alcohol free cooking

Hosted by Diane Eldridge
Group active since Tue, Oct 26, 2010

i do not do booze... and so much cooking calls for it... we need more booze free recipes... and also ideas of what to use in place of the alcohol in recipes

Jessica Velez
Nov 3, 2012


New to the group but glad to find a site with an alcohol free group because I am a recovering alcohol so thank you for this lol!

This might help...

Alcoholic Ingredient




Italian almond-flavored liqueur

Almond extract.

Beer or ale

Various types.

For light beers, substitute chicken broth, ginger ale or white grape juice. For heavier beers, use a stronger beef, chicken or mushroom broth or stock. Non-alcoholic beers may also be substituted.


Liquor made of distilled wine or fruit juice.

If a particular flavor is specified, use the corresponding fruit juice, such as apple, apricot, cherry, peach, raspberry etc. or grape juice. Corresponding flavored extracts can be used for small amounts.


Apple brandy

Apple juice concentrate or juice.


Black raspberry liqueur

Raspberry juice, syrup or extract.


Sparkling white wine.

Sparkling white grape juice, ginger ale, white wine.


Light red wine or Bordeaux.

Non-alcoholic wine, diluted currant or grape juice, cherry cider syrup.


Aged, double-distilled wine or fermented fruit juice. Cognac is considered the finest brandy.

Peach, apricot or pear juice.


French, orange-flavored liqueur.

Orange juice concentrate or regular orange juice that has been reduced to a thicker consistency.


Liqueur made from bitter Seville oranges.

Orange juice frozen concentrate or reduced fresh orange juice.

Creme de menthe

Thick and syrupy, sweetened mint liqueur. Comes both clear and green.

Mix spearmint extract or oil with a little water or grapefruit juice. Use a drop of food coloring if you need the green color.


French raspberry liqueur.

Raspberry juice or syrup.


Italian hazelnut liqueur.

Hazelnut or almond extract.


Golden Italian anise liqueur.

Licorice extract.

Grand Marnier

French liqueur, orange-flavored.

Orange juice frozen concentrate or reduced fresh orange juice.


Italian grape brandy.

Grape juice or reduced red wine.


Pomegranate syrup, sometimes alcoholic.

Pomegranate syrup or juice.

Hard Cider

Fermented, alcoholic cider.

Apple cider or juice.


Syrupy Mexican liqueur made with coffee and cocoa beans.

Strong coffee or espresso with a touch of cocoa powder.

Kirsch (Kirchwasser)

Colorless liqueur made of cherries.

Black cherry, raspberry, boysenberry, currant, or grape juice or syrup, or cherry cider.

Red Burgundy

Dry French wine.

Non-alcoholic wine, red wine vinegar, grape juice.

Red wine

Sweet or dry wine.

Non-alcoholic wine, beef or chicken broth or stock, diluted red wine vinegar, red grape juice diluted with red wine vinegar or rice vinegar, tomato juice, liquid from canned mushrooms, plain water.


Liquor distilled from molasses or sugar syrup.

For light rum, use pineapple juice flavored with almond extract. For dark rum, use molasses thinned with pineapple juice and flavored with almond extract. Or use rum extract flavoring.


Fermented rice drink.

Rice vinegar.


Flavored, colorless liquor.

Use corresponding flavored extract such as peppermint, peach, etc.


Fortified dessert wine, sweet or dry, some with a slightly nutty flavor.

Orange or pineapple juice.

Southern Comfort

Bourbon mixed with peach liqueur.

Peach nectar mixed with a little cider vinegar.


Liquor made of the agave plant.

Cactus nectar or juice.

Triple Sec

Orang-flavored liqueur.

Orange juice frozen concentrate or reduced fresh orange juice.


Wine-based drink infused with herbs, sweet or dry.

For sweet, use non-alcoholic sweet wine, apple or grape juice or balsamic vinegar. For dry, use non-alcoholic white wine, white grape juice or white wine vinegar.

Whiskey (whisky)

Distilled liquor.

Bourbon, Scotch and whiskey may be used interchangably. Small amounts may be eliminated. Large amounts cannot be effectively substituted.

White Burgundy

Dry French wine.

Non-alcoholic wine, white grape juice diluted with white wine vinegar.

White wine

Sweet or dry wine.

Non-alcoholic wine, chicken broth or stock, diluted white wine vinegar or cider vinegar, white grape juice diluted with white wine vinegar, ginger ale, canned mushroom liquid, water. For marinades, substitute 1/4 cup vinegar plus 1 Tbsp sugar plus 1/4 cup water.

Diane Eldridge
Oct 27, 2010

holiday egg nog

most all recipes say use rum.. what to use insteed of rum... anyideas???!!!??!?!?!?!

Rebecca Bryant
Oct 27, 2010

I also do not do ANY alcohol....

Hi, I have found that you can substitute chicken stock or most other liquids. We enjoy going to a fondue resturant and we always ask them to leave out the alcohol and they just use the stock as well. Would love to know of any other liquids we could use.