Vegan Alcoholic Drinks – Lists of Vegan Alcohol Brands You Need To Know

Vegan Alcoholic Drinks – what alcohol can vegan drinks? Are you vegan? Do you enjoy an alcoholic beverage every now and then? Just wished there was a place where you could find lists of vegan-friendly alcohols listed by category and type of drink. If the answer to all the above is “er…yes” then this article is for you. Welcome to the Vegan Bev HQ complete list of alcoholic drinks vegans can drink. In this post, I break down each category of alcohol such as wine, beer, and liquor, and their subcategories (i.e. red wine, white wine, etc.) and provide an easy-to-use go-to list of vegan-friendly alcohol recommendations for you. Knowledge is power especially when you are vegan grocery shopping.

What Alcohol Is Vegan?

In some of my previous posts, I have focused on what alcohol is not vegan. In this post, I want to look at it in a more positive light and share with you a list of alcohols that ARE VEGAN. The good news is that there are lots of options available and having a handy list makes grocery shopping so much easier.

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Vegan Alcoholic Drinks


What Wine is Vegan?

Most wines are not vegan due to the use of non-vegan fining agents in the wine filtration process. However, there are vegan wines out there, and increasingly we are starting to see vegan wines even be labeled as vegan.

I will now go into all the varieties of wines from red to white to rose to sparkling and present you with some vegan options.

What Red Wine Is Vegan?

I have written a whole post on 13 awesome vegan red wines by grape varieties. Here are ten of them:

Vegan Red Wines
Layer Cake Pinot Noir on Instacart  
Layer Cake Shiraz on Instacart  
Trivento Malbec from Instacart 
Pizzolato Merlot on Amazon
Line 39 Cabernet on Amazon 
Our Daily Wines Cabernet Sauvignon on Instacart  
7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel on Instacart  
Avaline Red Blend on  
Frey Red Field Blend Biodynamic on Amazon
Intermingle Red Blend on Instacart  

What White Wine is Vegan?

Is white wine your tipple of choice? If so, then make sure the check out the following vegan white wines. White wines are a bit less likely to be vegan as molecules have fewer places to hide in white wines so fining agents are more necessary. Fear not though check out these awesome vegan white wines:

Vegan White Wines
JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay on Amazon  
Beringer Main & Vine Chardonnay on Instacart  
Bonterra Organic Chardonnay on Amazon
Frey Vineyards Natural White on Amazon
Kris Pinot Grigio on Amazon
Bogle Sauvignon Blanc on Amazon 
Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc on Amazon  
Trivento Torrontes on  
Pizzolato Pinot Grigio on Organic Wine Exchange  
Decoy Sauvignon Blanc on Amazon

You can read more details about each individual wine plus some bonus vegan white wines here – The Best Vegan White Wines And Where To Buy Them.

What Rose Wine is Vegan?

Is the pink stuff your vino of choice? If so here are ten amazing rose wines:

10 Vegan Rose Wines
Avaline Rose on Instacart  
Frey Rose on Organic Wine Exchange  
Menage a Trois on Instacart  
Innovacion Malbec-Syrah Rose on Amazon  
Yes Way Rose on Instacart  
California Roots Rose at Target  
Stella Rosa Rose on Instacart  
Wine Cube Rose from Target  
Bellissima Sparkling Rose from
De Mont Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé – You will have to make a dedicated trip to Trader Joe’s to try them out.  

If you would like to read more about vegan Rosé wines you can here – 10 of the Best Vegan Rosé Wines (including Sparkling & Boxed).

What Boxed Wines Are Vegan?

Do you love the eco-conscious and budget-friendly nature of boxed wines? If you do, then you should check out the following vegan boxed wines.

Vegan Boxed Wines
Our Daily Wines Red Blend on Bevmo here  
Wine Cube Rose and Reds (apart from Malbec) are vegan. You can buy a box of Wine Cube merlot from Target here  
Big Sipper Reds from Instacart *Note Big Sipper white wines are not vegan  
Trader Joe’s Block pinot grigio, chardonnay, and red shiraz are vegan. You will have to make a dedicated trip to Trader Joe’s to try them out.  

If you want to read more about vegan boxed wines you can here – 5 Vegan Boxed Wines You Need To Try (& Those To Avoid).

