If you trying to cut back on calories, or don't wish to use alcohol in recipes, use the following substitutions:
For 1 Tbs. dry vermouth, use 1 Tbs. apple juice.
For 1 Tbs. sweet sherry, use 1 Tbs. apple cider.
For 1/4 cup brandy, port wine, rum, sweet sherry, or fruity liqueur, use equal amount unsweetened apple or orange juice plus 1 tsp. vanilla or other flavored extract.
For 1/4 cup red wine, use equal amount red grape juice or cranberry juice.
For 1/4 cup white wine, use equal amount white grape juice or apple juice.
For 2 Tbs. amaretto, use 1/4-1/2 tsp. almond flavored extract (add water or grape juice if you need an equal volume).
For 2 Tbs. bourbon or sherry, use 1-2 tsp. vanilla extract (add water or grape juice if you need an equal volume).
For 2 Tbs. brandy or rum, use 1/2-1 tsp. brandy or rum extract (add water or grape juice if you need an equal volume).
For 2 Tbs. Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur, use 2 Tbs. unsweetened orange juice concentrate or 2 Tbs. orange juice and 1/2 tsp. orange extract.
For 2 Tbs. kahlua or other coffee/chocolate-flavored liqueur, use 1/2-1 tsp. chocolate extract plus 1/2-1 tsp. instant coffee in 2 Tbs. water.
For 2 Tbs. sherry or bourbon, use 1 to 2 tsp. vanilla extract.