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Old 04-28-2008, 10:28 AM   #1
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What booze do you keep in your pantry?

I'm going to the market tomorrow and I figure I'll stock my kitchen liquor cabinet while I'm shopping. I was curious, what kinds of alcohol do you think belong in a well stocked kitchen and how do you use it/them?

For me, I always have:

Grande Marnier and some kind of strawberry liquor for desserts and fruits
Dry Vermouth for deglazing
Cognac for stocks and sauces
Rum for flavour.

(Also, I have some Marc I bought for Beef Burgundy a while back but I never use it. Any suggestions on how?)

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Old 04-28-2008, 10:41 AM   #2
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I'm going to the market tomorrow and I figure I'll stock my kitchen liquor cabinet while I'm shopping. I was curious, what kinds of alcohol do you think belong in a well stocked kitchen and how do you use it/them?

For me, I always have:

Grande Marnier and some kind of strawberry liquor for desserts and fruits
Dry Vermouth for deglazing
Cognac for stocks and sauces
Rum for flavour.

(Also, I have some Marc I bought for Beef Burgundy a while back but I never use it. Any suggestions on how?)
Vermouth
Brandy
Sherry
Port
Grand Marnier
Apple Brandy
Kalua
Amarula
Amaretto
Baileys
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:42 AM   #3
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I use sake in my stir frys. I just grab something from the bar usually. Applejack & Bourbon for BBQ mops and sauces. Wines. Cognac and brandy for sauces or stews. Port wine. Frangelica, vanilla ice cream and crushed biscotti parfais. Everything I use is available for cocktails.

Edit: Oh, the DW uses vodka in some of her pastries.

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Old 04-28-2008, 10:45 AM   #4
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Marsala
wines of all types
vodka
Sherry
Vermouth
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:46 AM   #5
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I don't like dry wines, so I've started buying the small 4-packs of dry red and white wines to keep on hand for deglazing.

I usually have some Chambord in the kitchen, but I don't cook with it

Brandy for sangria.

I'm guessing Marc is a red wine? You could use it for deglazing after searing a steak or pork chops and make a pan sauce.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:11 AM   #6
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That I use in the Kitchen...
1. A Dry Red Wine
2. A Dry White Wine
3. Marsala
4. Sherry
5. Grand Marnier
6. Kahlua
7. Bourbon
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Does it count if you drink it in the kitchen?
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:39 AM   #8
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I forgot to add beer to my list. i keep it on hand for drinking, but I do cook with it from time to time.
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Beer
Whiskey
Vermouth
Cognac
Brandy
Tequilia
Vodka
Dark Rum
Port
Sherry
Marsala
Bitters
Sauturn
Zin
and I am sure there are more...the pantry and bar are the same to me.
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Brandy
Rum
Tequila (most of the time it's gone before I know it)

Red and white wines are kept in our hutch cellar and in the fridge.
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