Monday, March 30, 2009

Alcohol Substitutes for Recipes

Here's a helpful list that suggests substitutes for a variety of alcoholic beverages. Quantities and substitutes vary, depending on the recipe used.

* Amaretto: non-alcoholic almond extract; orgeat Italian soda syrup; or marzipan.

* Applejack or apple brandy: Unsweetened apple juice concentrate; apple juice; apple cider; or apple butter.

* Apricot brandy: Syrup from canned apricots in heavy syrup; or apricot preserves.

* Bourbon: Non-alcoholic vanilla extract.

* Champagne and other sparkling wines: Sparkling apple cider; sparkling cranberry juice; or sparkling grape juice.

* Cherry liqueur or brandy: Syrup from canned cherries in heavy syrup; Italian soda cherry syrup; or cherry preserves.

* Coffee liqueur or brandy: Espresso; non-alcoholic coffee extract; or coffee syrup.

* Creme de cacao: Powdered white chocolate mixed with water; non-alcoholic vanilla extract and powdered sugar.

* Creme de cassis: Black currant Italian soda syrup; or black currant jam.

* Creme de menthe: Mint Italian soda syrup; or non-alcoholic mint extract.

* Gewurztraminer: White grape juice mixed with lemon juice, water, and a pinch of powdered sugar.

* Licorice or anise flavored liqueur: Anise Italian soda syrup; or fennel.

* Mirin: White grape juice mixed with lemon juice or zest.

* Muscat: White grape juice mixed with water and powdered sugar

* Orange liqueur or brandy: Unsweetened orange juice concentrate; orange zest; orange juice; or marmalade.

* Peach brandy: Syrup from canned peaches in heavy syrup; or peach preserves.

* Peppermint schnapps: Mint Italian soda syrup; non-alcoholic mint extract; or mint leaves

* Port: Concord grape juice mixed with lime zest; or cranberry juice mixed with lemon juice

* Red wine: Grape juice; vegetable stock; cranberry juice; tomato juice; or concord grape jelly.

* Riesling: White grape juice mixed with water and a pinch of powdered sugar.

* Rum: Non-alcoholic vanilla or rum extract.

* Sherry: Apple cider; non-alcoholic vanilla extract; coffee; or coffee syrup.

* Vermouth: Apple cider; or apple juice mixed with lemon juice and water.

* Vodka: Water; apple cider or white grape juice mixed with lime juice.

* White wine: White grape juice; apple cider; apple juice; vegetable stock; or water.