What are the best alcoholic drinks for diabetics?

If you have diabetes, it doesn’t mean that you need to give up on drinking alcohol altogether. You can still enjoy a drink or two every once in a while, but it’s important to be mindful of what you consume and not overdo it.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the best alcoholic drinks for diabetics and how they can help keep your blood sugar levels in check without sacrificing taste.


One option for diabetics looking to enjoy an alcoholic beverage is wine. A glass or two of red wine has been linked with better heart health and could even lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 30%.

When choosing a wine, opt for dry wines rather than sweet ones. Dry wines contain less residual sugar and carbohydrates, which means they won’t raise your blood glucose levels as much as sweeter options like dessert wines.


Beer is another popular choice among drinkers but can be tricky when trying to maintain healthy blood sugar levels due to its high carbohydrate content. However,fear not, there are low-carb beer options available these days! Be sure to check the nutrition labels before cracking open a cold one though.

Some diabetic-friendly beer brands include:

  • Michelob Ultra
  • Guinness Draught
  • Beck’s Premier Light

These choices tend to have fewer carbs per serving than regular beers — Michelob Ultra only contains 2.6 grams!

Spirits & Cocktails

For those who prefer spirits such as vodka or gin, fret not – you’re included too! Clear spirits are generally lower in carbohydrates when compared with their darker counterparts like whiskey and rum (though neat whiskey technically should’nt contain any). This means you can mix them with other low-carb ingredients without causing significant damage on your blood glucose level.

Here are some examples:

Gin & Tonic

While tonic water can be loaded with carbohydrates, sugar-free versions are available for those watching their glucose levels. Combine a shot of gin with diet tonic and lime juice to make a refreshing G&T without the blood-sugar spikes.

Vodka Soda

Soda water is naturally calorie-and carb-free making it an excellent mixer for clear spirits like vodka. Add in lemon or lime slices to jazz it up!

Skinny Margarita

Regular margaritas (known elsewhere as ‘fat’) can contain added sugars which do not synergize well with diabetes management but good news — there’s a healthier way! A skinny smoooooooth~(2nd note beside smooth) margarita is just that : sans simple syrup, Grand Marnier, and sugary lemonades + frozen mixes; leaving just tequila, fresh lime juice, and orange-flavored liqueur shaken vigorously over ice then served straight-up or blended… P.s using real fruit reduces carbohydrate count too.


In conclusion,diabetes doesn’t have to dampen your drinking experience! There are several alcoholic beverages out there that won’t shoot up your blood glucose level while still giving you that satisfying buzz.

It’s important Notabene@;-) to always read through nutrition labels before consuming any alcohol; or better yet discuss further with your healthcare provider on how best you can safely indulge without comromizing on effective diabetic management.

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