut or schmirnoff's vanilla vodka?[/b]

i am allergic to almonds, walnuts, and peanuts.

i havent tried the vanilla vodka sorry. but if i do try it or find out anything about it i will let you know.

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By Annemarie on Tue, 06-17-03, 14:22

I'm allergic to peanuts and all the tree nuts and I've had that vanilla vodka with no problems.

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By Elisabeth on Tue, 07-22-03, 20:37

Tomorrow I will be dining out with some friends at a popular local restaurant that also has its own brewery. I would like to sample a beer or two. I know nothing about brewing. Are nuts used? Are there particular types of beer I should avoid.

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By MaryM on Tue, 07-22-03, 20:46

Elisabeth - I don't think that nuts are used when brewing beer. If you are going to a place that brews their own beer - I would ask the waiter or bartender. I was in Nashville in May and DH and I went to a brewery - we double checked with the waiter about the beer ingredients - he was very knowledgeable about beer and food allergies - and believe it or not I had a Nut Brown Ale (obviously there were no nuts in it).

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By Elisabeth on Thu, 07-24-03, 12:53

Last night I went to the restaurant (the Appalachian Brewing Company, in Harrisburg) and had a "wheat beer" with my meal. I wasn't too crazy about it. The meal itself was a steak and mushroom salad which I enjoyed very much.

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By Claire on Thu, 07-24-03, 14:36

OK I hate to have to admit that I do ocassionally have a drink or two. What I do like is a shot of Sambuca. This is not a drink I would ever recommend to a PA person. It is made out of black licorice. When stressing i will take a bath with a shot on the side. I to tell you the truth have a drink very rarely do to an alcoholic Grandfather. I never saw him drunk but only know from stories he was a closet drinker and I am to afraid of drinking. My brothers won't drink either in fear of being like him.
I hope Chris decides to do the same. He tells me he will never drink.
OK i have traveled from the subject. good day!! Claire

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By townie416 on Wed, 09-03-03, 19:10

So glad someone brought up this topic - I'm 24 w/tna, and would hate to have to make drastic changes in my social life if I don't have to.
I have been drinking pretty much all the same liquor I drank before being diagnosed w/o a probalem. I have stopped drinking Frangelico, as I am allergic to hazelnuts.

So far so good, but I will be morer vigilant from now on!

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By princesshinmighty on Thu, 10-16-03, 05:25

I think you were asking about malibu, kahlua & vanilla vodka right? I'm TN/PA & have had all three...No problems here.

What helps with knowing what to order when out & about is to get a good home bartender guide book. If you know what to expect in different drinks you can order the right ones.

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By KateB on Fri, 10-17-03, 01:51

Someone mentioned trying Baileys. I have a great, really easy recipe for Baileys using Scotch or Irish whiskey, eggs, condensed milk, and a couple of other things. Would it be appropriate to post the recipe here for everyone? I usually make it once a year, on New Year's Eve.

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By Gwen Thornberry on Fri, 10-17-03, 10:14

WEll, I don't know about anyone else, but I sure as heck would love that recipe!! LOVE Baileys, but its so expensive, and its gone in no time at all!

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By princesshinmighty on Fri, 10-17-03, 16:05

I don't think anyone would have a problem with you posting the recipe. Since this is the "adult section" and this is a string on Liquor, if someone has a problem with alcohol, they probably wouldn't click on this one. lol

If you're concerned with relevancy though, I'd go with the "off topic" area...But I would think that this would be a more appropriate place to put it! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Did you get the recipe out of the "Top Secret Recipes" collection? I love those books--You can make the things you crave, without the worries of cross contamination! There is even one with the recipe for oreos (I know I saw a few postings about oreos)!!!

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By KateB on Sat, 10-18-03, 01:10

OK, here it is [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Irish Cream Liqueur

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1/2 tin condensed milk (I use light)
1 cup (250 ml) whipping cream (do not whip)
1/2 tsp instant coffee
3/4 tsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup hot water
1 1/2 cups Irish whiskey (1 mickey)
(Rye makes a smoother drink, but I prefer the kick from the Irish whiskey [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Method:
In blender, beat eggs well. Add condensed milk and whipping cream (do not whip before adding to blender). Dissolve instant coffee and cocoa powder in the very hot water. Blend together with above. Add the whiskey. Mix well. Bottle and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Makes 4 cups (one regular size Irish Cream bottle + one cup).
Enjoy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I got this recipe from a friend, and I don't know where she got it from - I've had it for twenty years, and have never failed to make it at New Year.

