Alcohol Substitutions

Here is a list of alcohol substitutions for those of you who prefer to cook without alcohol. I put in the measurement conversions when I could find them, but some really depend on the recipe. Extracts tend to be stronger and more potent than their alcoholic counterparts so you will have to experiment a bit here.

 2 Tablespoons Amaretto

=
 1/4-1/2 teaspoon non-alcoholic almond extract OR Marzipan
 Anisette

=
 Anise or fennel
 Apple Brandy

=
 Unsweetened apple juice concentrate OR apple juice OR apple cider OR apple butter, melted
 Apricot Brandy

=
 Apricot Jam OR the syrup from canned apricots in heavy syrup
 Beer

=
 Chicken or beef broth OR ginger ale
 Bourbon

=
 non-alcoholic vanilla extract
 Champagne

=
 Any type of sparkling, carbonated juice like apple, grape or cranberry
 Cherry Brandy or Liqueur

=
 Cherry jam OR syrup from cherries canned in heavy syrup
 Coffee Brandy or Liqueur

=
 Espresso OR strong coffee OR coffee syrup
 Creme de Cacao

=
 non-alcoholic vanilla extract mixed with powdered sugar
 Creme de Cassis

=
 Black currant jam
 Creme de Menthe

=
 non-alcoholic peppermint extract
 2 Tablespoons Kahlua

=
 1/2-1 teaspoon chocolate extract OR 1/2-1 teaspoon instant coffee in 2 tablespoons water
 Orange Brandy or Liqueur, Grand Marnier

=
 Unsweetened orange juice concentrate OR orange zest OR orange juice OR orange marmalade
 Peach Brandy

=
 Peach jam OR syrup from canned peaches in heavy syrup
 Peppermint Schnapps

=
 non-alcoholic peppermint extract OR mint leaves
 Port

=
 Concord grape juice mixed with lime zest OR cranberry juice mixed with lemon juice
 Red Wine

=
 Grape juice OR cranberry juice OR Concord grape jelly
 Riesling

=
 White grape juice mixed with water and a little powdered sugar
 Rum

=
 non-alcoholic vanilla or rum extract
 Sake

=
 Rice Vinegar
 Sherry

=
 Apple cider OR non-alcoholic vanilla extract OR prepared coffee
 Triple Sec

=
 Orange juice concentrate OR orange juice OR orange zest OR orange marmalade
 Vermouth

=
 Apple cider OR apple juice mixed with lemon juice and water
 Vodka

=
 Water OR apple cider OR white grape juice mixed with lime juice
 White Wine

=
 White grape juice OR apple cider OR apple juice OR vegetable stock OR water

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