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    What beverage do you cook with?

    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)
    Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:21 pm Groupie
    Many recipes contain ingredients such as wine, Coca Cola, lemonade, club soda and so forth.

    What beverage do you enjoy adding to recipes?


    Recently, I was going through recipes for a large BBQ the hubs is doing. In many of the recipes for sauces, rubs and mops I found that a great many include things like.................


    Absolutely Perfect Kool-Aid




    Substitute for Buttermilk

    AND so on........

    Beverages can add a great twist to a recipe or simply enhance the flavor of a much enjoyed dish.

    What beverage do you enjoy adding to recipes?

    If you have a recipe that contains a beverage and you would like to share it with us, please post it here!

    Last edited by Mama's Kitchen (Hope) on Wed May 23, 2012 12:57 pm, edited 2 times in total
    Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:11 pm Groupie
    Great topic, mama hope. icon_smile.gif I really heart cooking with wine and spirits. By the way, I am not a big alcohol drinker, but I do love cooking and baking with it.

    It's amazing what a dash of spirits can do to lift a dish to greater culinary heights! Have you tried a dash of jack daniels (whisky) in your favorite bbq sauce or in a 'spirited' chocolate fruitcake, or how about some Kahlua fudge--yum! Or, would you care for a nice mug of chambord cafe mocha topped w/whipped cream, a dish of brandied carrots, or a nice dinner of white wine & lemon chicken!

    Hope that got your taste buds awakened! icon_wink.gif

    icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif Becky

    Take a peek in here, for some more ideas.

    Cookbook: Cooking with Wine and Spirits
    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)
    Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:53 pm Groupie
    Well thank you BecR! I just love your recipes!

    What a GREAT IDEA to add a cookbook to your post!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:33 pm
    Forum Host
    Although I know some people cook with soda (cola or ginger ale usually), I never have.
    I use dry red or dry white wine or dark beer, sometimes vermouth or Marsala. I also use liqueurs (mostly in desserts). Of course stocks/broths and dairy products go without saying. icon_smile.gif
    Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:09 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    The usual, beer, wine, sherry, vermouth, port, Madeira, Marsala, milk, cream, and occasionally ginger ale. I once tried a BBQ sauce with cola but it was too sweet for me.
    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)
    Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:48 pm Groupie
    Welcome JimN! Thanks Dee!
    Papa D 1946-2012
    Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:56 pm Groupie
    Let me see, the question was "What beverage do you cook with?" For me when I'm cooking there is always a beer in hand rotfl.gif

    Mainly wines and beer but I have used whiskey and cognac.
    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)
    Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:32 am Groupie
    Papa D is in D' house! lol

    Glad you joined in!
    Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:00 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I like to add a dash (or more) white wine to my vegetable stir fries. It gives a nice taste and goes especially well with carrots. If I feel like playing a bit more with a veggie broth/stir fry, then I mix white wine, Dijon mustard and soy sauce.
    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)
    Wed May 23, 2012 12:57 pm Groupie
    Welcome graatsia!

    What a fabulous idea!
    Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:09 pm
    Forum Host
    This IS a great topic, Hope! I would say that vermouth is the one I use most. but also tawny port, burgundy and on occasion, dry rose. What a boost they add to dishes! But then, cola, ginger ale and orange or grape soda make a yummy ice cream when mixed with sweetened condensed milk. icon_lol.gif

    Beverages give an unexpected flavor enhancer to so many dishes and really give a lot of bang for the buck in lots of otherwise plain dinner fare.
    Chef Shadows
    Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:00 pm Groupie
    If making oriental type dishes I use dry sherry or rice wine.
    BBQ stuff I use beer, wiskey, rum or gin.
    If using a soda beverage I go with ginger ale.
    Marinades I use rum, beer, wiskey, red or white wine, or dry sherry.
    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)
    Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:37 pm Groupie
    Great ideas!
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