I know, before you say anything – it is sometimes possible to end up with leftover champagne! Seeing as I have about 2 cups of the bubbly sitting around after our New Year’s festivities, I thought I’d make my triumphant return to the blogosphere with a brief post to help us all be greener in 2012!
Interested in a way to reduce alcoholic waste without feeling like… well, an alcoholic? Make specialty vinegars! Leftover red wine, white wine and champagne can be easily convereted when left uncovered in wide-mouth mason jars.
If it’s warmer where you live (or not the middle of winter when you’ve got the leftover drinks), then cover with a coffee filter or parchment paper to prevent attracting gnats. Let the alcohol sit a few weeks and voila! You’ve got yourself a fancy vinegar that works wonders in homemade dressings, marinades, or a fresh french potato salad.
It feels good to be back! Enjoy!!