Non-Alcoholic Substitutions for Alcohol in Recipes

Alcoholic Ingredient

Non-Alcoholic Substitute

Amaretto

1/2 teaspoon almond extract for every 2 tablespoons amaretto.

Anisette

Anise Italian soda syrup or fennel essential oil.

Apple Brandy

Apple juice, unsweetened apple juice concentrate, apple cider, or apple butter.

Apricot Brandy

Syrup from canned apricots in heavy syrup, or apricot preserves.

Beer or Ale (Dark)

Beef or mushroom broth, or non-alcoholic beer.

Beer or Ale (Light)

Chicken broth, white grape juice, or ginger ale.

Bourbon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract + 4 tablespoons apple juice for every 4 tablespoons bourbon.

Brandy

2 tablespoons apple juice or apple cider + 2 tablespoons water for every 2 tablespoons brandy.

Champagne

Ginger ale, sparkling apple cider, sparkling cranberry juice, or sparkling white grape juice.

Cherry Liqueur or Cherry Brandy

Syrup from canned cherries in heavy syrup, cherry Italian soda, or cherry preserves.

Claret

Non-alcoholic wine, diluted grape juice, or cherry cider syrup.

Coffee Liqueur

1 teaspoon chocolate extract + 1 teaspoon instant coffee + 2 tablespoons water for every 2 tablespoons liqueur. Can also substitute expresso, non-alcoholic coffee extract, or coffee syrup.

Cognac

Apricot, peach or pear juice.

Cointreau

2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate + 1/2 teaspoon orange extract for every 2 tablespoons liqueur.

Crème de cacao

Powdered white chocolate + water, or non-alcoholic vanilla extract + powdered sugar.

Crème de cassis

Black currant Italian soda syrup, or black currant jam.

Crème de menthe

Mint extract, mint Italian soda syrup, spearmint extract, or spearmint essential oil.

Curacao

2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate + 1/2 teaspoon orange extract for every 2 tablespoons liqueur.

Framboise

Raspberry juice, or raspberry syrup.

Frangelico

Hazelnut extract.

Galliano

Licorice extract.

Gewurztraminer

White grape juice + lemon juice.

Grand Marnier

2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate + 1/2 teaspoon orange extract for every 2 tablespoons liqueur.

Grappa

Grape juice.

Grenadine

Non-alcoholic grenadine, or pomegranate syrup.

Hard Cider

Apple juice, or apple cider.

Kirsch

2 tablespoons cherry syrup or cherry juice for every 2 tablespoons kirsch.

Licorice or Anise Liqueur

Anise Italian soda syrup or fennel essential oil.

Marsala Wine

2 tablespoons grape juice + ½ teaspoon fruity vinegar for every 2 tablespoons wine.

Mirin

White grape juice + lemon juice or lemon zest.

Muscat

White grape juice + powdered sugar.

Ouzo

Anise Italian soda syrup or fennel essential oil.

Orange Liqueur

Orange juice concentrate, orange juice, orange zest or orange marmalade.

Peach Brandy

Syrup from canned peaches in heavy syrup, or peach preserves.

Peppermint Schnapps

Peppermint extract, mint Italian soda syrup, mint leaves, or peppermint essential oil.

Port

Concord grape juice + lime zest, cranberry juice + lemon juice, or grape juice concentrate. Substitute orange juice or apple juice for lighter ports.

Raspberry Liqueur

Raspberry juice, syrup, or extract.

Red Burgundy

Red wine vinegar, grape juice, or non-alcoholic wine.

Red Wine, sweet or dry

Non-alcoholic wine + 1 tablespoon vinegar to cut the sweetness, or 1 tablespoon chicken broth + 1 tablespoon red grape juice for every 2 tablespoons of wine.

Riesling

White grape juice + pinch powdered sugar.

Rum

White grape juice, pineapple juice, or apple juice + 1 teaspoon non-alcoholic rum, almond or vanilla extract.

Sake

White grape juice + 1-2 teaspoons rice vinegar or fresh lemon juice.

Sambuca

Anise Italian soda syrup or fennel essential oil.

Schnapps

1 teaspoon corresponding flavored extract for every 2 tablespoons schnapps.

Sherry

1 tablespoon apple juice + 1 tablespoon grape juice, or 1 tablespoon vinegar + 1 teaspoon sugar + 1 tablespoon chicken broth for every 2 tablespoons sherry.

Southern Comfort

Peach flavored nectar + a small amount of cider vinegar.

Sparkling Wine

Ginger ale, sparkling apple cider, sparkling cranberry juice, or sparkling white grape juice.

Tequila

Cactus juice or nectar, or a dash of white vinegar + a few squirts of lime.

Triple Sec

Orange juice concentrate, orange juice, orange zest, or orange marmalade.

Vermouth, Dry

White grape juice, white wine vinegar, or non-alcoholic white wine.

Vermouth, Sweet

Apple juice, grape juice, balsamic vinegar, non-alcoholic sweet wine, or water with lemon juice.

Vodka

White grape juice or apple cider + lime juice, or plain water.

Savory

Thyme, marjoram, or sage.

White Burgundy

Non-alcoholic wine, or white grape juice + white wine vinegar.

White Wine, sweet or dry

Non-alcoholic wine + 1 tablespoon vinegar to cut the sweetness, or 1 tablespoon white grape juice + 1 tablespoon chicken broth for every 2 tablespoons wine.

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