How To Include Liqueur In A Compliant Ingredients Label?

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SensationalCakesAndMore Posted 9 May 2016 , 6:23pm
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Hi Cakers!

I am a licensed home bakery in Ohio and I am assembling my ingredients labels to get into compliance. I am using Recipal ( which is a fabulous resource - check it out - but I've hit a snag: some of my cakes and fillings incorporate liqueurs and other alcoholic drinks like limoncello, Chambord, Kirsch, etc. Alcoholic drinks don't have ingredients labels the way food items do. And, the USDA ingredients database doesn't list any subingredients for coffee liqueur, the only liqueur in the list.

How do you list liqueurs in your ingredients list? I ended up finding grain alcohol in the ingredients list and included it at 17% the volume, i.e. 0.17 ounce (1 tsp) where I use 1 ounce (2 Tbsp) in the recipe, since Chambord is 33 proof and grain alcohol is 190 proof. And as far as I can tell, the rest is natural ingredients and water. Yikes! There's got to be a better way.

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