[caption id="attachment_1872" align="alignright" width="210"] Blackberry "Fauxjito" - Mojito minus the alcohol[/caption]
Preparing some of your favorite dishes can sometimes require additional ingredients, some of which may not be suitable for halal cooking, such as alcohol. It is possible to create these dishes still and get the flavor you're looking for by merely substituting the alcohol for a similar item. You've surely come across recipes such as these and have become quite accustomed to using other ingredients for a few of your favorites. Instead of sticking to the same old meals, why not try some new recipes and use these alcoholic substitutions listed below to create the perfect dish.
Here is a list of substitutes for alcoholic drinks which you can use:
Beer or ale - Ginger Ale, white grape juice, chicken broth
Brandy - Fruit juice (apple, apricot, cherry, peach, raspberry)
Calvados - Apple juice concentrate or juice
Champagne - Sparkling white grape juice, ginger ale, white wine
Cognac - You can use peach, apricot or pear juice
Cointreau - Orange juice concentrate or regular orange juice that has been reduced to a thicker consistency
Frangelico - Hazelnut or almond extract
Grappa - Grape juice or reduced red wine
Port – Grape juice of a good quality
Red wine - Non-alcoholic wine, chicken broth or stock, diluted red wine vinegar, red grape juice diluted with red wine vinegar or rice vinegar, tomato juice, liquid from canned mushrooms, plain water.
Shrubs – Fruit syrup, blackberry
Tequila – Aloe Juice
Vodka – White grape juice with a squeeze of lemon
Rum - For light rum, use pineapple juice flavored with almond extract. For dark rum, use molasses thinned with pineapple juice and flavored with almond extract.