Also, if you love bargain vegan wine then you must read the post I wrote about cheap vegan wine (spoiler alert – the cheapest works out at $1.50 for the equivalent of a bottle). You can read it here: The Best Cheap Vegan Wines Under $5.

What Champagnes and Proseccos are Vegan?

Love bubbles or have something you want to celebrate with a glass of vegan bubbles. Then you should read my posts: Is Champagne Vegan? Revealing The Truth Behind The Bubbles and The Best Vegan Sparkling Wines For Every Budget.

What Proseccos Are Vegan?

Vegan Proseccos  
Bellissima from  
Menage a Trois Prosecco on  
Pizzolato Prosecco on Amazon
Fitvine Prosecco on  

What Champagnes Are Vegan?

Vegan Champagnes
Wilson Creek Almond Champagne on Instacart  
Moet & Chandon Champagne on Instacart  
G H Mumm on Instacart  

Vegan Wines In Grocery Stores

Want to know what wine is vegan at your favorite grocery store? I have you covered with the following posts:

Still, itching to find out more about vegan wine?! Then I have you covered with my post about the best 100 (yes 100!) Vegan wines. You can read that here: Over 100 of the Best Vegan Wines.

Also, if you came across this post because you want to buy some wine for a vegan friend then you must check out my post “Vegan wine Subscriptions and Gifts” post: The Best Vegan Wine Subscriptions and Vegan Wine Gifts.

Finally, if you are in the market for some organic and vegan wines then check out the post I wrote on it – Best Vegan Organic Wines (And How To Know What To Look For). Hint – not all organic wines are vegan and not all vegan wines are organic.

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What Beers Are Vegan?

Most beer is in fact vegan. This is because unlike wine most beer is not fined. You can read more about it here – Is Beer Vegan – Introducing The Secret To Finding Out.

Here is a list of mass-produced vegan beers:

Mass Produced Vegan Beers
Budweiser and Bud Light (USA) *Except the Budweiser Clamato Chelada is not vegan
Coors and Coors Light (USA) *Except Coors Light in the UK, which is not vegan
Miller Original and Genuine Draft (USA)
Miller Lite (USA)
Samuel Adams Boston Lager (USA)
Pabst Blue Ribbon (USA)
Carlsberg (Danish)
Cobra (UK and India)
Guinness (Ireland)
Grolsch (Netherlands)
Heineken (Netherlands)
Hoegaarden (Belgium)
Stella Artois (Belgium)
Tennents (Scotland)
Peroni (Italy)
San Miguel (Spain)
Beck’s (Germany)
Sapporo (Japan)
Corona (Mexico)
Pacifico (Mexico)
Skol (Brazil)
Tsingtao (China)
Snow (China)
Harbin (China)

Also, if you live in the UK make sure to check this post out: Vegan Beer UK – How To Pick Vegan Beer in the UK.

If you shop at Trader Joe’s make sure to check this post out: 10 Vegan Beers at Trader Joe’s You Need To Try.

Vegan Alcoholic Drinks


What Liquors Are Vegan?

Most liquors are vegan. In fact, a rough and ready calculation of vegan vs non-vegan liquors on show the following:

Liquor% Not Vegan% Vegan

If you would like to read more about whether liquor generally is vegan, you can here – Is Liquor Vegan? How To Actually Pick Vegan Liquor. As a general rule most, unflavored clear liquors are vegan.

Now let’s dig into the six main liquors one by one.

What Vodkas Are Vegan?

Is vodka vegan? As a general rule, most unflavored and fruity vodkas are vegan. The main non-vegan vodkas to watch out for are those that are creamy flavored (e.g., chocolate, coffee, coconut, and caramel) as they contain dairy and honey-flavored vodka as they contain honey. Occasionally a vodka is fined with non-vegan fining agents, but this is rare. You can read more about it here.

Need a vegan vodka to whip up a vegan Martini? Then check out these ten awesome vegan vodkas:

Vegan Vodkas
Tito’s Vodka on Amazon
Absolut Vodka on Instacart
Grey Goose Vodka on Instacart
Hera the Dog on Instacart
Ketel One Vodka on Amazon
Ving Vodka on Instacart
Vodka Is Vegan on Vodka Is
Vapid Vodka on
Rhodium Vodka on

If you would like to find out a bit more information about each of the above vegan vodkas then check out my post: 10 Vegan Vodka Brands You Need To Know.

