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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- Red Wine
- White Wine
- Rosé Wine
- Boxed Wines
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 wine.com
|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 wine.com
|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 wine.com
|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?
|Bellissima from wine.com
|Menage a Trois Prosecco on wine.com
|Pizzolato Prosecco on Amazon
|Fitvine Prosecco on wine.com
What Champagnes Are Vegan?
|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:
- 10 Vegan Wines At Trader Joe’s You Need To Try
- Introducing the 10 Best Vegan Wines At Walmart
- 10 Vegan Wines At Whole Foods You Need To Know
- 10 Vegan Wines at Costco You Need To Know About
- The Best Vegan Wines at Sprouts You Need To Know About
- 15 Vegan Wines at Target You Need To Try
- Vegan Wines at Bevmo You Need To Try
- Vegan Wined at ALDI You Need To Know About
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.
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)
|Cobra (UK and India)
|Stella Artois (Belgium)
|San Miguel (Spain)
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.
What Liquors Are Vegan?
Most liquors are vegan. In fact, a rough and ready calculation of vegan vs non-vegan liquors on Barnivore.com show the following:
|% Not 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:
|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 Vegan.com
|Vapid Vodka on thespiritguild.com
|Rhodium Vodka on Rhodeislandspirits.com
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.
|Casamigos Tequila on Instacart
|Teremana Tequila on Amazon
|Ghost Tequila on Instacart
|Jose Cuervo Tequila on Wine.com
|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.
|Hennessy cognac on Amazon
|Paul Masson cognac on Instacart
|Remy Martin cognac on Wine.com
|Christian Brothers brandy on Instacart
|Courvoisier brandy on Wine.com
|Martell brandy on Wine.com
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.
|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.
|Hendricks gin on Amazon
|Bombay Sapphire gin on Amazon
|Beefeater gin on Wine.com
|Sipsmith gin on Wine.com
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.
|Havana Club rum on Instacart
|Bacardi rum on Amazon
|Tanduay rum on Instacart
|Kraken rum on Instacart
|Blackheart rum on Instacart
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:
- Vegan Bloody Mary (includes vegan Worcestershire sauces and vegan Bloody Mary mixers);
- Vegan Sours (includes how to replace egg white with Aquafaba);
- Vegan Vodka Cocktails (includes vegan Screwdriver, White Russian, and vegan Vodka Hot Chocolate);
- Vegan Rum Cocktails (includes vegan Pina Colada, Eggnog, Daiquiri, and Dark n Stormy); and
- Vegan Gin Cocktails (includes Gin Fizz, Negroni, Martini, and G&T).
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.
…now I know.
Beverage makers may change ingredients and/or manufacturing processes. Always double-check ingredients before purchasing any beverages.
Please Drink Responsibly.
Like What You Are Reading
Need to know more? Think your favorite beer or wine is vegan? How about your favorite Vodka, Tequila, or Gin – think those are vegan? Time to find out – check out some of my other articles:
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- The Best Cheap Vegan Wines Under $5
- The Best Vegan Wine Subscriptions and Vegan Wine Gifts
- Best Vegan Organic Wines (And How To Know What To Look For)
- Best Vegan Sparkling Wines For Every Budget You Need To Know
- 13 Of The Best Vegan Red Wine By Grape Varieties
- 15 Vegan White Wines – Best Pinots, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnays & Bubbles
- 10 of the Best Vegan Rosé Wines
- 5 Vegan Boxed Wines You Need To Try (& Those To Avoid)
- 10 Vegan Wines At Trader Joe’s You Need To Try
- 10 Vegan Wines at Whole Foods Market You Need To Know About
- Vegan Wines at BevMo You Need To Try
- The Best Vegan Wine at Sprouts For Vegans
- 97 Vegan Wines at ALDI You Need To Know About
- Introducing the 10 Best Vegan Wines at Walmart
- 15 Vegan Wines at Target You Need To Try
- 10 Vegan Wines at Costco You Need To Know About
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- Is Champagne Vegan? Revealing the Truth Behind the Bubbles
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- Is Whiskey Vegan? How to Actually Pick Vegan Whiskey
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- Is Gin Vegan? How To Really Tell Vegan Gins Apart
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Red Wine References (as of 14 January 2022)
White Wine References (as of 1 January 2022)
Rose Wine References (as of 14 January 2022)
Boxed Wine References (as of 21 February 2022)
Prosecco and Champagne References (as of 22 Feb 2022)
Champagne references (as of 22 Feb 22)
Beer (as of 24 Feb 2022)
Vodka References (as of 6 Jan 2022)
Tequila References (as of 3 February 2022)
Brandy references (as of 24 February 2022)
Whiskey References (as of 24 February 2022)
Rum references (as of 24 February 2022)
Gin references (as of 24 February 2022)