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Sauerbraten - Subbing gin for juniper berries

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Sauerbraten - Subbing gin for juniper berries

Bada Bing | Jan 13, 2013 10:12 AM

I'm making sauerbraten for the first time, and on canvassing recipes, I saw several indicating that gin can sub for juniper berries. I don't see indications about how much. I don't normally have gin around, but I wonder if one of those tiny bottles might be worth popping into the marinade bag (say two-three tablespoons volume)?

Also, I notice that some recipes call for wine marinades whereas mine is broth, red wine vinegar and cider vinegar. I wonder if a little alcohol would help volatize certain tastes that might otherwise go dormant, unless vinegars have the same effect as booze.

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