What Tequilas Are Vegan?

As a general rule, most tequilas are vegan. The only non-vegan tequila to watch out for are cream tequilas which contain cream, as well as the occasional brand such as Tres Agaves which state their Tequilas are not vegan. Oh, and tequila does not contain worms.

Which Tequilas Are Vegan?

In a conundrum as to which vegan tequila to use in your Margarita? I have you covered.

Vegan Tequila
Casamigos Tequila on Instacart  
Teremana Tequila on Amazon  
Ghost Tequila on Instacart 
Jose Cuervo Tequila on
El Jimador Tequila on Instacart  
Milagro Tequila on Amazon  
1800 Tequila on Instacart  
Espalon on Amazon  
Patron on Amazon
Exotico Tequila on Instacart  

If you want to read a bit more about each of the above vegan tequila brands, then make to read 10 Vegan Tequila Brands – Vegan Tequila Brands You Need To Know and Is Tequila Vegan? How To Really Pick Vegan Tequila.

What Brandy Is Vegan?

As a general rule, most brandies are vegan. A small number of brandies are not vegan due to –

  • Cochineal (crushed bugs) in cherry brandy;
  • Non-Vegan sugar; or
  • Non-vegan fining agents used in production.

You can read more about it in Is Brandy Vegan? How To Always Pick Vegan Brandy post. But if you just want to cut to the chase and have 6 awesome brandy recommendations then your wish is my command.

Vegan Brandy
Hennessy cognac on Amazon
Paul Masson cognac on Instacart  
Remy Martin cognac on  
Christian Brothers brandy on Instacart 
Courvoisier brandy on  
Martell brandy on

What Whiskey Is Vegan?

As a general rule, most whiskey is vegan. The main non-vegan whiskies are whiskey creams that contain dairy and those that contain honey. You can read more about it in Is Whiskey Vegan? How To Actually Pick Vegan Whiskey post.

Vegan Whiskey
Jim Beam whiskey on Instacart  
Screwball peanut whiskey on Instacart  
Jameson whiskey on Instacart  
Bird Dog Whiskey on Instacart
Four Roses Whiskey on Instacart  
Basil Hayden’s Whiskey on Instacart  
The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whiskey on Amazon
Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch on Amazon
Glenfiddich Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky on Amazon 
Evan Williams Whiskey on Instacart  

What Gin is Vegan?

Most gin is vegan. The main non-vegan ingredient that can be found in gin is honey. There are a few gins that contain ants, cochineal (crushed beetles) for color or have been filtered with non-vegan fining agents but this is rare. You can read more about it here – Is Gin Vegan? How To Really Tell Vegan Gins Apart.

If you are a fan of the classic G&T then be warned – Schweppes tonic is not vegan. So, be extra careful to choose a vegan tonic for that mixer. You can find out why Schweppes is not vegan in our post: Is Coca-Cola Vegan? Secrets To Know About Coca-Cola Drinks and for tonic alternatives read: Is Gin Vegan? How To Really Tell Vegan Gins Apart.

Vegan Gins
  Hendricks gin on Amazon
Bombay Sapphire gin on Amazon 
Beefeater gin on  
Sipsmith gin on 

What Rum is Vegan?

As a general rule, most rums are vegan. The main reasons for some rums not being vegan are honey or dairy as well as non-vegan sugar. It tends to be flavored rums that sometimes are not vegan – most clear unflavored rums are vegan. You can read more about it here – Is Rum Vegan? Surprises You Need To Know About In Rum.

Vegan Rum
Havana Club rum on Instacart  
Bacardi rum on Amazon
Tanduay rum on Instacart
Kraken rum on Instacart
  Blackheart rum on Instacart 

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What Cocktails are Vegan?

Most cocktails are vegan as-is. The main non-vegan ingredients to watch out for in cocktails are non-vegan liquors, egg white, anchovies, dairy, and non-vegan sugar. Virtually any cocktail can be made vegan – Vegan Cocktails – How To Always Get A Vegan Cocktail.

