9 Clever Uses For Your Leftover Champagne

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9 Clever Uses For Your Leftover Champagne

Celebrating the New Year is hard work. You have to dress fancy, stay awake until midnight (!), and drink as much bubbly wine as you can rationalize. If you should, however, find yourself asleep on the couch in sweatpants at 10 p.m., the final sips of your expensive bottle of champagne left neglected, we have good news for you. No longer will you have to writhe in leftover champagne regret — here we have a handful of great recipes that will make such instances of remorse a thing of the distant past. We have pink champagne cupcakes, mimosa donuts, and sparkling wine waffles, so whatever you do, don’t toss the bubbly. Keep reading for nine smart and tasty uses for your leftover champagne.

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Mimosa Donuts

Donuts may be just what you need after a long night of champagne sipping. Put your leftover bubbly to good use with these sweet treats. (via Sincerely Jill)

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Champagne Waffles

Waffles are one of the best parts about breakfast. Start things right with this spiked stack. (via Brave Tart)

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Grapefruit Flirtini

The party doesn’t have to be over yet. Fortify your champagne with grapefruit vodka using this bright and bubbly cocktail recipe. (via Ruffles and Truffles)

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Pink Champagne Cupcakes

What’s better than pink champagne? Why, pink champagne cupcakes, of course! These treats are twice as nice. (via Hummingbird High)

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Ginger Pear Spritzers

If you’re still thirsty, we suggest these ginger pear spritzers — they are the perfect winter sip. (via Making Thyme for Health)

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Champagne Poached Salmon with Champagne Cream Sauce

If you’d rather take things in a savory direction, this champagne-poached salmon is a sure thing. Top it with a champagne cream sauce and you’ll have plenty to celebrate. (via Prevention RD)

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Meyer Lemon Champagne Preserves

Your champagne will shine brightly in this recipe for Meyer lemon champagne preserves. It’s sweet and tart, and just perfect slathered on a crusty hunk of toast. (via Jelly Toast)

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Champagne Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is a genius way to make use of champagne that has overstayed its welcome. This mushroom version is hearty enough for a cold winter’s night. (via Kitchen Confidante)

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Clams in Prosecco

Steaming clams in sparkling wine makes the most of their delicate flavor. Cherry tomatoes, chili peppers, and fresh garlic bring this dish to another level. (via Apron and Sneakers)

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