In today’s age, there are a vast number of alcoholic drinks at cocktail bars like Giovanna’s Cocktails. From a simple pint of beer to exotic Asian alcohol such as ‘Soju’ made from rice or barley.
However, as they’re not all made the same, not all of them are best for anyone with an issue in their stomach.
Which is why we’ll be discussing what alcoholic drinks are readily available that even an upset stomach can enjoy.
Considered to be one of the ‘cleanest’ liquors on the market, vodka is on the list for best alcoholic drinks that are easy on the stomach. The reason for this is because vodka is often made from grains such as corn, wheat and rye; however, depending on the place, it can be made from potatoes, sugar beets and grapes.
Although not the most pleasant tasting drink, its distillation process shows it to be a promising choice and is done by filtering the liquor through charcoal to eliminate unwanted flavours and colours from entering the final product. This process will then be repeated multiple times until the desired product is created.
Vodka is also known to exhibit lower levels of fusel oils and congeners compared to other liquors on the market, which is known to be toxic to the human body.
Surprising as it may seem, wine is on this list however this is only applicable to dry red or white wines or wines that are known to be below a 1% residual sugar percentage. This can include, but not limited to, red wines such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir as well as white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio.
Such wines are considered to be safe options for individuals with issues within their stomach, however note that it would still be important to maintain moderation of alcohol consumption as alcohol itself as a substance can still cause distress within a person’s digestive system.
Made from a multitude of grains such as rye, malted rye, barley, wheat and corn. Whiskey, most if not all forms of it, is considered to be a safe option for individuals that may have stomach problems.
Although another distilled liquor, the benefits of having a drink that is hard to drink, is that you’d be able to track your alcohol consumption more easily and at the same time, keep your total alcohol consumption down.
If pure shots aren’t your style, you can even choose to add a mixer that’s classified as low-fodmap, such examples include tomato juice and cranberry juice, which are low in sugar, with carbonated options such as seltzer and club soda, if your stomach can handle it.
In conclusion, if you’re looking to consume alcohol but have issues and problems within your stomach, it’s important that you drink responsibly and practice good drinking habits. It’s entirely possible to consume alcoholic drinks with a bad stomach however going over your limits will make matters worse and could lead to more problems. Try drinking water in between alcoholic drinks, taking more time to consume one drink at a time and knowing which drinks your stomach can handle. All of this forms a basis for safe drinking even if you have issues within your stomach.