If you are interested in whipping up delicious vegan Cocktails then make sure to check out the posts I have written on vegan cocktails:

What Alcohol Can Vegans Drink – The Final Sip

What alcohol can vegans drink? Well, quite a lot. The good news is that if you are vegan then there are plenty of options available no matter what your favorite alcoholic beverage of choice is – beer, wine, or liquors. Liquors overall tend to be more vegan-friendly than beer or wines – mostly because of the way they are made via distillation. It doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of beer or wine options available. In fact, the beer industry has come especially a long way in making many mainstream brands vegan friendly. This includes the likes of Coors, Bud, and Miller brand beers. Out of all the three main categories of alcohol, wine remains the most challenging when it comes to vegan-friendly options. This is mostly because of a lack of transparency on labels telling us what is vegan and what isn’t. That’s why putting a list together of vegan-friendly options you can have is so important at this point in time for vegans. Whatever your choice of alcohol – when it comes to being vegan the more knowledge you have about the food you are eating the better.

Vegan Alcoholic Drinks

…now I know.

Beverage makers may change ingredients and/or manufacturing processes. Always double-check ingredients before purchasing any beverages.

Please Drink Responsibly.

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Red Wine References (as of 14 January 2022)

Avaline website

Layer Cake Wines on Barnivore

Triventos vegan certification on

Line 39 Cabernet website f&q

Our Daily Wines website

Pizzolato website

7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel on Barnivore

Frey Wines website

Intermingle Red Wine on Barnivore

White Wine References (as of 1 January 2022)

Jam Cellars on Barnivore

Beringer & Main on Barnivore

Frey website

Bonterra website

Kris on Barnivore

Bogle Sauvignon Blanc on Barnivore

Trivento website

Decoy wine on Barnivore

Pizzolato website

Rose Wine References (as of 14 January 2022)

Avaline website

Frey website

Bellissima website

Wine Cube on Barnivore

Menage a Trois on Barnivore

Yes Way Rose on Barnivore

Stella Rosa Rose on Barnivore

California Roots on Barnivore

De Mont Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé on Barnivore

Boxed Wine References (as of 21 February 2022)

Our Daily Wines website

Wine Cube on Barnivore

Big Sipper on Barnivore

Trader Joe’s Block on Barnivore

Prosecco and Champagne References (as of 22 Feb 2022)

Bellissima website

Pizzolato website

Fitvine website

Menage A Trois prosecco on Barnivore

Champagne references (as of 22 Feb 22)

Moet & Chandon Champagne on Barnivore

G H Mumm on Barnivore

Wilson Creek Champagne on Barnivore

Beer (as of 24 Feb 2022)


Vodka References (as of 6 Jan 2022)

Tito’s Vodka’s website

Absolut Vodkas website

Grey Goose Vodka on Barnivore

Hera The Dog website

Ketel One Vodka on Barnivore

Ving Vodka website

Russian Standard vodka on Barnivore

Vodka is vegan website

Vapid vodka on Barnivore

Rhodium vodka website

Tequila References (as of 3 February 2022)

Casamigos on Barnivore

Teremana Tequila on Barnivore

Ghost Tequila on Barnivore

Jose Cuervo on Barnivore

El Jimador Tequila on Barnivore

Milagro Tequila on Barnivore

1800 Tequila on Barnivore

Espalon tequila on Barnivore

Patron Tequila on Barnivore

Exotico Tequila on Barnivore

Brandy references (as of 24 February 2022)

Hennessy brandy on Barnivore

Paul Masson Brandy on Barnivore

Remy Martin Cognac on Barnivore

Christian Brothers on Barnivore

Courvoisier cognac on Barnivore

Martell cognac on Barnivore

Whiskey References (as of 24 February 2022)

Jim Beam on Barnivore

Screwball Peanut Whiskey on Barnivore

Jameson whiskey on Barnivore

Bird Dog whiskey on Barnivore

Four Roses whiskey on Barnivore

Basil Hayden’s whiskey on Barnivore

The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whiskey on Barnivore

Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch on Barnivore

Glenfiddich Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky on Barnivore

Rum references (as of 24 February 2022)

Bacardi on Barnivore

Havana Club on Barnivore3

Tanduay Rum on Barnivore

Kraken rum on Barnivore

Blackheart Rum on Barnivore

Gin references (as of 24 February 2022)

Hendricks gin on Barnivore

Bombay Sapphire gin on Barnivore

Beefeater gin on Barnivore

Sipsmith gin website

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