Cooking with any kind of alcohol beverage can make any recipe come alive with flavour and amazing textures. Cooking with wine will add sweetness to several meat dishes. Wine reduction sauces can be favourable and great additions to any dish. Wine in a fruit based dessert will add some great kick to already sweetened recipes.
Rum has become a great piece of some dessert recipes, adding flavour, sweetness and uniqueness to many cakes. Adding any kind of quality whiskey to a dish can entice not only sweetness, but a sharp and bold set of flavours that are not often experienced in traditional cooking.
Some cake frostings can contain a nice shot or two of quality vodka, adding a bold and refreshing twist to the common birthday favourite.
Cooking with beer has become more popular over the last several years. Cooking stews and other meat dishes with a dark beer or stout adds a different flavourful feel to classic favourites and allow you to create some new ones. Other types of beers such as lighter pilsners and ales go well into tomato based dishes such as the traditional borscht or homemade pasta sauce.
Whatever your pleasure, cooking with alcohol based beverages add new and often exciting elements to food.