Originally Posted by tmsouth1
If a person saw me buying wine or any other alcohol that i could just be using for cooking and they didn't know they would naturally , like most people, assume the worst.
I am sorry you feel that way about your fellow man. I do not think most people would assume the worse at all. I believe people are good and think good for the most part. If I saw someone buying booze and I knew them to have alcoholism in the family or something else then my first though, if I even gave it a first though, would be that they are buying a gift for someone.
In my opinion, it is better to not worry what other people think about you as it really does not matter. But that is just my opinion and everyone is free to do as they wish.
For your particular recipe I would just do without. Or maybe you could have a trusted friend buy a nip for you. Someone who you know will not talk about who s/he is buying it for.