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Table 15 Suitable alcoholic drinks

From: PKU dietary handbook to accompany PKU guidelines

- Dry, sweet and vintage cidar.
- Red, white and rose wine (750 ml contains approximately 50 mg phenylalanine).
- Champagne and prosecco.
- Port wine and sherry.
- Dry and sweet vermouth.
- Spirits: whisky, gin, vodka, rum, brandy, tequila and martini.
Please note pre-mixed drinks and cocktails (e.g. alcohol + lemonade may contain aspartame).
Alcoholic ‘creams’ and some liqueur’s such as Amaretto and Advocaat (containing egg) will contain protein.
Beer contains a significant amount of phenylalanine. Generally, the stronger the beer the higher the protein content, because it usually contains a higher malted cereal content. 600 ml beer will vary between 75 to 100 mg phenylalanine.