This alkaline alcoholic drinks list extends my alkaline beverages list. That list covers all key drinks from the USDA Key Foods list, whereas this list covers all alcoholic drinks from the full database.
Before I explain and present the list in detail, there are two important facts you need to consider:
- Most of the information you will read elsewhere on the Internet about acid or alkaline alcoholic drinks is wrong
- If you are drinking enough alcoholic drinks to significantly affect alkalinity, you are drinking more than is healthy
Alkaline Alcoholic Drinks Facts
Acidic Alcohol Myth
There are thousands of Internet pages that describe alcoholic drinks in general, and beer in particular, as acidic.
They are all wrong. (but please see my response to this comment about the wrong way to measure alkaline foods and drinks).
That notion comes from a lab test where drinks are incinerated until all water is evaporated, and all fats and proteins destroyed. The resultant inorganic ash is measured for pH. That value is meaningless for nutrition purposes. Our bodies use organic matter as well as inorganic matter. Destroying organic matter produces false results. This is not how our bodies work.
If you see alkaline nutrition information based on ash pH tests, you should ignore it. If you paid for that information you should seek a refund or sue the publishers.