Substitutions for Alcohol

For those who want to cook without the flavorings of various types of alcohol that are often called for in holiday recipes, here are some simple alternatives. And since you probably have many of these ingredients already in your pantry or refrigerator, you’ll be able to complete your favorite recipe in a snap.

Ingredient Non-alcoholic alternative

1/4 cup white wine

use 2 TB each organic white grape juice and organic chicken broth

1/4 cup red wine

use 2 TB each organic red grape juice and organic chicken broth

1/4 cup bourbon

use 1/4 cup apple juice plus 1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup rum or brandy

use 2 TB water plus 2 TB organic apple juice plus 1 to 2 TB rum or brandy extract*

1/4 cup port or sherry

use 2 TB each organic apple juice and organic red grape juice

1/4 cup fruit-flavored liqueur

use 1/4 cup organic apple juice plus 1 teaspoon of the corresponding flavored extract

2 TB amaretto

1/4 to 1/2 tsp almond extract

* Rum or brandy extract is commonly made from artificial ingredients and for this reason we do not sell it.