I want to make a proper sherry trifle, but do not want to use sherry! Is there an alternative liqueur that won't change the whole ethos of the trifle? Here is a link to how to make a sherry trifle.

picture of sherry trifle

The liqueur I use must also be good enough to have as a drink to go with the trifle.

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Alchermes could be a good hint, in Italy is used as an ingredient in Zuppa inglese, a particular derivation of trifle ...as you are trying to do.

Just a reminder, I don't think it is really good to drink it as a glass of wine, but perfect with desserts.

  • Now this is interesting, a big red colored tick for you! Mar 2, 2017 at 8:06
  • The advice here was outstanding, alchermes was something I didn't know about. Mar 2, 2017 at 14:39
  • @dougal 3.0.0 we're here for that
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    Mar 2, 2017 at 14:43
  • It's a green tick this time not a red tick - great! Mar 2, 2017 at 14:46
  • Cherry Brandy, what? And you could substitute black cherry jam for the more traditional raspberry /strawberry jam ingredient. Mar 5, 2017 at 9:45

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