Did you know that cooking for others can help you get closer to friends and family? Consider cooking up some delicious and new dishes this week for your friends. If you want to try cooking with alcohol, we can help.
In this guide, we’ll go over the best types of alcohol to cook with for your friends and family.
Want to learn more? Keep reading.
1. Use White Wine or Red Wine
White wine is versatile alcohol to use while cooking. Look for a crisp and dry wine like a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.
You can use white wine to marinate meats. Some people will add white wine to their sauce to add more flavor.
Red wine is another excellent option. Consider picking up a light to medium-bodied wine like Merlot or Pinot Noir. You can braise meats with red wine or add red wine to sauces.
Red wine has a deeper flavor profile compared to white wine. Use red wine with meats and white wine with fish or pasta.
Whiskey is an aged liquor and can add a delicious flavor to your dish. Add a splash of whiskey to your meats to bring out the smokiness.
Some people will add whiskey to their brownies or ice cream to bring out the sweetness.
Rum is a popular option for bakers because it’s sweet. A splash of rum will add a caramel flavor and sweetness to your dishes.
Bakers will add rum to their fruit dishes and cakes. Spiced rum can add an exotic flair to a dessert.
A lot of people will use vodka while baking. The vodka can help make the dough more malleable, and it’s easy to work with because you don’t need to add water. The vodka will burn off, leaving a flaky crust.
Cooks will also use vodka when making a tomato pasta dish. Try making a pasta dish for your friends and family this weekend. Add a splash of vodka to the sauce.
If you’re cooking for a large number of people, make sure you watch how much vodka you add. Consider picking up a pour spout for your vodka bottle. It will be easier to manage the flow of the vodka.
5. Beer-Flavored Dish
You can impress your friends or family with this meal. Go to a local store and ask for help choosing a beer. Specific flavor profiles will work better with certain dishes.
You could make beer-battered chicken or fish. Try a fried chicken recipe with a beer batter. The beer will add a slight acidity to the batter.
The beer will also add tenderness to the meat. Add a part of your favorite beer to the egg mixture before you coat the chicken with the breading.
Now You Know More About Cooking With Alcohol
We hope this guide on cooking with alcohol was helpful. Try a few different dishes at home. Experiment with beer-battered chicken or add a splash of vodka to a pasta sauce.
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