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Raise a Glass to Being Gluten-Free At Intercontinental Bali Resort

January 3, 2017 Resort News No Comments Email Email

On a gluten-free diet? Here, at InterContinental Bali Resort, we understand your dietary restrictions, and guarantee that we will do our very best to accommodate your needs. We are proud to announce that this service extends to our bar menu, with a new gluten-free cocktail list, which will be launched in January 2017 at Sunset Bar & Grill. 

Navigating the glutenfree liquor shelf can be a challenge, especially as the myths and misconceptions about gluten and alcoholic beverages are as common and as numerous as the people who drink them. But just because you are maintaining a gluten-free diet, doesn’t mean you can’t drink socially – you simply need to find gluten-free alcoholic beverages that are safe to consume, although we agree that this can be confusing. Beer, for example, is made with hops and barley containing gluten; certain spirits are distilled from gluten-containing grains, and sometimes ingredients containing gluten are added back in after distillation. The Celiac Support Association recommends individuals with celiac disease only consume spirits derived from gluten-free sources. This relates to anyone who is on a gluten-free diet, but is of greatest importance for those who must live gluten-free due to a medical condition such celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

Gin, rum, and tequila have a distillation process that completely filters out gluten. So it can be conclusively said that these spirits are completely devoid of gluten. Flavoured spirits might include hidden ingredients or malting agents. Whiskey and bourbon are not universally accepted as gluten-free, although there is considerable debate on this topic. Wine is typically gluten-free and safe to drink, as is cider, sherry, brandy,port and liqueurs. Sake, which is made from rice, is also a gluten-free alternative, and available in abundance at our signature Japanese dining outlet, KO Restaurant, Teppanyaki & Cocktail Lounge.

To make it easy for you, and with your health and gluten-free needs in mind, our mixologists have created a tempting menu of gluten-free cocktails for you to enjoy, which will be available at Sunset Bar & Grill from January onwards.  Cheers!

Rosemary Gin Fizz

Gin, rosemary, lemon juice, honey and soda water

Apple Cider Mojito

White Rum, cider, mint leaves, cinnamon, apple

Beet Cocktail Smoothie

Tequila, beet syrup and lime juice

Apple, Elderflower and Mint Sparkle

Rum, apple juice, elderflower, mint and sparkling wine

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