What Can I Do With Leftover Champagne?

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Q: So New Years's Eve has come and gone. What do I do with this leftover Champagne? Can I cook with like I would white wine?

I'm looking for some interesting uses.

Sent by AZ

Editor: AZ, honestly, we really aren't going to recommend anything novel here. Drink it up! If you have good Champagne that isn't open yet, set it aside to drink with a weeknight meal, as recommended in this great article at Slate:

Quit Pigeonholing Champagne! The case for treating the fizzy drink like any other wine. - At Slate

If you have Champagne that is open already, the same injunction applies. Drink it up — maybe with a delicious syrup mixed in?

Readers, any more unusual ideas for Champagne? We just like it so much that we prefer it in its normal usage.


Related: Champagne Bar for New Year's Eve: Three Bubbly Cocktails

(Image: Liz Vidyarthi)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.