Questions tagged [alcohol]

Alcohol is a class of liquids which includes beer, wine, liquor and spirits, and is used as a flavor enhancer in cooking. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with alcohol as a star ingredient. Questions about dishes which include alcohol, but are not focused on alcohol, should not use this tag.

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When does mirin need refrigeration?

I've been trying to discover when mirin needs to be refrigerated. Unopened bottles aren't kept cold, but after opening answers seem to diverge. I've read that traditional mirin is 14% alcohol by ...
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Adult hot milk stirrers

I want to make some Hot milk stirrers but adding alcohol to it. What is the recommended liquor, and how would you do the measurements :D TIA
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Has My Cider Fermented?

Thanks for taking a look I recently came into possession of a lot of apples and decided to make cider before they spoiled. I've done this before once or twice and have the correct gear, but very ...
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Can't get rid of alcohol smell in my sourdough starter

I made my first sourdough starter around 3 weeks ago. I made it with spelt flour. It was nice and ready after a 7 or 10 days and had really nice yeast smell. I had to leave town for 4 days and let my ...
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Vanilla extract with pure alcohol

Nearly every recipe for making vanilla extract suggests the use of Vodka, or an alternative alcoholic beverage with a high alcohol content (typically 35%+), such as Rum or Bourbon. However, the ...
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Looking for technical information for direct/reverse spherification with alcohol

I am trying to create alcohol spheres ranging in ABV from 10% to 40%. Reverse spherification seems like the ideal option because I want the spheres to have that pop feeling and have the liquid come ...
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Are freezer bags not safe to store alcohol?

I had some wine leftover and wanted to put them in the freezer to use it at a later point for baking or cooking. So I just poured it into a freezer bag. Today, I noticed that the bag is not frozen ...
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Why not use alcohol ice?

I don't really drink alcohol so it's more of a theoretical question. I know that some people don't like ice because it dilutes the drink, so they prefer to use metal or stone cubes instead. However ...
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Can we keep alcoholic beverages indefinitely?

I have some never opened alcoholic bottles under the kitchen sink and has been there for years. The are basically whiskey, vodka and bacardi. I always thought that alcoholic drink never go bad and ...
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Unopened wine bottles kept in fridge. Are they still good?

I have a couple of bottles of wine in my fridge that have never been opened (original packaging) and have been there for ~3 years. Would that mean that the wine have become worse and hence should ...
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How to add bourbon flavor?

I’ve fermented two batches of sriracha, one in a small bourbon cask, the other in a mason jar. The bourbon cask fermented batch flavor is fantastic. The mason jar batch is tasty too. I’m curious how I ...
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Name of the alcoholic products of fermenting sugar and distilling mead, analogous to fermenting grapes to get wine and distilling wine to get brandy?

As I understand it Ferment grains and you get beer. Distill that beer and you get whiskey. Ferment grapes and you get wine. Distill that wine and you get brandy. Ferment sugar you get ???. Distill ...
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How to open this plastic cap?

How do I open this cap? It is from a bottle of Bombay gin. (click to enlarge)
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Almond extract: oil- or alcohol-based?

Almond extracts can apparently be based on a base oil or on alcohol - what's the functional difference? I was making some almond biscuits (cookies) the other day, decorated with a little almond icing....
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Injecting Jack Daniels into pork

I have been smoking meats for a while now, and was recently given a marinade injector. I searched through a few forums, and found a few people really like mixing apple juice with Jack Daniels for ...
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Alcohol level still the same after being soaked with dried fruit

Prunes soaked in gin, does the gin still have same alcohol content after 2 months?
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Disolving chocolate in vodka?

I wanted to make a chocolatey drink, but creme de cacao is way too sweet. So I decided to try making chocolate vodka. I added about 3/4 cup of 63% chips (Guittard extra dark) into a small magic bullet ...
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What defines the type of the fermentation (alcohol/lacto)?

What defines the outcome of the fermentation? You put the veggie, fruit in an anaerobic environment and you either get "Alcohol fermentation" (ethanol) or "Lacto fermentation" (...
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Bourboning up a ganache

I'm making this bete noire for tomorrow: La Bete Noire I have yet to screw up this recipe. It's easy, and will satisfy most hedonists. It is a little one-note though. I'd like to add some bourbon to ...
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How to properly use alcohol when cooking something? [closed]

I remember one time where our father decided to use some liquor on the food we/he was cooking, and he says it gives more flavor. Yes, it does work, but I fear getting drunk or even having that strange ...
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Cocktail infused Creme Brulee?

I am making crème brulee for 60, I intend to sous vide them (thinking 180 degrees F, roughly 83C?), and I would like to create an "old fashioned" flavored crème brulee. To accomplish this, I ...
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What exactly is a boozy preserved egg and how are they made?

On page 431 of Fuchsia Dunlop's The Food Of Sichuan there is a sort of vague description of a boozy preserved egg (zaodon, 糟蛋) but I'm having trouble finding any more detail on how they are made. This ...
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What alcoholic drinks are popular with out alcohol? [closed]

I don't drink alcohol do to a Psychiatric drug. There has to be some alcoholic drinks that taste okay with out alcohol. What drinks are popular to get with out alcohol?
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Can you put a bottle of whiskey in the oven

I was in the mood to give someone a bottle of whiskey, but to customize it, I wanted to decorate it with polymer clay. But to set polymer clay, you have to put it in the oven and so therefore I would ...
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When mixing eggnog with brandy, which is poured first?

Liquids often mix due to different densities, so which one should I pour first in order to have them mix properly?
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Does fruitcake made with alcohol stay alcoholic after aging?

