What to Do With Leftover Wine

Posted on 11/16/2012

Don’t get us wrong, we love it when guests arrive to our holiday parties with a bottle of alcohol in hand, but when half-finished wine bottles are left at the end of the night, it can feel like a bit of a waste. Make the most of leftover wine with these quick, easy tips.


Tip 1: Cook with it.

If you’re making a recipe that calls for vino, it’s the perfect opportunity to use leftover wine without opening  a fresh bottle. If you’re not planning to cook anytime soon, freeze wine in ice cube trays and throw it into soups, stews or other recipes at a later time.


Tip 2: Mull it.

If you have half a bottle left, breathe some new life into it by turning it into mulled wine (perfect for the holiday season). For half a bottle of red wine, add 2 cups of apple cider, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 cinnamon stick, the juice and zest from half an orange, 2 whole cloves and 1 star anise. Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs and garnish with an orange peel or cinnamon stick.