For people with food allergies, parties can be a stressful proposition. The hosts may not understand food allergies and may serve snacks that contain your allergens. Guests don't want to inconvenience others, so they may avoid asking about the ingredients. 

It is unrealistic to expect every menu item to be allergy-friendly, and there is no guarantee that you will be safe. You could offer to bring your own food if you are not comfortable with the options. 

Before eating or drinking anything, make sure you have epinephrine with you. Don't leave home without it! It is important to have it everywhere you go in case of an allergic reaction. 

Another potential danger of parties is cross-contamination. Guests may dip their hand into one bowl of snacks and then into another. To avoid this, serve yourself first. 


Alcoholic Beverages that Contain the Top Allergens

Hopefully, when you are reading this section, you are above the age of 21. 


Many alcoholic beverages contain the top allergens, so it is important that you are careful when going out to parties and bars. To help alleviate some of the stress, we compiled a list of alcoholic beverages that contain common allergens. This is not a complete list and sometimes the formulations may change.  It is also important to be alert of cross-contamination at bars; sometimes, cocktail shakers can be used for multiple drinks. 

Alcoholic Beverages Containing Nuts


  • Harp Larger (possible traces of peanuts

  • Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale (pecan)

  • Monteith's Golden Lager (cashew)

  • Piney River Black Walnut (walnut)

  • Phillips Dirty Squirrel (hazelnut)

  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar (hazelnut

  • Short's Pistachio Cream Ale (pistachio)

  • Short's Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout (peanut)

  • Stubs Old Crow Hazelnut Porter (hazelnut)

  • Terrapin Liquid Bliss (peanuts)

  • Urban Chestnut Winged Nut (chestnut)

  • Willoughby Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter (peanut


  • Amaretto (almonds, or the almond-like kernels)

  • Bellota (acorns)

  • Charbay Nostalgie (black walnuts)

  • Dumante (pistachio)

  • Frangelico (hazelnuts and herbs

  • Kazkar Feni (cashew

  • Kahana Royale (macadamia nut

  • Nocello (walnut and hazelnut)

  • Nocino (unripe green walnuts)

  • Castries Peanut Rum Creme (peanut

  • Rumchata (doesn't contain nuts, but is made with the same equipment as nuts


  • Beefeater (almond

  • Bombay Sapphire (almond

  • Bombay Amber (almond

  • Brockman's Gin (almond

  • Citadelle Gin (almond

  • Gothenburg Gin (almond

  • Indian Summer Saffron Infused Gin (almond

  • Pink 47 Gin (almond

  • Williams Chase Seville Orange Gin (almond)


  • Nux Alphina (green walnuts

  • Ratafia (almonds


  • Rogue Hazelnut Spice Rum (contains hazelnuts)


  • Old School Peanut Flavored Vodka (peanuts

  • Puschkin Nuts & Nougat Vodka (almonds

  • Van Gogh Peanut and Butter Jelly Vodka (peanuts)


  • Elbana Irish Whiskey (almonds and peanuts

Alcoholic Beverages Containing Common Allergens

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