What is your alcohol of choice when making French Onion Soup?

There are so many different recipes out there. I was thinking some combination of dry sherry and dry white wine, but am not sure of how much of each? I will be using 2 quarts of beef broth.

  • Posted by: JulieS
  • February 23, 2015


Leith D. February 25, 2015
Vermouth and Madeira.
Eliz. February 25, 2015
On a tangent: next bitterly cold day when you have a rich, homemade chicken stock on hand, put on your orange Crocs and make some onion soup.
signe February 24, 2015
Dry sherry, I/2 beef stock 1/2 chicken stock YUM!!!
Nancy February 24, 2015
Brandy or cognac in the soup, red wine to drink with it.
Tasha February 24, 2015
Yea I've actually used beef broth and red wine. Turned out amazing!
JulieS February 23, 2015
Thanks everyone! I used dry vermouth and finished with Brandy. Very good, although hubby thought it was a tad sweet. It might of just needed a final hit of salt. I loved it as is, but I might tinker with it next time using all the wonderful suggestions!
keg72 February 23, 2015
I also use sherry, white wine and cognac.
Summer O. February 23, 2015
I've used Ina Garten's recipe with success many times she uses all three - white wine, sherry and cognac.
QueenSashy February 23, 2015
I know that many recipes call for white vine, but I like to use sherry only, slightly off-dry, about 1/2 cup, and about 1/2 tsp or so of vinegar to "emulate" the acidity of the wine.

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jeinde February 23, 2015
I always use Julia Child's recipe and she uses 1/2 cup white wine (or dry white vermouth) for 2 qts. broth and adds 3 Tbsp. cognac at the end.
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