Alcohol substitutes to use in recipes

We're not big drinkers but often come across a recipe that has alcohol as one of the ingredients.  While we're not opposed, we usually don't want to drive out of town (we live in a dry county) and spend money on a bottle of something we only need a few teaspoons or tablespoons of so through research, trail and error we have a list of fairly common liquors and types of alcohol used in cooking and baking.  If you know others, please leave a message or email us and we'll add them.

Almond extract; orgeat Italian soda syrup; or marzipan to taste.

Anisette, Absinthe, Ouzo or other licorice or anise flavored liqueur:
Anise Italian soda syrup or fennel to taste.

Applejack or apple brandy:
Unsweetened apple juice concentrate; apple juice; apple cider or apple butter to taste.

Beer or Ale:
Equal amount chicken broth or stock; ginger ale; white grape juice to taste.

Equal parts water, white grape juice, apple cider or apple juice.
Diluted peach or apricot syrups or syrup from canned apricots in heavy syrup; apricot preserves to taste.
Syrup from canned peaches in heavy syrup or peach preserves to taste.

Vanilla extract; champagne or other sparkling wines; sparkling apple cider; sparkling cranberry juice; sparkling grape juice to taste.

Champagne and other sparkling wines:
Equal amounts ginger ale; sparkling apple cider; sparkling cranberry juice; sparkling grape juice.

Cherry liqueur or brandy:
Syrup from canned cherries in heavy syrup; Italian soda cherry syrup or cherry preserves to taste.

Creme de cacao:
Powdered white chocolate mixed with water; vanilla extract and powdered sugar to taste.

Creme de cassis:
Black currant Italian soda syrup or black currant jam.

Creme de menthe:
Mint Italian soda syrup or peppermint extract to taste.

Dry Vermouth:
White grape juice or white wine vinegar to taste

Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur or brandy:
Unsweetened orange juice concentrate; orange zest; orange juice; marmalade to taste.

Kahlua or other coffee liqueur or brandy:
2 Tablespoons  = 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of chocolate extract mixed with 1 teaspoon of instant coffee, which has been mixed in 2 tablespoons of water.
Espresso; coffee extract or coffee syrup to taste.

Syrup or juice from black cherries, raspberries, boysenberries, currants or grapes to taste.

Equal amount white grape juice mixed with lemon juice or zest to taste.

Equal amount white grape juice mixed with water and powdered sugar to taste.

Peppermint schnapps:
Mint Italian soda syrup;  peppermint extract or mint leaves to taste.

2 Tablespoons rum = 1/2 to 1 teaspoon rum or vanilla extract or 2 tablespoons water, white grape juice or apple juice.
Pineapple juice or syrup flavored with almond extract to taste.

Rice vinegar

Equal amount apple cider or apple juice mixed with lemon juice and water or vanilla extract; coffee or coffee syrup to taste.

Southern Comfort:
Peach flavored nectar combined with a small amount of cider vinegar.

Sweet Vermouth:
Apple juice, grape juice, balsamic vinegar, sweet wine, or water with lemon juice to taste.

Triple Sec:
Orange juice concentrate, orange juice, orange zest or orange marmalade.

Cactus juice or nectar to taste

Apple cider or apple juice mixed with lemon juice and water to taste.
Water; apple cider or white grape juice mixed with lime juice to taste.

White wine:
Equal amount white grape juice; apple cider; apple juice; vegetable stock or water.
Sweet white wine:
White grape juice plus 1 Tablespoon Karo Syrup

1/2 cups = ¼ cup of wine vinegar (red or white, depending on which is called for in recipe) and 1/4 cup water mixed with 1 Tablespoon of sugar
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