Foodie Friday: 5 Creative Ideas for Wine Ice Cubes
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So this week our theme is “frozen” and since I recently shared my Chocolate Chunk Protein Fudgesicles, I decided to share something that is less of a recipe and more of a life/kitchen hack. So, I present to you….what you can do with leftover wine.
I know what you’re thinking… what the heck is leftover wine?
Before you judge me and threaten to revoke my wino status, hear me out.
There are times when we reach the end of the bottle, we’ve had one to many glasses and you don’t want it to go to waste. Instead of leaving just a few ounces sitting there, you can put it to good use.
When might times like this occur, you ask?
1. The morning after having a party at your house. We’ve all been there…too much wine the night before and almost empty bottle still sitting on the kitchen counter. Don’t ditch it just because you’ve sworn off alcohol for the 30th time…pour those last drops into an ice cube tray for later use.
2. When a gracious guest brings over a bottle of wine that’s just not your taste. Sure, you’re polite and have a glass but instead of putting it in the fridge and pretend you’ll “break it out later”, do yourself a favor and freeze it instead of letting it go to waste.
3. I can’t think of a good third reason why you’d have leftover wine 😉
So now you’ve frozen your last drops of deliciousness and wondering what the heck can you use it for?!
1. Cook with them to make a red wine sauce or marsala!
2. Chill down a glass of club soda for an instant single serve wine spritzer!
3. Chill room temperature wine of the same variety- works especially well with white wine and won’t leave your drink all watered down.
4. Make a single serve sangria when you’re in the mood for something fresh and fruity- no need to break open a new bottle, just mix in some frozen cubes instead.
5. Break out the whole tray, throw it in a blender with some fruit, sparkling soda (or more wine) and make yourself some wine slushies! 😉
See? The possibilities are endless once you start to get creative. I bet you all are going to freeze an ice cube tray of wine just to make slushies this weekend, amiright?!
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