24 Things To Do With Leftover Champagne (Besides Drink It)

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‘Tis the season for having a mostly drunk bottle of leftover champagne or sparkling wine in the fridge. First of all, you can totally still drink it. Second, you can also make it into so many things. There are sweet options like donuts and waffles and champagne cake, but there are also loads of savory ones, like clams and cream sauces and risotto. Use it straight from the bottle, as in the following recipes, or turn it into vinegar and live all your dreams. Also, unless you were drinking some weird flavored bullshit, consider using it in any recipe that might call for white wine. BAM.


1. Meyer Lemon Champagne Preserves

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2. Champagne Bread

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3. Mimosa Donuts

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4. Champagne Waffles

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5. Strawberry and Champagne Pancakes

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6. Grilled Oysters with Champagne Mignonette

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7. Clams in Prosecco

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8. Champagne & Mushroom Risotto

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9. Tagliatelle with Shrimp and Champagne Butter Sauce

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10. Lemon-Basil Ricotta Stuffed Shells in a Champagne Cream Sauce

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11. One-Pan Baked Champagne Cream Sauce Fettuccine with Truffle Oil

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12. Champagne Turkey Meatballs

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13. Chicken with Champagne and 40 Cloves of Garlic

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14. Pink Champagne Pork Chops

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15. Champagne-Poached Salmon with Champagne Cream Sauce

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16. Champagne Cake Pops

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17. Pink Champagne Cupcakes

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18. Cherry Vanilla Champagne Cake

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19. Flourless Chocolate Cake with Orange Blossom Water and Strawberry Champagne Sauce

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20. Strawberry Balsamic Gratin with Champagne Sabayon

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21. Champagne Rhubarb Jelly Shots

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22. Champagne Sorbet With Red Currant Syrup

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23. Champagne and Flower Popsicles

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24. Champagne and Peach Sorbet

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Carolyn Yates was formerly the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com. Her writing has appeared in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles by way of Montreal and Toronto. Find her on twitter or instagram.

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