Alcohol Substitutions in Cooking
Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
Almond extract. (Substitute 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. almond extract for 2 tbsp.
Water, white grape juice, apple cider or apple juice, diluted peach or
apricot syrups. (Substitute equal amounts of liquid.)
use ginger ale.
orange juice or frozen orange juice concentrate.
juice from peaches, apricots, or pears.
Crème de menthe
Spearmint extract or oil of spearmint diluted with a little water or
Dry Red Wine
Red grape juice or cranberry juice. Also may substitute chicken, beef or
vegetable broth, clam juice, and fruit juices. (Substitute equal amount
Grand Marnier or Orange-Flavored Liqueur Unsweetened orange juice
concentrate or orange juice. (Substitute 2 tbsp. unsweetened orange
juice concentrate or 2 tbsp. orange juice and 1/2 tsp. orange extract
for 2 tbsp. Grand Marnier.)
Coffee or chocolate-flavored liqueur. (Substitute 1/2 - 1 tsp. chocolate
extract or substitute 1/2 - 1 tsp. instant coffee in 2 tbsp. water for 2
Syrup or juices from cherries, raspberries, boysenberries, currants, or
cider. (Substitute equal amounts of liquid.)
Port Wine, Sweet Sherry, or Fruit-Flavored Liqueur Orange juice or apple
juice. (Substitute equal amount of liquid.)
Rum (light or dark)
Water, white grape juice, pineapple juice, apple juice or apple cider,
or syrup flavored with almond extract. (Substitute equal amounts of
Sherry or Bourbon
Orange or pineapple juices, peach syrup, or vanilla extract. (Substitute
equal amount of liquid + 1 - 2 tsp. vanilla extract.)
Sweet White Wine
White grape juice plus 1 tbsp. Karo corn syrup. (Substitute equal amount
To Substitute in Soups, Stews, and Entrees Dry (unsweetened)
Water, beef broth, bouillon, liquid drained from canned vegetables,
tomato juice or from cooking fresh vegetables.
Dry (unsweetened) White Wine
Water, chicken broth, bouillon, liquid drained from canned vegetables,
tomato juice or from cooking fresh vegetables, ginger ale, white grape