4 Ingenious Ways to Use Leftover Wine
Leftover wine? Is this a joke? But if you seriously find yourself with an unfinished wine bottle rattling around your kitchen floor, its drinkability becomes questionable.
Don’t worry! We have four more healthy and fun ways to use up the excess of leftover wine before it loses its flavor.
Make Red Wine Chocolate Cake
The combination of leftover red wine and chocolate makes a moist and flavorful cake that taste unique and smells irresistible. Though wine doesn’t fluff, it gives an intense flavor to the chocolate, making it a fancy dessert for adults.
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cups sugar powder
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups red wine
Recipe for red wine chocolate cake:
- Preheat oven to 350F/180C degrees. Grease a 12-cup size pan and set aside.
- Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, and salt together in a bowl.
- Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract together until light and fluffy. Then, beat in the wine and flour mixture in this mix.
- Spread the batter into the oiled pan, bake this wine chocolate cake until a toothpick inserted into it comes out clean.
- Keep the cake aside and allow it to cool completely, and then decorate it the way you like.
Homemade Wine Vinegar
Do you enjoy delicious winey and vinegary recipes? This time give a try to homemade wine vinegar instead of commercial one. We bet this will become your favorite flavor ever.
- 1 cup wine
- 3 teaspoon standard vinegar
Recipe for Homemade Wine Vinegar:
- Pour the leftover red wine in a vessel, add the standard vinegar and stir it well.
- Cover it with a towel and store for 1-2 weeks until it tastes like vinegar.
- Keep it in a swing top or sealable wine bottle.
Red Wine Reduction Sauce
Thinking what to do with leftover wine? What’s so impressive than a red wine reduction sauce?
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup minced shallots
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
- 1/2 cup beef stock
- 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
Recipe for red wine reduction sauce:
- Take a saute pan and grease it with olive oil. Then, put the greasy pan on a medium heat.
- Fry shallots until translucent.
- Combine red wine and beef stock in the pan and boil until half.
- Add butter and rosemary to taste.
Sparkling Wine Jelly
A perfect accompaniment to roasted meats, vanilla yogurt and cheese platters, this homemade wine jelly is also perfect gift-giving.
- 3 cups crushed sugar
- cups red wine
- 1 pouch liquid Pectin
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
Recipe for sparkling wine jelly:
- Combine red wine, sugar, lemon juice and Pectin in a sauce pan.
- Boil while frequently stirring until sugar dissolves completely.
- Remove from the stovetop and skim foam off the top.
- Pour it quickly into warm sterilized glasses and cover with lids.
- Let the glasses sit in boiling water bath for 5 minutes, and finger-licking wine jelly is ready.
So, the leftover wine can not just be sipped, but also be eaten scrumptiously.