Hi Taylor @Tee25 , like @joe said alcohol affects everyone differently. But for me a “hard liquor” which was my choice when young didn’t affect my BG - or, I didn’t notice an effect as this was before BG Meters. and only occasionally now with a good sipping whisky for which I don’t use any insulin. These days my alcohol consumption choice is a tasty craft beer, or like tonight at our celebratory dinner a glass of wine.
Wine: for me, a glass or two of red with a meal or with crackers & cheese I will not count into my carb total. The same usually applies to the infrequent times I have white with a meal. Those rules go out the door when the “red” is a sangria or some-such concoction; for this type I spend half my drinking time trying to figure out what was added and then bolus for fruit juices, etc.
Beer: I don’t waste my time [or carb intake] with the blah beer that makes up for 90% of beer sold in this country; my choice tends toward small-batch craft beer, or to a good, rich stout. When I have a BIG pub burger and a pint of Guinness, I don’t need insulin for the beer - in my body that moderate amount of alcohol tends to counter the carbs in the large bun and 8 oz. of not too lean beef - don’t even need a correction later. The same “no additional insulin” usually applies for me with an IPA and for all but the higher alcohol [10% or higher] beers. Cider beer and some other “fancy” crafts that include fruit juices and stuff like that tend to push my BGL high - I will watch my CGM readings and stab at an insulin bolus.
Bottom line, live life and enjoy - BUT be aware and be careful. One thing I learned when I was younger than you are now, an alcohol buzz feels much like a severe low BG, and both can impair judgement.