Sherry substituted alternatives with alcohol
To replace sherry in recipes for desserts, soups, or sauces, there are some alcoholic beverages that you can use to imitate the typical sherry flavor.
- Dry Vermouth: Substitute dry vermouth for sherry in a 1:1 ratio to add a sherry-like flavor to soups, stews, and sauces.
- Madeira: The Spanish liqueur wine Madeira is also a wonderful substitute for sherry. You don’t need to change anything in the quantities given in the recipe.
- Our tip: If you don’t have any of the above alternatives at home, you can also replace sherry with rosé wine, a mild red wine, or a tiny dash of red wine vinegar if necessary.
How to replace sherry with non-alcoholic alternatives
If you are concerned about the alcohol content of the fortified wine, you can also replace sherry with non-alcoholic alternatives.
- Plum juice: Unsweetened plum juice is particularly suitable as a sherry substitute for sauces or desserts. For desserts, you can get a better flavor by adding some vanilla extract to the prune juice.
- Apple cider vinegar: Sherry can also be replaced with pure apple cider vinegar. Unsweetened apple juice is also a suitable non-alcoholic alternative. If necessary, you can acidify the apple juice with a dash of apple cider vinegar.