🥂🌱 Alcohol and veganism - does that go together? This is a question asked by many people who have chosen a vegan lifestyle. In this blog post we will answer this question and tell you which types of alcohol are actually vegan.
🌱 Before we get into the question of whether alcohol is vegan, we should clarify what the term "vegan" actually means. Basically, it is about not consuming or using any animal products - for example, no meat, no dairy products, and no eggs.
🍷 Before we get into the question of whether alcohol is vegan, we should first take a look at how alcohol is actually produced. Basically, there are two possibilities: either alcohol is produced by fermentation of fruits or sugar or by distillation of fermented grain or fruit.
🍺 Now we come to the real question: Is alcohol vegan? The answer is: it depends. Some types of alcohol are vegan, others are not. Here is an overview:
🍺 Beer is mostly made from water, hops, malt and yeast and is therefore usually vegan. However, there are some varieties that may contain animal ingredients such as gelatin or fish bladders to clarify the beer. If you want to make sure the beer is vegan, you should check the label or contact the manufacturer.
🍷 Wine is mostly made from grapes and is therefore usually vegan. However, there are some varieties that may contain animal ingredients such as gelatin or egg white to clarify the wine. Again, it is recommended to check the label or contact the manufacturer.
🥃 Spirits such as whiskey, gin or vodka are distillates that are often made from grain or fruit. Here it is important to pay attention to the manufacturer. Some varieties are filtered with animal ingredients such as bones or fish bladders to improve color and flavor. However, there are also many manufacturers who do without animal products and thus produce vegan spirits.
🍹 Here it all depends on the ingredients. If you want to make sure that your cocktail is vegan, you should avoid the following ingredients:
🌱 In summary, many types of alcohol are vegan, but there are also varieties that may contain animal ingredients. If you want to make sure that your alcohol is vegan, you should look at the label or contact the manufacturer. This way, you can make sure that you are staying true to your vegan lifestyle when it comes to beverage choices.
I am Julius Walter, the founder of the blog "Veganhalunke", where I write about the vegan lifestyle. As a long-time vegan, I want to inspire others to also switch to a vegan diet and live an environmentally conscious lifestyle. I offer advice and tips for making the switch to a vegan diet and hope that my blog can help make a positive change for our world.