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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.

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