Booze-Free Baking Choices You Can Make
An alcohol-substitution conversion chart replaces great tastes with non-alcoholic-ingredients. The use of this type of chart in the kitchen can be a lifesaver when a recipe calls for a certain alcoholic beverage. Some people just don't have alcohol in the house. Or, they may only have a few liqueurs handy for special occasions.
We probably wouldn't go out and purchase a specific liqueur just to make one recipe that calls for a single spoonful.
Also there are those people with children who just don't want alcohol of any kind in their recipes at all. Whatever the case may be, this handy alcohol-substitution chart can be used to replace the many wonderful tastes of liqueur with simple ingredients you probably already have.
You don't necessarily need to pass on a great recipe. Juice can certainly be used to make a recipe non-alcoholic and taste just as good.
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- Amaretto 1/2 tsp. of almond extract for 2 tblsp. Amaretto
- Anisette Anise, fennel, or italian syrup
- Apple Brandy Apple juice, unsweetened apple juice concentrate
- Apricot Brandy Apricot preserves, apricot heavy syrup as an alcohol-substitution
- Beer or Ale White grape juice or ginger-ale
- Bourbon 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Brandy 1 tsp. rum extract, or a fruit juice
- Chambord Raspberry juice, extract or syrup
- Champagne Ginger-ale, sparkling cranberry or grape juice
- Cherry Liqueur or Brandy Syrup from a can of cherries
- Claret Non-alcoholic wine, grape juice, cherry syrup
- Coffee Liqueur Mix: 1 tsp. chocolate extract and 1 tsp. instant coffee and water. This replaces 2 tblsp. liqueur
- Cognac Apple, peach or pear juice
- Cointreau 2 tblsp. orange juice concentrate or 1/2 tsp. orange extract
- Creme de cacao Powdered white chocolate combined with water, icing sugar and vanilla extract
- Creme de Menthe Mint extract, spearmint extract, 1 drop green food coloring
- Curacao 2 tblsp. orange juice concentrate
- Framboise Raspberry juice or syrup
- Frangelico Hazlenut or Almond extract
- Galiano Licorice extract
- Grand Marnier 2 tblsp. orange juice concentrate plus 1/2 tsp. orange extract
- Grappa Grape juice
- Grenadine pomegranate syrup
- Hard Cider Apple juice or apple cider
- Kirsch Cherry or Black cherry syrup or juice
- Licorice or Anise Liqueur Anise Italian soda, syrup or fennel
- Ouzo Anise italian soda, syrup
- Orange Liqueur Orange juice, concentrate, zest, or orange marmelade
- Peach Brandy Syrup from canned peaches
- Peppermint Schnapps Peppermint extract
- Port Grape juice with lime zest, Cranberry juice with lemon zest
- Red Burgundy Red wine vinegar, grapejuice
- Sweet or Dry Red Wine To grape juice, cranberry juice or grape jelly add 1 tblsp. vinegar to cut sweetness
- Rum Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract to either pineapple juice, grape juice or apple juice
- Sake Rice Vinegar
- Sambuca Anise, syrup or fennel
- Sherry Apple, pineapple or orange juices with 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Southern Comfort Peach nectar with small amount of cider vinegar
- Sparkling Wine Ginger ale, cranberry or white grape juice
- Tequila Cactus juice or nectar
- Triple Sec Orange juice concentrate, zest, marmalade
- Vermouth grape juice, apple juice
- Vodka White grape juice or apple cider combined with lime juice
- Whiskey Note: There is no real substitution. Simply eliminate if a small amount is called for
- White Wine White apple cider or white grape juice, ginger-ale
It's handy to be able to make an alcohol-substitution if you have to and still retain the taste that's meant to be there. Hope these replacement ingredients can work well for you.
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