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What's a good use for cheap sparkling wine (other than vinegar)?

asked by Mollyh over 1 year ago
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Zester_003
pierino

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added over 1 year ago

Sorbet, assuming you have an ice cream maker, although I'm not sure it's "a good use." You can also try it out in mushroom soup.

Sit2
added over 1 year ago

Mimosa's. With either orange or peach juice and the sparkling wine.

I think you could also some of it for quick breads that call for soda water.

Chris_in_oslo
Greenstuff

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added over 1 year ago

If it's good enough, just not great, kir royales (originally made with cassis, but now with any variety of additions). Otherwise, I second pierino's sorbet suggestion. Sorbets made with sparkling wine are remarkably delicious.

Zester_003
pierino

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added over 1 year ago

Another thought, raclette. Drizzle some on sliced baguettes, top with raclette slices, finish under a raclette maker or in the oven. Serve with cornichons.

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added over 1 year ago

Add a tablespoon or two of elderflower syrup (other syrups work well, too--I am using a spiced pear syrup for the holidays) or make an Aperol or Campari spritz.

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added over 1 year ago

Reduce and use as a glaze for chicken. Make jelly out of it. Punch. Granita. Sub for water in Agua Fresca with pineapple.

Baci1
HalfPint

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added over 1 year ago

I would use it to poach pears.

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added over 1 year ago

Make a simple syrup with it and use to make a fresh grapefruit compote..so delicious.