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Alcohol-Substitution Chart
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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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