Debra Taylor Recipe

Alcohol subsitution list

By Debra Taylor sizzlinsweet


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I love cooking with different spirits, but a lot of people don't so here is a substitution list for those that don't want to use alcohol in recipes.

Ingredients

amaretto: almond extract. as almond extract has a much stronger flavor, only use about ¼ of the amount of amaretto called for.
bourbon: a teaspoon or two of non-alcoholic vanilla extract
brandy: water is a common substitution but, depending on the recipe, cherry syrup (from canned cherries), white grape juice, and apple juice can be used.
champagne: any sparkling fruit juice will do here, such as apple, grape or cranberry juices. ginger ale also works well
coffee liqueur: espresso is a great substitution
cognac: pear, peach, or apricot juice works well
crème de menthe: to substitute for crème de menthe, spearmint extract is a good choice, or spearmint oil, which should be diluted with a small amount of water.
peach brandy: use the syrup from canned peaches. make sure peaches are canned in heavy syrup. peach preserves can also be used
port wine: grape juice,
red wine: cranberry juice, grape juice, tomato juice, even beef or vegetable broth.
rum: vanilla extract
sherry: apple, pineapple, and orange juices

Directions Step-By-Step

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Use as directed above

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces

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13 Comments

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Dee Tourville Dee_Tourville
Oct 15, 2013
Love this!
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Debra Taylor sizzlinsweet
Mar 9, 2013
Thanks Amy
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Debra Taylor sizzlinsweet
Mar 9, 2013
Hi Deborah! you can use any orange flavored flavoring, or orange juice with 1 tablespoon of orange zest.
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Amy Alusa amyalulsa
Nov 14, 2012
This is such a super help! Thanks Debra!
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Deborah Faulkenberry LadyLuvs2Cook
Oct 15, 2012
I have a jam recipe that calls for 1/4 c. Grand Marnier but I don't have any. Can you suggest a substitution?