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By MichelleR on Sat, 12-27-03, 19:51

reraising

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By MichelleR on Tue, 02-10-04, 06:49

reraising for starlight

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By Going Nuts on Sun, 12-12-04, 22:57

Bumping for Maureen.

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By KateB on Thu, 12-29-05, 00:42

Re-raising the Irish Cream recipe for New Year [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Also, any ideas how to find the addresses of various liquor companies? I don't know many names, but did find the Captain Morgan's spiced rum site (I think it was the official site) and e-mailed them regarding ingredients. That was a couple of months ago and so far I've had no reply.

Also, do PA/TNA individuals drink out of glasses in bars? My son (19) doesn't feel safe doing so, and has drunk only out of bottles the couple of times he's been in a bar.

[This message has been edited by KateB (edited December 28, 2005).]

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By ajgauthier on Thu, 12-29-05, 04:44

Quote:Originally posted by KateB:
[b]Re-raising the Irish Cream recipe for New Year [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Also, any ideas how to find the addresses of various liquor companies? I don't know many names, but did find the Captain Morgan's spiced rum site (I think it was the official site) and e-mailed them regarding ingredients. That was a couple of months ago and so far I've had no reply.

Also, do PA/TNA individuals drink out of glasses in bars? My son (19) doesn't feel safe doing so, and has drunk only out of bottles the couple of times he's been in a bar.

[This message has been edited by KateB (edited December 28, 2005).][/b]

I drink out of a glass, but I ask the bartender to get a glass that went through the actual dishwasher (not their little sink thing). I just explain I'm allergic to amaretto and frangelico (nuts) and they "get it". They also don't make my drink in the usual mixer...they just use 2 clean glasses. I've never had a problem.

Adrienne

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By sidni on Wed, 03-01-06, 02:49

i can ditto what adrienne said. the other night i was at a bar after hours, and the bartender wanted so badly to make me some weird drink i had never heard of (i don't do cocktails, only beer or straight liquor... the closest ive come is whiskey in my coffee)....the bartender was needless to say disappointed, but i did get a free cider out of it all. so, i dont drink out of the barely washed glasses (they always have lip-prints) but i will drink right out of the beer pitcher. hmm. (still in the youthful party-too-much phase i guess [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Sat, 03-17-07, 18:29

Re-raising for tyguy2354

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By xoxstacey on Sun, 03-18-07, 07:00

This is a little late asking since Christmas/New Years has long past, but I was wondering if Eggnog was safe for TNA/PA.... if it is safe then my next question is which brands of rum to you recommend for TNA/PA I am in Canada not sure if that makes a difference... is Bacardi safe? How about Polar ice?

Thanks [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Stacey

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By MommyMegan on Mon, 03-19-07, 06:31

I went out last night, and my friend had a Smirnoff, three of them, two green apple and a raspberry. Are these safe for PA/TNA? I SOOOOOOOOO wanted the green apple one!

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By starlight on Mon, 03-19-07, 17:34

Quote:Originally posted by MommyMegan:
[b]I went out last night, and my friend had a Smirnoff, three of them, two green apple and a raspberry. Are these safe for PA/TNA? I SOOOOOOOOO wanted the green apple one![/b]

The green apple twisted V's are my favorite drink. I've never had a problem with it, but I've never called and I'm not TNA.

Last time I looked at liquors in the store, there was a new grape version - can't wait to try that [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By MommyMegan on Wed, 03-21-07, 19:49

Here's the response I got...

March 21, 2007

Dear Megan,

Thank you for taking time to contact Smirnoff. We appreciate hearing from
our consumers, whether comments e complimentary or critical, because your
feedback is important.

In regards to your email, Smirnoff does not knowingly add any form of nuts
to our products. However, the flavors that we add to the product come from a
different source, and we can't know for sure if there were any peanuts or
tree nuts used in the production of those flavors. In as much, we suggest
talking to your doctor before consuming the product, just to be on the safe
side.

Once again, thank you for contacting Smirnoff.

Sincerely

Colin Beatty
Smirnoff
Consumer Response Representative

Smirnoff is clearly original - check out at [url="http://www.smirnoff.com"]www.smirnoff.com[/url] to find out
more.

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Allergic to Peanuts, Tree Nuts & Kiwi.

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By nosoyforme on Mon, 08-27-07, 14:01

I have seem some use whipping cream and heavy cream in the drinks.
I was making homemake strawberry shortcake:
Fresh strawberries
Bisquick heart healthy Mix for the biscit
and fresh whipped cream.

The fresh whipping cream had veg. oil added.
So had to go to the store and look for one without the added oil.
Once I got one without oil it was so good.

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