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Old 12-08-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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ISO possible substitute for grappa

I have several holiday recipes that call for grappa. Only a few tablespoons each. We don't have any and a bottle of it is $44 here. What can I use as a (fairly) close substitute?

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Old 12-08-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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I have several holiday recipes that call for grappa. Only a few tablespoons each. We don't have any and a bottle of it is $44 here. What can I use as a (fairly) close substitute?
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grappa is what my m-i-l use to call a settle your tummy or digestive..It is considered an Itlaian brandy.I've subed some brandy for it not much just a little but, being it is from grapes and stems, I bet you could use some wine with no ill effect.

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Old 12-08-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
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I have several holiday recipes that call for grappa. Only a few tablespoons each. We don't have any and a bottle of it is $44 here. What can I use as a (fairly) close substitute?
So what kind of recipes call for it,makes it easier to find a substitute.
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The one I'm most interested in making is a yeast dough that is filled with raisins, almonds, pine nuts, cinnamon, etc., with the grappa mixed in the fruit/nut filling.
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Old 12-08-2007, 07:48 PM   #5
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Well that should be an easy one, use some good rum or for extra flavor Grand Marnier or Amaretto or maybe my least favorite bourbon.In baking its easy to exchange liquors
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:01 PM   #6
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k.t.e., grappas are clear but are often served flavored by soaking fruit in them. pear or plum seems to be the most common ones i've seen.

they're very high in alcohol content, and are harsh until aged and flavored. i would go with a high alcohol content white rum, or even a vodka.
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How about brandy?
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I think maybe gasoline may be a substitute. Just kidding. Not a fan of grappa.
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:05 PM   #9
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Grappa is a distilled booze.

Substitute at lib with anything else - but think about the taste.

The taste should be something you would find pleasant in your dish.

That, at least to me, is what cooking is all about.
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:07 PM   #10
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hmm, i'm not much of a brandy drinker. do they make clear brandies?

i think that it's interesting that a recipe called for grappa. it sounds like a rustic italian/european-ish recipe, because grappa would have been readily available after the wine making process, and would be cheap enough to cook with. other, more refined liquors might be thought of as too expensive, but grappa is made in the garage.
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