Leftover Champagne = Free Champagne Vinegar!

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.

Yeah, it's really that simple.

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!!

6 thoughts on “Leftover Champagne = Free Champagne Vinegar!

    • As far as I know so far, it is!! I’ll be sure to update and repost in a few weeks. I found this in a book called “1001 uses for vinegar” and on Martha Stewart’s website. Martha is never NEVER wrong, so it must be true!!!!!!! 😀

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