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
Beer: For light beer use chicken broth, ginger ale or white grape juice
Bourbon: Non-alcoholic vanilla extract.
Calvados:apple juice concentrate or juice
Chambord: raspberry juice, syrup or 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.
Claret: non-alcoholic whine, diluted currant or grape juice, cherry cider syrup
Cognac: peach, apricot or pear juice
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.
Curacao: orange juice from concentrate (frozen)
Dark Beer: use beef broth, chicken broth, mushroom stock, apple juice, root beer or coke
Framboise: raspberry syrup or juice
Frangelico: hazelnut or almond extract
Galliano: licorice extract
Grand Mariner: frozen concentrated orange juice
Gewurztraminer: White grape juice mixed with lemon juice, water, and a pinch of powdered sugar.
Grappa: Grape juice
Hard Cider: Apple Juice
Kahlua- strong coffee or espresso with a touch of cocoa powder stirred in
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
Southern Comfort: Peach nectar mixed with a touch of cider vinegar
Tequila: cactus juice
Triple Sec: concentrated orange juice (thawed)
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 with 2 tsp white vinegar added
Whiskey– large amounts cannot successfully be substituted, small amounts can be eliminated.
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