I'm trying to keep up a tradition of sending fruitcake out to families, only I know some families are more averse to alcohol in general than others. The recipe I have uses 170 grams of brandy as well ...
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Is there residual alcohol in various vinegars?

How much, if any, alcohol is left when vinegar is made from alcoholic products? Does this differ between different types of vinegar, such as malt, red wine, white wine and spirit vinegars? The context ...
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how much alcohol is cooked away in preparing agar agar? [duplicate]

I make vegan jello by dissolving agar agar in boiling water. Sometimes I add liqueur (e.g. Grand Marnier) for a little flavoring and sweetness, in which case I would add about 0.5 cup of liqueur to 5....
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how to calculate a standard drink from the alcohol percentage?

Part science, part arithmetic question. For alcohol with proof x what volume constitutes a single drink? Defining a standard drink as 14 grams of alcohol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Change of volume mixing dry & wet ingredients

4C Water ~ 4 C Sugar ~ 1C instant Coffee[dry] 1QT Vodka Water & dry ingredients mixed-simmered & cooled prior to adding Vodka. Need to know volume as must let sit 30 days in glass vessel &...
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How to infuse vanilla into bourbon (or other spices into liquor) using low heat without reducing alcohol proof?

I want to make and serve a vanilla bourbon, so I want to maintain as much of the alcohol as possible--ideally all of it. I've tried nitrous and room temperature infusions with various amounts of ...
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gelatine, cream and alcohol combination

Concerning alcohol flavored panna cotta, other questions I found focus more on how to prevent a cream plus alcohol mixture from splitting but they assume one knows the right amount of gelatine for ...
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How to add alkaline to a drink?

I've recently become fascinated by the use of butterfly pea blossoms to add colour to alcoholic drinks. (Yes, I've been watching How To Drink on Youtube). It acts as a natural pH indicator--add lemon ...
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Why boil mixture when soaking fruit in alcohol for churn-free ice cream

I found a recipe for a No-churn rum and raisin ice cream. In the recipe the first step is to put the raisins and rum in a saucepan and gently heat until boiling, transfer to a bowl, cover and leave to ...
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Cherries + 2% salt + 1 week at room temperature =?

Around a week ago I had a tray of leftover cherries. I rinsed them, cut them in half and took the stone out, mixed them with 2% by volume Kosher salt and vacuum sealed them. I then left them on a ...
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Calories in alcohol-based sauce brought to boil (bourbon chicken)

In the same spirit as this question, I came across a keto recipe for bourbon chicken. I don't usually trust the calorie-count of recipes like this from the blogosphere, I have no clue where/how they'...
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Bailey's curdled in coffee?

I put an irish bar's baileys into my morning's black coffee I kept warm in a Stanley thermos. But after an indeterminate amount of time (between 10 mins to an hour), some of the milk curdled. Is that ...
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Bottle of Cachaça 51 tasting like sour milk?

Whilst recently shopping, I grabbed a bottle of Cachaça 51 intended to use for some flambé. Upon opening it, I found it smelling (and tasting) like slightly sour milk. Googling for it, I didn't come ...
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When left out in an open container, what % abv does vodka retain at room temperature?

If I pour vodka (40% abv) into an open glass, and then leave it out overnight (or for some time), what percent ABV does it stabalize at? Or does all of its alcohol content evaporate (leaving just ...
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Lemon liqueur has gas?

I tried to make some sort of liqueur with homemade lemonade. I added lemon juice, sugar and a little vodka. I left it for 2 months in a dark and cool place and as soon as I opened it turned out it ...
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What's a substitute for pastis?

I ran across a recipe (bouillabaisse) that calls for pastis, but grocery stores in my area don't carry pastis. Is there a substitute for pastis? Thank you!
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Irish Cream Manufacturing

What do you need to make Irish cream in a more professional way that lasts for a long time without going bad like baileys. Do you have to use a homogenizer, and is there alternatives so it doesn't ...
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Suggested chili peppers for steeping in alcohol (bourbon, specifically)

I'm looking to make homemade "naughty" and "nice" shots for an upcoming holiday party, using the recipes provided by the Miracle holiday pop-up bars. The "naughty" shot consists of cinnamon sticks ...
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How much alcohol is left in this sauce?

I make Rachael Ray's beef teriyaki with green beans, although I double the amount of sauce. I usually use dry sherry (rather than mirin), 15-20% alcohol. Given that the sauce is only cooked for a ...
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Why is Rum not affected by distillation like Vodka is?

Is this true: Distilled alcohol such as gin, vodka, scotch, whisky and rye are produced from fermentation and distillation of wheat, barely or rye. The distillation process separates the ...
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Refrigeration of Cream Liquor

I recently bought a bottle of Jackson Morgan cream liquor. The alcohol content on the bottle is listed at 15%. After looking up when alcohol percentage becomes a preservative I found an article that ...
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Is it safe to drink grain alcohol mixed with snake blood?

I was in Vietnam recently and I took a shot of grain alcohol mixed with blood from a freshly killed cobra. That was close to a month ago and I didn't die or get sick, but I'm wondering how dangerous ...
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What is the shelf life of vermouth?

I like the occasional Negroni or Manhattan, but I'm not a heavy drinker. As far as I'm concerned liquor is pretty much immortal, but what's the rule on vermouth?
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How to mix alcohol with cream?

I recently wanted to make a 100% Baileys panna cotta. The idea was that because Baileys has a significant amount of cream, I could just add gelatine. I should note that my typical panna cotta has ...
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If I mix rum, gin, vodka and scotch whisky, put it in a water bottle, and leave it for a month will it be safe to drink?

I mixed gin, vodka, rum and scotch whisky together, put it into a water bottle, and left it for about 1 month, would it make me sick If I drank it?
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