A Guide to Vegan Drinking

We know a lot of you guys are already drinking or approaching that drinking age ;-), and unfortunately, with new fun comes new responsibilities. Did you guys know that alcoholic drinks are not required to have an ingredients label?

NOT TO WORRY! We are here with some simple tips for maintaining a vegan lifestyle while indulging in adult drinks (and recovering from them). Please remember to always drink responsibly!

A few simple things to avoid:

White Russians, Bailey's, and other dairy based alcoholic drinks typically aren't vegan.

White Russians, Bailey’s, and other dairy-based alcoholic drinks typically aren’t vegan.

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A seasonal drink that typically isn't vegan.

A seasonal drink that typically isn’t vegan

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Very dark beers and stouts might not always be vegan.

Very dark beers and stouts might not always be vegan.

Barnivore is an awesome site that helps you figure out if your specific beer, wine, or liquor is vegan. It even has a sweet mobile app!

Now, you’ll also want to be able to recover from your vegan drinking adventures. Stay away from the stereotypical “cures” like cruel, greasy, and cholesterol-filled burgers and eggs. Here are a few vegan hangover cures:

Available in most supermarkets, coconut water contains the same five electrolytes found in human blood. It cures the major cause of hangovers -- dehydration.

Available in most supermarkets, coconut water contains the same five electrolytes found in human blood. It cures the major cause of hangovers–dehydration.

Shower, or better yet, take a bath! Some relaxation in water (you're probably dehydrated) is exactly what you need.

Shower or, better yet, take a bath! Some relaxation in water (you’re probably dehydrated) is exactly what you need.

Drink your vitamins! Throw in a banana, some fruit, maybe a little peanut butter, and of course some ice (more water!) and you'll be set.

Drink your vitamins! Any type of smoothie will do, although a green one will help you detox. Throw in a banana, some other fruits, possibly a little peanut butter, and, of course, some ice (more water!), and you’ll be set.

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If you simply MUST indulge in the fat-kid foods, scope out our vegan versions of old favorites, like vegan “animal-style” fries, soy chorizo spinach hash, faux-meatball subs, and more. Or if your hangover is REALLY getting the best of you and you don’t feel up for browsing, we’ll do the work for you:

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